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This USA specimen kit includes everything that is in the 60 specimen collection, plus 15 more specimens. To summarize, this kit includes 17 different insect Orders containing 75 different insect Families. So, you get 75 different specimens of dead insects (that's 75 different species), plus 75 pins and a pair of forceps (helpful tweezers) for manipulating the specimens. The table below lists this information in an easier to understand format. Please note that some specimens are small or soft-bodied and ship in alcohol (70% alcohol in 1.5 milliliter microcentrifuge vials) as denoted by asterisks (*) in the table below. These and all the other species are usually collected within the last calendar year and have been stored in the freezer to maintain both their appearance and, when thawed, their flexibility. That means no chemicals (relaxing fluid) are typically required. If you do let them dry out, you can put them in water that has been boiled and set to the side for a few moments. If you don't plan to use the thawed specimens on arrival, simply place them back in the freezer until you're ready. Also, note that termites are now considered to be in the Order Blattodea, although much literature still refers to them as being placed within the Order Isoptera. All specimens (including ones in vials) are packed between layers of soft tissue paper within portion cups (small condiment cups with lids). These are wrapped in cushioning newspaper and overboxed with a cardboard box for shipping. Please see Terms and Conditions page for more information about our policies and shipping services.

Most specimens are large enough to accommodate a pin stuck through them, but you may find that small and/or fragile specimens are more easily glued to paper tabs with pins (first) stuck through the paper tabs. We include a few duplicated specimens for you to practice pinning (Sorry, no special requests as to which ones you get as freebies).

*Last revised 10/16/2017


   Order

   Family

   Common Name

 Hemiptera

 Pentatomidae

 Stink bug

 Hemiptera

 Gerridae

 Water strider

 Hemiptera

 Rhopalidae

 Boxelder bug

 Hemiptera

 Cicadellidae

 Leafhopper

 Hemiptera

 Tingidae

 Lace bug*

 Hemiptera

 Miridae

 Plant bug*

 Hemiptera

 Cicadidae

 Cicada

 Hemiptera

 Corixidae

 Water Boatman*

 Hemiptera

 Coreidae

 Leaf-footed Bug

 Hemiptera

 Membracidae

 Buffalo Treehopper

 Hemiptera

 Notonectidae

 Backswimmer

 Hemiptera

 Cydnidae

 Burrowing Bug

 Diptera

 Calliphoridae

 Bluebottle Fly

 Diptera

 Muscidae

 House Fly

 Diptera

 Drophillidae

 Fruit Fly

 Diptera

 Empididae

 Dance Fly

 Diptera

 Syrphidae

 Flower Fly

 Diptera

 Bibionidae

 March Fly

 Diptera

 Culicidae

 Mosquito*

 Diptera

 Mycetophilidae

 Giant Fungus Gnat

 Diptera

 Stratiomyidae

 Soldier Fly

 Diptera

 Tabanidae

 Deer Fly

 Hymenoptera

 Apidae

 Honeybee

 Hymenoptera

 Formicidae

 Ant

 Hymenoptera

 Ichneumonidae

 Ichneumon Wasp

 Hymenoptera

 Vespidae

 Paper Wasp

 Hymenoptera

 Chrysididae

 Cuckoo Wasp

 Hymenoptera

 Sphecidae

 Thread-wasited Wasp

 Hymenoptera

 Mutillidae

 Velvet Ant

 Coleoptera

 Coccinellidae

 Ladybug

 Coleoptera

 Elateridae

 Click beetle

 Coleoptera

 Curculionidae              

 Weevil  

 Coleoptera

 Cantharidae

 Soldier Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Chrysomelidae

 Leaf Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Carabidae

 Ground beetle

 Coleoptera

 Cerambycidae

 Longhorn Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Scarabaeidae

 Scarab Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Tenebrionidae

 Darkling Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Staphylinidae

 Rove Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Histeridae

 Clown Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Meloidae

 Blister Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Trogidae

 Hide Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Lampyridae

 Firefly

 Coleoptera

 Gyrinidae

 Whirligig Beetle

 Coleoptera

 Erotylidae

 Pleasing Fungus Beetle

 Lepidoptera

 Geometridae

 Geometer Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Tortricidae

 Leafroller Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Noctuidae

 Owlet Moth

 Lepidoptera 

 Crambidae

 Crambid Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Erebidae

 Tiger Moth

 Lepidoptera

 Pieridae

 Pierid Butterfly (Sulphur)

 Lepidoptera

 Nymphalidae

 Buckeye Butterfly

 Blattodea

 (varies)

 Cockroach

 Blattodea

 Ectobiidae

 Wood Cockroach

 Blattodea/Isoptera 

 Termitoidae

 Subterranean Termite*

 Blattodea/Isoptera 

 Archotermopsidae  Dampwood Termite*

 Orthoptera

 (varies)

 Cricket

 Orthoptera

 (varies)

 Grasshopper

 Orthoptera

 Tettigoniidae

 Katydid (imperfect antennae)

 Orthoptera

 Rhaphidophoridae

 Camel Cricket

 Phasmida

 Heteronemiidae

 Walkingstick (small)

 Dermaptera 

 Forficulidae

 Earwig*

 Zygentoma

 Lepismatidae

 Firebrat*

 Neuroptera

 Chrysopidae                

 Green Lacewing

 Neuroptera

 Hemerobiidae

 Brown Lacewing

 Neuroptera

 Myrmeleontidae

 Antlion

 Neuroptera

 Sisyridae

 Spongillafly*

 Trichoptera

 (varies)

 Caddisfly*

 Trichoptera

 Leptoceridae

 Longhorn Caddisfly

 Microcoryphia

 Machilidae

 Jumping Bristletail*

 Odonata

 (varies)

 Damselfly

 Odonata

 Libellulidae

 Skimmer Dragonfly

 Raphidioptera

 Rhaphidiidae

 Snakefly*

 Psocodea

 (varies)

 Barklouse*

 Mantodea

 Mantidae

 Mantis* (small)

 

+ 75 Pins

+ Forceps

Dead Insect Collection 75 Count

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