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Orders ship Monday through Thursday, the day following order placement.

This USA specimen kit includes everything that is in the 40 specimen collection, plus ten more specimens. To summarize, this kit includes 14 different insect Orders containing 50 different insect Families. So, you get 50 different specimens of dead insects (that's 50 different species)and 50 pins. 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 on 03/08/18



   Common Name



 Leaf-footed Bug



 Large Milkweed Bug






 Stink Bug



 Water boatman






 Plant Bug



 Burrowing Bug



 Assassin Bug



 Boxelder Bug



 Bluebottle Fly



 Dance Fly



 House Fly



 Fruit Fly



 Giant Fungus Gnat*



 March Fly



 Soldier Fly












 Ichneumon wasp



 Darkling beetle






 Leaf beetle



 Ground beetle






 Scarab Beetle



 Soldier Beetle



 Longhorn Beetle



 Click Beetle



 Pleasing Fungus Beetle



 Leafroller Moth



 Owlet Moth



 Buckeye Butterfly



 Pierid Butterfly



 Geometer Moth



 Crambid Moth



 Blattid Cockroach



 Wood Cockroach



 Dampwood Termite



 Subterranean Termite















 Green Lacewing






 Jumping Bristletail*








+ 50 Pins

Duplicates of a few specimens are included for you to practice with. (Sorry, no requests allowed for which ones are duplicated.)

Dead Insect Collection 50 Count

Price: $149.00
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