Other Insect Orders

For loan and visitation requests, please contact the Curator-in-Charge. Please submit visitation requests at least two weeks prior to your anticipated arrival date.

Donors, please refer to the Invertebrate Zoology policies regarding the deposition of material.

Search here for specimens in our collections that have already been databased.

Please contact Curator-in-Charge Jessica Ware for loans of or access to:

  • Blattodea/Mantodea
  • Dermaptera
  • Ephemeroptera
  • Microcoryphia
  • Odonata
  • Orthopterida
  • Plecoptera
  • Psocoptera
  • Phthiraptera
  • Thysanoptera
  • Zoraptera
  • Zygentoma

Collections Assistant: Ruth Salas

Check out our National Science Foundation-funded Terrestrial Polyneoptera Digitization Project.

The minor holometabolous orders, and amber collections will not be available for requests and visits from March 13th to May 1st 2023.  During this time, we will be moving all AMNH butterfly specimens into a brand-new facility in the Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Please contact Curator-in-Charge David Grimaldi for loans of or access to:

  • Mecopterida
  • Neuropterida
  • Siphonaptera
  • Strepsiptera
  • Trichoptera 

Collections Assistant: Aga Pierwola