Insect Taxonomy and Curation

Project Description : 

Students will help organize the UMass insect collection by sorting unsorted specimens to order (Coleoptera, Hemiptera, etc.) and within orders, sorting specimens into the most common families. Students will learn about insect classification and diversity through hands-on experience with specimens. Prior knowlege of insect taxonomy is helpful but not essential.

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Name of Lab: 

UMass Entomology Collection

Contact Person: 

Ben Normark

Contact E-mail: 

bnormark@ent.umass.edu

Lab website: 

https://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/nhc/collections/insect-collection