Entomology conducts research, research training and graduate education on the world's insects — their global diversity, evolution, geography, genomic, morphology, conservation, ecology and behavior. These studies are grounded in research collections of almost 5 million specimens and their associated data. Major research areas in Entomology are beetles, bees, and fossil insects.

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Collections

The Entomology collections at the KU Biodiversity Institute are estimated to contain over 4.9 million pinned and labeled specimens, plus approximately 87,000 specimens mounted on slides, and approximately 40,000 vials of specimens preserved in alcohol.
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Entomology Research

Current research focuses on phylogenetic systematics and evolution among insects, particularly aquatic insects by Andrew Short.
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News

The Entomology Division website will be offline temporarily.  Please contact collection management staff for information regarding loans, information requests, visiting the collection, et cetera. Our collection database portal is still accessible from this link:  Search our collections 
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