The Entomology Collection

Gustavus Adolphus College

Department of Biology

800 West College Ave

St. Peter, MN 56082

Insect orders represented in the collection:

Lepidoptera Neuroptera Dermoptera
Coleoptera Hemiptera Orthoptera
Hymenoptera Diptera Ephemeroptera
Odonata Isoptera Blattodea

Goal: Insect collections are an important resource for studies in taxonomy & natural history. Collections document species diversity, polyphenisms, and phenotypic differences between regions. Gustavus Adolphus College has an extensive insect collection, comprised of thousands of insects from at least twelve different orders. Many of these insects are decades old - preserved from the 1950s and 60s. Specimens were collected by various professors and students over the years.

Disclaimer: All work with the lepidopterans was done by Thereasa Schollett (class of 2007) and Sarah Zierke (class of 2008). We have done our best to accurately identify each specimen, but if you notice a mistake please feel free to contact us and send the correct information.

Contact information:
Dr. Margaret C. Bloch Qazi
Assistant Professor of Biology