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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection

Specimen Records: 10,659
Media Records: 2,319
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-08-24

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection is the oldest and largest entomological collection in Virginia. Founded in 1888 by W.B. Alwood at the university’s first experimental station with just a few insects collected from his apple orchards, the collection now composes more than 500,000 specimens. The collection contains many entomological treasures like American Burying Beetles collected from Blacksburg in 1889 (now extinct from the state), colorful Malaysian butterflies, a herbarium of plant pests, and an extensive slide collection of 50,000 soil mites. In addition to pinned dried specimens, the VTEC holds an alcohol collection of aquatic insects and Appalachian millipedes.

Contacts

Namenone
Rolenone
Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Namenone
Rolenone
Emailbenjamin.brandt@nau.edu
Name Paul Marek
Rolenone
Emailpmarek@vt.edu
Name Neil
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Paul Marek
RoleCollection Manager
Emailpmarek@vt.edu
  • Data Corrected
  • Data Use
  • Raw
This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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