The specimens housed in this collection are the work of over 100 years of collection and identification and represent 1000s of hours of work by world authorities on many arthropod groups. The collection is an invaluable resource to the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science, NMSU, and the state including as a reference for quick identification of arthropods, including those that impact human, animal, or plant health, invasive species, as reference material for identification of various unknown arthropods to constituents within the state and beyond, and as a protected repository for voucher specimens of new species. If you are involved in research and would like to inquire about specimen loans or schedule a visit, do not hesitate to contact us
Every year, the Arthropod museum reaches thousands of students and interested groups. If you want to schedule a visit to the arthropod museum or an outreach event at your school or in your classroom, click the link on the top right of this page and book a visit!
Dr. C. Scott Bundy
Curator of Non-Insect Arthropods
Dr. David B. Richman
Other contact information
Dr. Carol Sutherland