Department of Entomology
Ants, Bees, Wasps & Sawflies
The Hymenoptera Collection consists of about three million specimens including over 15,000 holotypes. More than 7,000 drawers house the pinned specimens and approximately 10,000 glass vials contain the preserved larvae and adults in alcohol.
The collection represents about 15% of the total entomological collections in the department, and is especially rich in Symphyta (sawflies), aculeates, and entomophagous parasites from worldwide locations.