Insect Collection

The Frank Hasbrouck Entomology Collection (coden: ASUHIC) contains around 700,000 insect specimens, representing at least 25 orders, 390 families, 4,000 genera, 10,000 species and 1,240 subspecies. Although most specimens are from Arizona and the southwestern United States, considerable representative material is also available from other North American states and especially Mexico. The collection was largely developed through the activities of past faculty (Drs. Frank Hasbrouck, GordoCastle and Cazier) and their students. The vast majority of specimens are pinned and mounted, though some specimens are stored in ethanol. Registration and electronic databasing of the collection has been initiated, but only a small percentage has been incorporated. In addition, an extensive reprint collection (10 file drawers) is available to visiting researchers. There is also a small study collection of representative insects for teaching and public outreach purposes.

To arrange a visit to the collection or for more information, please contact the Curator Dr. Nico Franz at nico.franz@asu.edu or the Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee at slee281@asu.edu.

A searchable species ledger (PDF) and other information regarding the Hasbrouck Insect Collection are available at http://franz.lab.asu.edu/collection.html.

Update, February 10, 2012:  The first ASUHIC specimen records are now available on-line at http://hasbrouck.asu.edu/symbiota/portal/collections/misc/collprofiles.php?collid=1.