J. L. Gressitt Center for Research in Entomology
The Gressitt Center houses over 14 million prepared specimens of insects and related arthropods, including over 17,000 primary types, making it the third largest entomology collection in the United States and the eighth largest in the world.
While global in scope, the collection's strength lies in its unparalleled holdings of specimens from New Guinea, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Oceania.
Unmatched historical and modern holdings from the Hawaiian Islands document the archipelago's highly endemic and often endangered native insect fauna as well as the large contingent of alien species that threaten it.
Entomology at the Bishop Museum can be traced back as far as 1892, begining with our support of R.C.L. Perkins and the Fauna Hawaiiensis survey project.