The collection holds large but unknown numbers of endangered, threatened and extinct species. For virtually all arthropods, not enough research has been completed to even begin listing endangered or threatened species. So this is a critical resource for understanding the previous working of and future problems associated with the disruption of natural processes. One example is the Hawaiian beetle collections of which possibly 75% can be considered for listing as endangered or threatened.
Jim Boone, M.S., Entomology Collections Manager
Neal Evenhuis, PhD, Senior Entomologist
Keith Arakaki, Collections Technician
To request a back of house collection tour please fill out our online Natural Sciences Collection Tour Request Form
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