Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMU-TAMUIC)

The Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC) is a land-grant-university-based collection of insects and related arthropods whose primary holdings are focused on the regional faunas of the south-central and southwestern United States and the northern neotropics, especially Mexico. As the oldest and largest entomological collection in Texas, the TAMUIC serves research, education and extension missions throughout the state, and particularly supports the diverse activities of the TAMU Department of Entomology. The TAMUIC has grown steadily through the years, especially in the last three decades, to become a major research collection with 2.6+ million curated specimens and holdings of more than 45,000 species. Approximately 10,000 specimens are loaned annually to systematics and biodiversity researchers around the world.
Contact: Dr. John D. Oswald (j-oswald@tamu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Texas A&M University
Access Rights: Not-for-profit use only
Texas A&M University
Insect Collection
Department of Entomology
Rm. 412, Minnie Belle Heep Bldg.
College Station, Texas   77843-2475
United States of America
979 862-3507
Collection Statistics
  • 548,589 specimen records
  • 522,891 (95%) georeferenced
  • 346,692 (63%) identified to species
  • 132 families
  • 2,587 genera
  • 8,863 species
  • 9,095 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371