The Collection

Andrew's collection consists of just over 500 different insects and arachnids from around the world — proudly obtained from butterfly farms that promote conservation. Most of the specimens are stored professionally in Cornell entomology drawers, but the collection is ever-growing and many are left unmounted. The website is still underdevelopment and many insects are being added, but you are welcome to take a virtual tour of the collection at any time. Please check back frequently for new additions. We will bring in several drawers to the outreach event from both Andrew's and Ryan's personal collection.

If you are interested in viewing a complete list of specimens, perhaps for scientific research or reference, you may view the Specimen Database for more details on every specimen in the colletion.


Mixed Beetles (Coleoptera)
Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae)
Cicadas (Cicadidae)
Mixed Butterflies (Lepidoptera)
Birdwing Butterflies (Ornithoptera)
Swallowtail Butterflies (Papilio)
Mantids (Mantidae)
Katydids (Tettigoniidae)
Katydids #2 (Tettigoniidae)
Katydids #3 (Tettigoniidae)
Mixed Grasshoppers (Orthoptera)
Ants, Bees & Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Stick Insects #1 (Phasmatodea)
Stick Insects #2 (Phasmatodea)
Stick Insects #3 (Phasmatodea)
Stick Insects #4 (Phasmatodea)
Mixed Spiders (Araneae)
Golden Silk Orb Weavers (Nephila)
Tarantulas (Theraphosidae)