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Bressler longhorned beetle collection

The longhorned beetle, Typocerus zebra (Olivier, 1795) In May, Dr. Ellen Brown of Fredericksburg, Virginia donated the collection of her husband Dr. Barry Lee Bressler (1936 – 2017) to the Virginia Tech Insect Collection. Dr. Bressler, who was born in … Continue reading

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New home

Seitz Hall, the new home of Virginia Tech’s Insect Collection This winter, the Virginia Tech Insect Collection is moving back to campus. After 20 years of temporary storage at Price’s Fork Research Facility (7 km east of campus), the 125-year-old … Continue reading

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Support from the National Science Foundation

I am pleased to announce that our proposal for a Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) grant that we submitted for the Virginia Tech Insect Collection has been funded by the National Science Foundation! This award from the Division … Continue reading

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Taking a Look Around

I am a graduate student in the department of entomology and I  signed up for an independent class with Dr. Paul Marek.  The idea has been that I can learn things about our collection and curating.  You might imagine that … Continue reading

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