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The Insect Division houses a world-class collection with over 4.5 million specimens from all over the globe. An emphasis on specific taxonomic groups has produced outstanding collections of the Acari, Orthoptera, and Odonata, and to a lesser extent, the Homoptera, Coleoptera and Lepidoptera.

Division News

Thomaz wins prestigious Rackham Predoc Fellowship

EEB and UMMZ graduate student Andréa Thomaz has been selected to receive the prestigious Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. Thomaz’s advisor is Professor Lacey Knowles.


Huang awarded UMMZ Tinkle Scholarship

EEB graduate student Jen-Pan Huang is this year's recipient of the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship from the U-M Museum of Zoology.

UMMZ's most prestigious student award is given on the basis of outstanding performance as a doctoral student.


Publication Highlight

Dichopetala and new Related North American Genera

The genus Dichopetala Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 sensu Rehn and Hebard, 1914 is revised, with the description of 6 new genera and 14 new species.
T. J. Cohn (posthumous), D.R. Swanson, and P. Fontana