Insect Collection Snapshots

In our last post, Norman and I discussed what we understand by internship, volunteering, and student work. Here in the Triplehorn collection, student interns and volunteers work side-by-side with our staff, faculty, and student assistants to learn and to preserve the collection for the future. Some tasks are fun, others are tedious, but all tasks are important. Instead of wordy descriptions, I selected some photos that illustrate the kinds of activities in our daily routine. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but I hope it will help to give you a general idea.

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If you are interested in learning more about insect collections, insect curation, insect specimen preservation and photography for scientific study (or just for fun!), or have any questions about the Triplehorn Insect Collection, please feel free to drop me a note at

About the Author: Luciana Musetti is an Entomologist and the Curator of the Triplehorn Insect Collection.

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