Arthropod Research Collection (ARC)


The ARC collection contains adult and immature insects, spiders, ticks, mites, and other arthropods, as well as nematodes, primarily from Michigan and the Great Lakes region. The Collection also contains many specimens from other parts of the world. The Center provides a reference collection of authoritatively identified specimens for research and extension; loans specimens worldwide for research; conducts systematics, evolutionary, and biodiversity research; collaborates and assists in faculty and graduate student research; and maintains a repository of voucher specimens documenting research.


401 Natural Sciences Building, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824


The ARC is open by appointment to all interested researchers, societies, and the public, and anyone who needs information about insect and arthropod identification and biology.


MSU's Department of Entomology.

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