NCSU Insect Museum

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Get creepy with 1.5 million dead insects

Soon after the foundation of Raleigh’s N.C. State University in 1889, insect collections began growing across campus. In 1952, these collections were assembled into a single resource now known as the N.C. State University Insect Museum. With nearly 1.5 million specimens, the museum has been internationally recognized for the study of insects and mites from North Carolina, the Southeastern United States and some parts of the world. The museum’s GigaPan project produced large photos of museum insect collection drawers, taking high-resolution photos and stitching them into one panorama. The NCSU Entomology Outreach Program also works closely with other educational organizations and events, promoting the study of insects in the Triangle. Small groups and individuals can access the museum by making an appointment with the Department of Entomology.

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