Nearly all the holdings of the Yale Peabody Museum’s Division of
Entomology have been assembled since the late 1940s, and represent the
collecting efforts of Charles L.
Remington, divisional staff and affiliates, in addition to the accession of
outside collections. A small portion of the holdings are from the Yale
collection of the 19th century.
Emphasized taxonomic groups are:
Specialty collections have been organized around evolutionary themes such as
extinction, hybridization, mimicry, insular endemism and regional faunistic
surveys (such as New England bogs, and the offshore islands of New England and
Important lepidopteran collections include those donated by Frank Morton Jones, Herman Wilhelm, Sidney Hessel, Don Stallings, P.S. Remington, William Wright, T. Sargent, Thomas Manley and Margaret Cary, among others.
Other important collections include:
The Division has recently acquired several historically important collections dispersed by institutions:
The Yale Peabody Museum’s collections are available to legitimate researchers
for scholarly use. Loans are issued to responsible individuals at established
institutions. Loans and access to the collection can be arranged through the Collections
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