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The systematic collections of the Yale Peabody Museum’s Division of Entomology comprise over one million curated specimens.

Division holdings include important collections of lepidopterans, arachnids, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, water beetles and midges, and specialty collections on evolutionary themes. Recent acquisitions also include historically important collections from other institutions.

The Division also maintains a general entomological library of periodicals, books and reprints that includes coverage of arachnology donated from the Alexander Petrunkevitch Library.

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 Manager.

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Divisional Staff

Raymond J. Pupedis
Senior Collections Manager
Fax 203.432.9816

Lawrence F. Gall
Collections Manager
Fax 203.432.9816


Leonard E. Munstermann
Fax 203.785.4782



Mailing Address

Division of Entomology
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA


Shipping Address

Division of Entomology
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
170-210 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511 USA


The following individuals contribute to the Division of Entomology.


Curatorial Affiliates

Danny A. Brass 

Sarah E. Braun

Stephen K. Burian
Victor O. DeMasi
David G. Furth
Nathan Havill
William L. Krinsky
Chris T. Maier
Douglas I. Relyea

Richard G. Robbins
Dale F. Schweitzer
Michael C. Thomas

The honorary titles of Faculty Affiliate and Curatorial Affiliate are given to individuals who give some of their time and expertise to the Division. Affiliates are appointed by a vote of the Board of Curators and typically serve a 5-year renewable term.