The entomology collection at the AUMNH was historically the Auburn University Entomology Museum (AUEM). Our collection of roughly half a million pinned specimens has its strengths in: Chrysomelidae, Formicidae, Megachilidae, Orthoptera, Simuliidae, and Siphonaptera of Alabama. Our arachnid and myriapod collection is composed of roughly 15,000 ethanol preserved specimens and 10,000 slide-mounted specimens. Strengths include ticks of Alabama, Diplopoda and Araneae of the Southeastern United States. The geographic scope of our holdings extend beyond the Southeastern United States and reflects research interests of previous and current curators and affiliated persons.
We are currently in the process of digitizing our specimens and you can search our Entomology catalog here and our Arachnid and Myriapod catalog here. To request a loan or for more information, please contact us.