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About the Museum

The primary objective of the museum is to accumulate and conserve a documented record of the insect fauna of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other areas.

Beth 3934An insect museum is an information center or "library" where properly preserved and labeled specimens are a permanent source of information on structures, geographical and seasonal variations, habitats, ecology, host-parasite association, and evolutionary trends of insects. The Frost Entomological Museum collections currently represent regional insect biodiversity in the eastern United States.

The Making of Pennsylvania Entomology: The Life and Contributions of Stuart W. Frost 1891-1980

We gratefully acknowledge these generous contributions.

We do loan our specimens to researchers.