C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection

C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection

Beetle with the word Triplehorn over it


Insects include both our best friends and some of our worst enemies. With more than 30 million species, there probably are more kinds of insects in the world than any other group of animals. Learning to tell friend from foe and to understand how the diversity of insects has evolved are the core tasks of the Triplehorn Insect Collection.

We scour the globe to discover new insect species and to investigate their biology and interrelationships. The collection includes specimens from all insect groups from various parts of the world. Through our electronic tools, the information on where, when and how individual species were collected, plus images, are made freely available to the public.

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C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection
The Ohio State University
1315 Kinnear Road
Columbus OH 43212-1157

Phone: (614)-292-2730 
Email: osuc-curator@osu.edu