The University of Texas Insect Collection (UTIC)
is one part of the University of Texas Biodiversity Collections
The Entomology Collection is the second largest in Texas, housing 500,000 pinned specimens and 1.5 million ethanol-preserved specimens.
It's strengths are in Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, and ants), and cave invertebrates.
The collection's emphasis is on Texas and Mexico and is housed at the Lake Austin Centre, adjacent to the Brakenridge Field Laboratory (BFL)
, est. 1967.
Link to list of species
collected on the grounds of the Brakenridge Field Laboratory (BFL), including most notably, 1200 species of moths
primarily collected by James Gillaspy.
(previously Texas Memorial Museum Invertebrate Zoology Collection)
The Cave Arthropod collection is the world's largest institutional collection of cave organisms, specializing in material from the many hundreds of caves in Texas and adjacent Mexico.
Also associated with this collection are 400,000 slide-mounted and alcohol-preserved specimens of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine organisms from many parts of the world, but with emphasis on the United States and Mexico.
Over 2000 Photographs of UTIC insect spmns
(second set of pix
), mostly beetles.
Thirty slide Collection Profile
created in 2012 by Dr. John Abbott, former curator.
Contact, physical address:
Alex Wild, Curator of Entomology
University of Texas Insect Collection
Department of Integrative Biology
Lake Austin Centre (LAC) Building
3001 Lake Austin Blvd #3.141
Austin, TX 78703