E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum


The E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum houses approximately one million specimens. The research collection includes principally Nearctic insects, representing most orders and the major families thereof. The beetle family Carabidae is especially well represented: included are about 400,000 specimens mainly from the Nearctic region, but with an important Neotropical component, and fewer taxa from the remaining biogeographic regions. The moths and butterflies, order Lepidoptera, with nearly 75,000 specimens, about 41,000 of which are from Alberta localities, are another group of major interest. The E.H. Strickland Museum collections are in the process of being imaged and databased, and are available at the Virtual Museum.

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Office phone: (780) 492-0461
Location: CW 223 Biological Sciences Building
Curator – Felix Sperling
Assistant Curator – Danny Shpeley
Emeritus Curator – George E. Ball