The Museum’s orthopteroid collection contains an estimated 785,824 specimens, including 5567 primary and 15,051 secondary type specimens.
The majority of the collection consists of dry pinned specimens, but most of the termites and a small proportion of the other groups are stored in alcohol.
The pinned specimens are housed in 4,639 drawers, of which 3,940 hold the main identified series and 699 contain unidentified or partly identified specimens.
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Explore some of the most fascinating species in the Orthopteroid collection.
Learn about the number of species, specimens and types in the orthopteroid collection.
Find out about the history of the orthopteroid collection.
Contact the entomology collections team with scientific enquiries about the collections.
Learn more about the fascinating orders of Orthopteroidea, which includes locusts, cockroaches and stick insects.
Learn about the Museum's research into termites.
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