A cockroach from Ecuador, seen ventrally (Blattodea sp.).

The University of Minnesota Insect Collection will accept insect donations from the public, based on the integrity and state of curation of the specimens. We cannot accept specimens that are severely damaged or show signs of insect pest infestation. Specimens should be properly preserved (pinned or in ethanol) and labeled with all relevant locality information. Once accepted, specimens become the property of UMSP.

UMSP adheres to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and other applicable international laws.