Insect Identification – Urban Entomology

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AgriLife Extension Entomology program - Urban Entomology
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Submit insect samples for identification to the experts in urban entomology.


Janet Hurley
Senior Extension Program Specialist

Carefully collect insects (live or dead) and place them in in vial or other leak-proof container. Please make every effort to collect multiple specimens, if possible. If collected alive, place insects in a freezer until dead. After this time period has elapsed, remove any debris from the container and add enough isopropyl alcohol to submerge the specimens. Place the container inside a sealable bag. Place the specimens and this completed form in a box and ship to the address below.

NOTE: Prior to shipping specimens, you must declare that the contents contain alcohol.

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