Institutional Collection: BIRL Reference Voucher Specimen Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
BIIRU
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Institutional
Collection Description: 

The Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Laboratory maintains a collection of an estimated 620,000 insect accessions of 909 species, compiled over the past 65 years. This collection plays a critical role in the biocontrol of invertebrate pests and weeds. It is available to support identification and verification needs, and it also provides valuable support to ARS scientists conducting genetic and genomics research, pest management research, crop protection research, crop production research, and research in other areas.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Preserved organisms, their parts & products
Biological: Exoskeletons
Preservation Type: 
Sample Treatment: Cryopreserved
Sample Treatment: Dried
Sample Treatment: Fluid preserved
Sample Treatment: Slide mount
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
Available for scientific research only. Not available to the general public.
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/ermq-zs8a

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS, Beneficial Insects Introduction Research
Mailing Address 2: 
501 South Chaple Street
Mailing Address 3: 
(empty)
City/Town: 
Newark
State/Province: 
DE
Postal/Zip Code: 
19713-3814
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 12 August 2016 - 10:12am EDT
  • Updated: 25 August 2016 - 4:12pm EDT
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