Recent Donation

The Museum recently received a sizable donation of approximately 50,000 specimens from the family of the late Jim Cornell, who passed away a couple of months ago. Jim was a good friend of the collection, having donated thousands of specimens of Coleoptera over the years. While a general collector of Coleoptera, Jim had a passion for beetles associated with mushrooms and other fungi and those found in leaf litter. This current donation is rich in determined Coleoptera, especially Staphylinidae from Africa and South America.


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