AJ Cook Arthropod Research Collection part of $3.2 million effort to digitize Lepidoptera specimens

Published on November 2, 2016

The National Science Foundation is funding a $3.2 million effort to digitize millions of butterfly and moth specimens within the Lepidoptera of the North American Network.

Online holdings of the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection have been updated

Published on February 19, 2016

An updated database of insect specimens in the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection is now live at Symbiota Collection of Arthropods Network.

Installing and getting the “bugs” out of the new robot camera system.

ARC gets new drawer imaging system

Published on July 28, 2015

The long awaited camera robot recently arrived at the ARC in December 2014.

Mo Nielsen in U.P. bog.

Mogens Nielsen Lepidoptera Collection

Published on July 28, 2015

Mogen Nielsen's private Lepidoptera collection came to the ARC on April 2, 2014.

Snider’s slide collection.

New Collembola Collection Room

Published on July 28, 2015

In April and May of 2015, Room 443 in the Natural Science Building was converted and added to the museum space to house the Collembola collections of Dr. Richard Snider and Kenneth Christiansen.

Eric Metzler.

Eric Metzler completes White Sands/Carlsbad Caverns Lepidoptera Surveys

Published on September 23, 2014

In 2012, Eric Metzler, Adjunct Curator in the ARC, completed a volunteer study begun in 2007 that was supported by the National Park Service to sample moths from Carlsbad Caverns National Park and White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

MSU recognizes six CANR faculty and staff members for excellence

Published on February 12, 2014

Three faculty members and three staff members from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) were honored for their outstanding contributions to education and research at the annual MSU Awards Convocation on Feb. 11.

Mo Nielsen working on Ed Voss collection, 2012

Ed Voss Collection of Lepidoptera donated to ARC

Published on August 15, 2012

Ed Voss, who was most noted for his work as a botanist, passed away earlier this year.

Les Drew Spider Collection acquired by ARC

Published on June 29, 2012

In March of 2013, Dr. Richard Snider was contacted by Mrs. Norma Drew, regarding her late husband’s spider collection.

Kenneth Christiansen Collembola Collection now part of the ARC

Published on May 30, 2011

Through the efforts of Dr. Richard Snider, arrangements had been made to bring the Ken Christiansen Collembola Collection to MSU upon Ken's retirement from Grinnell College in Iowa.

Bruce Wilson donation of Lepidoptera to the ARC

Published on April 28, 2009

Thanks to the efforts of Mo Nielsen, in April, Mr. Bruce Wilson of Owosso, MI donated his Lepidoptera collection to the ARC.

Neil Erickson

Neil Erickson donation of Lepidoptera to the ARC

Published on November 20, 2008

Mr. Neil Erickson of Wittmore, MI, has graciously donated his insect collection to the ARC.

The ARC gets needed renovations

Published on October 22, 2008

In 2008, through the generous allocation of funds by the Michigan Agriculture Experiment Station, Department of Entomology, and the ARC Endowment fund, nearly $50,000 was received for the renovation of new space.

Perona Collection

The John Perona Collection

Published on December 19, 2007

Through the long-time efforts of Mo Nielsen, and the generous offer of the Michigan Entomological Society to purchase the collection and donate it to MSU, the John Perona collection is now at the ARC.

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