Oregon State Arthropod Collection

Oregon State Arthropod Collection
Facility Location: 
Cordley 4082
Available Resources: 
Stereoscopic Microscopes
Visionary Digital enhanced Depth of Field imaging system
Insect Systematics/Taxonomy library
Insect Taxonomy consultation
Facility Description: 

The OSAC is a research collection of nearly 3 million arthropod specimens that is housed and managed by the Zoology Department in Cordley Hall. With a history dating back to the 1800's the collection is the largest natural history collection of entomological material in the Pacific Northwest and the largest repository for insect species found here, anywhere in the world. Regional, national and international scholars rely on access to the specimens housed in the OSAC to conduct their evolutionary, taxonomic or conservation research. We are also an invaluable resource to aid ecologists and plant/crop pathologists in confirming insect identifications.

Hours of Operation: 
typically M-F 9am-5pm; but please contact us to ensure before making plans
Facility Contact Person: 
Christopher Marshall
Facility Managing Unit: 
Department of Zoology
Facility Category: 
OSU Collections
Facility Address: 
3029 Cordley Hall
Dept. Zoology
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States