Biological Sciences

Entomology News & Events

Insect Collection Featured in The Orion

October 26, 2015

bug collection

While Holt Hall can house hundreds of students throughout its three stories of classrooms, it is also home to tens of thousands of insect specimens in the entomology collection.

In the science department, there is a group of undergraduate and graduate students working alongside Dr. Donald Miller, biological science professor, to learn how to identify and classify insects.

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Article by Sabrina Salvatore; Photo Credit: Grant Casey

Illegal Contraband Donated

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April 2, 2015

Eight rare insects, including birdwing butterfly specimens, were donated to the collection from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service after being seized as illegal contraband.

A Name For Everything - Students Conduct Hands-on Research in Entomology Lab

two people hold framed butterflies

April 20, 2015 | Story and photos by Ernesto Rivera, Public Affairs and Publications

Biology professor Don Miller was traveling through Papua New Guinea in 2011 in search of insect specimens he could bring back with him to Chico. Soon, he noticed his camp was crawling with spiders. Instead of ignoring them or moving his camp, Miller saw the opportunity...

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