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OSAC (aka bugs)

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on March 10, 2008

slothThe Oregon State Arthropod Collection lives in Cordley Hall and is part of both the College of Science and the College of Agricultural Science. The curator of the collection is entomologist Chris Marshall, who came to OSU from the Smithsonian and has made great strides to make the collection the largest in the PNW.

A particular point of pride for the collection are the butterfly specimens which, like much of the collection, extend back through the early 20th century.

To read more:

Trip Brings Insect Discoveries 

Christopher Marshall examines insects on the back of a three-toed sloth that wandered into camp one night during his trip to the Guyana Shield in 2007.

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