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It’s a bug museum! Hey, they’re a good source of protein. And also we need to know our enemies. So take some time off to see the critters at North Carolina State University.

“Housed in the Department of Entomology and the College of Agriculture & Life Science, the NCSU Insect Museum is dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of resources in systematic entomology useful to the NCSU Department of Entomology, the citizens of North Carolina, and the systematics community.

“With close to 1,400,000 prepared specimens, the Museum is vital to our Department, University, and State, serving a variety of research, extension, outreach, and teaching activities. Holdings of North Carolina insects and of Homoptera are especially outstanding. The worldwide collection of Homoptera, along with NCSU’s extensive literature collections on this order, form an unduplicated resource for homopteran research. The NCSU Insect Collection has several other outstanding research collections (Lepidoptera, Acarina, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, Heteroptera, Orthoptera, and Collembola) within it and associated assemblages of literature that are of national and international importance. Collectively, these resources have played an extraordinary role in systematic entomology.”

Where are all of these bugs kept? Just a hop and a skip down yonder from Mayberry in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Tarheals have a research triagle there packed with more PhD’s than bumps on a goose. Go on now. Take a look at their bugs.