Online Database Searches

Insects in Unit Trays Species names not list in Bishop Catalogue
Acari (on slides) List of Insect Synonymys
Diptera Drosophilidae  
Diptera Tephritidae  
Diptera others Specimens in Alcohol
Hemiptera Coleoptera
Hymenoptera Diptera
Lepidoptera Hymenoptera
Minor Orders Lepidoptera
Neuroptera Neuroptera
Odonata Siphonaptera


end (endemic: found only in the Hawaiian Islands)
ind (indigenous: natural distribution includes, but is not restricted to the Hawaiian Islands)
adv (adventive: immigrant to the islands)
pur (purposely introduced: introduced usually for purposes of biological control)
qua (quarantine: intercepted in quarantine and not established)
pNE (purposely introduced, but not established)
dub (dubious: record generally considered to be in error or subsequently corrected in the literature.
NPH (not present in Hawaii: [non-Bishop] used to indicate that it is found world wide and is present in the UH collection, but not found in Hawaii)


Darwin Day Museum Open House
The University of Hawaii Darwin Day Open House was a great success! thanks to all who helped and came to celebrate this event showcasing the remodeled Museum......

Hawaiian Moths
A selection of charismatic endemic Hawaiian Moths. Hyles calida (Sphingidae) and Aumakua omaomao (Noctuidae)....


Digitization Project
A natural history museum is much like a library. The specimens along with their labels contain a wealth of information about taxonomy, evolution and ecology......

Community Outreach
Kindergarden Field Trip to the Museum.....



The University of Hawaii Insect Museum
Tours of Museum
Hawaii's Butterflies & Moths
Insect Holdings Database
Digitized Collection
Ants of Hawaii
Contact us

Loan Policy


Related Links
Termite Project
Fruit Fly Control
Hawaiian Entomological Society
Insects of Hawaii
Kamehameha Butterfly Project
SCAN Database
Insect Systematics and Biodiversity


Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS)
General Information
Academic Program
Extension and Outreach
© 2011 The University of Hawai'i Insect Museum. All rights reserved.