Texas Tech University - Invertebrate Zoology (TTU-TTU-Z)

The Invertebrate Zoology collection (TTU-Z) of the Museum of Texas Tech University is international in scope with an emphasis on arthropods from semi-arid and arid lands, especially from North America. The collection consists primarily of insects (including an extensive collection of ants), medical/veterinary specimens (endo- and ectoparasites), and arachnids. The pinned collection contains over 3,200 genera and 7,500 identified species. The collection is estimated to hold about 4.6 million specimens including pinned insects, arachnids preserved in ethanol, microscope slides (medical/veterinary importance and mites), and bulk samples. There are currently slightly more than 800 type specimens (mostly paratypes) in the collection.

Curator of Invertebrate Zoology: Jennifer C. Girón, Jennifer.Giron@ttu.edu (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0851-6883)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 April 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museum of Texas Tech University
Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th St
Lubbock, TX   79415
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 5,813 specimen records
  • 5,769 (99%) georeferenced
  • 1,328 (23%) with images (1,490 total images)
  • 1,813 (31%) identified to species
  • 5 families
  • 34 genera
  • 81 species
  • 83 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics