Specimen loans and Database

Specimen loans are available to qualified researchers. Loans are generally made for a period of two years, renewable upon request. Primary types are generally loaned for a period of three months from the date received by the borrower and are non-renewable. Holotypes, allotypes, and a major portion of the type series of each species described based on INHS specimens must be returned. Details of the collection policy are here.

To request a loan of specimens, please use our loan request form, and our collection manager will respond to you within 2 business days.

A snapshot of our collections database (~Oct 2019), representing label data for approximately 20% of the collection holdings, is accessible via the INHS Insect Collection database portal or via the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) portal.