What Has Six Legs?

What Has Six Legs?

From the Royal BC Museum

Learn about this research project led by  Curator of Entomology Dr. Joel Gibson

Read Entomology Collection Manager and Researcher Claudia Copley’s and Conservation Manager Kasey Lee’s article about Dermestid Beetles in the Winter 2014 edition of What’s inSight. Find out how these insects threaten collections throughout the museum.

Read Entomology Collection Manager and Researcher Claudia Copley’s article about the bees of British Columbia in the Fall 2014 edition of What’s inSight.

Curator Emeritus of Entomology Dr. Rob Cannings writes about Dragonflies, Damselflies and Robber Flies in these five short articles.

Where to Begin Your Own Research

Read and search the Royal BC Museum website for more information and images from the entomology (insects and allies) collection.

Outside Links

These links will take you away from the Learning Portal. Come back soon!

Read words of wisdom from Dr. Rob Cannings, Curator Emeritus of Entomology at the Royal BC Museum. Blog by Steve Whysall.

The Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia is an excellent resource to find out more about insect life in this province. Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2015. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [www.efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, July 13, 2015.

BugGuide is an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing their observations of insects, spiders and other related creatures in Canada and the United States. BugGuide is hosted by Iowa State University Department of Entomology.

The Xerces Society is a non-profit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates (animals without backbones) and their habitat. This website features a blog, fact sheets and Citizen Science projects that allow you to contribute to insect conservation.