Division of Arthropods

open weekdays 8am - 5pm
visitors welcome by appointment
information for visitors

phone: (505) 277-1360
fax: (505) 277-1351
museum administrator

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Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
302 Yale Blvd NE
CERIA 83, Room 204
Albuquerque, NM 87131
shipping contact: 505-277-1360

Services of the Division of Arthropods

Arthropod Questions

black widow We are happy to answer questions about arthropods, including identifications. Those we can't answer will be directed to other arthropod experts. Also visit our links page and our New Mexico Arthropods page for more information on Southwest arthropods.

Visits and Tours

Research visits and educational tours may be arranged through one of the collection managers and may be limited depending upon museum staff availability. Visits are by appointment only.

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Specimen Labels

The Arthropod Division provides assistance for the preparation of specimen labels for people who intend to donate their specimens to the Arthropod Division. A Specimen Label Instruction Form is available to anyone interested in preparing specimen labels.

Contract Research

Contact David Lightfoot for information on services such as arthropod identifications, arthropod species inventory studies, other systematic or ecological research, or expert testimony.

Please contact a collection manager to find out more about any of the services provided by the Division on Arthropods.