The current emphasis is on the taxonomy, systematics (morphological and molecular), biology, and life history of insects. The insect collection contains more than one million general specimens and approximately 1,000 type specimens (excluding the gall midge types), mainly from New York State. The last decade has seen rapid expansion both in number of specimens and area of coverage.

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Tim McCabe, Cicada
Published April 19, 2021 | Entomology

Get the official buzz about the emergence of periodical cicadas this summer! In a recent interview with WAMC’s Lucas Willard, Dr. Timothy McCabe, New York’s State Entomologist, discusses the impending appearance of Brood X (10) cicadas after 17 years underground and where New Yorkers might be...