Insects represent the largest group of animals on Earth! They account for at least 75% of all known animal species and without them, larger animals, such as humans, could not exist. While insects can destroy crops, spread disease, and be nuisance pests, they also clean up environmental waste, pollinate many flowering plants, and provide food necessary for larger animals to survive!
Assembled by our entomologists at the LI Exhibition Center: Bug Exhibit, the Insect Preservatory contains several hundred preserved insect specimens and showcases some of the largest, most beautiful and most biologically interesting bugs in the world. Insects from every continent except Antarctica are represented in the Preservatory, including all sorts of beetles, stick insects, praying mantises, flies, wasps, and many more!
Some of our experts’ particularly favorite specimens are:
Come and take a look at the rest of our specimens!
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