Insects and Spiders

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) insect collection houses an insect and arthropod collection with:

  • More than 100,000 pinned specimens
  • Approximately 6,000 species represented
  • Emphasis on species known or suspected to have agricultural significance, including newly detected exotic species
  • Strong representations of wood-associated insects
  • A voucher depository for insect biocontrol agents
  • Large image collection for identification purposes

Tours of the insect collection and lab

The insect collection and lab are available for tours by schools and other groups. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your visit to schedule as space is limited.

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Submit requests for tours or insect collection loans 

Insect Pest Prevention & Management
1-800-525-0137​
Phone: 503-986-4636
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