EH Strickland Entomological Museum

With preserved insects from around the planet, the E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum is an invaluable resource for researchers, students, and naturalists as it houses approximately one million specimens. It holds the largest collection of Mexican ground beetles in the world, as well as significant collections of other insects from North America. It is an extremely important regional collection, with specimens representing most species of insects in the province of Alberta.

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Location and Access

CW-223 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact Danny Shpeley to arrange an appointment or tour


Felix Sperling, Curator
CW-460 Biological Sciences Building
Phone: (780) 492-3991

Danny Shpeley, Assistant Curator
CW-223A Biological Sciences
Phone: (780) 492-0461

George Ball, Professor Emeritus
CW-229B Biological Sciences Building
Phone: (780) 492-2084


Related Links

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Acquisition Mandate

Departmental Museum Website

Search the University of Alberta Natural Science Collections Portal