Loan Policy

Loans of specimens are available to qualified scientists wishing to examine our material. Request for loans should be made to the Museum Director by US mail, e-mail, fax, or telephone. The following conditions apply to all loans unless other arrangements are made with the Museum Director.

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  • Acknowledge receipt of loan.
  • Loan period is generally two years.
  • Return all type specimens and at least the 1st, 3rd, 5th, etc., specimens or pairs of all species unless otherwise authorized by the Museum Director.
  • Return all primary types by registered mail.
  • Place determination labels on each specimen or lead specimen of a series.
  • Provide label data from all retained specimens.
  • Provide an electronic file of identifications.
  • We request that acknowledgment of the Wilbur R. Enns Entomology Museum, University of Missouri beincluded in any manuscript based in whole or part on these specimens.

Send the Museum Director a copy of each manuscript based in whole or part on these specimens.

For additional information, please contact Kris Simpson at (573) 882-2410 or email at