Entomology Collections - Background and Context

The primary subjects of the entomology collection housed at Albert R. Mann Library are general and applied entomology. Related areas include parasitology, medical entomology, ecology, zoological nomenclature, and allied orders of arthropods. The collection consists of both new acquisitions as well as materials from the Comstock Memorial Library of Entomology. Types of materials in the collection include: journals (print and electronic); current research monographs (print and electronic); conference proceedings; laboratory and training manuals; an extensive number of reprints; departmental theses; rare books; and more. The entomology literature spans a number of languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, and others.

All items can be located by using the Cornell Library Catalog. Principal LC call number ranges include:

  • QL461-599.82 Insects 
  • SB818-945 Economic entomology 
  • SB950-990.5 Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
  • SB950.9-970.4 Pesticides
  • SF459.I5 Animal culture—Pets—Other animals, A-Z —Insects as pets 
  • SF518 Insect rearing
  • SF521-539.8 Bee culture
  • SF810 Veterinary parasitology