U.S. National Tick Collection (USNTC)
With over 125,000 accessioned lots, over one million specimens, their associated data, and an extensive library (reprints, monographs, and books), the U.S. National Tick collection is one of the largest curated tick collections in the World, if not the largest. It belongs to the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) and has been housed at Georgia Southern University since 1990. The collection contains specimens from all continents, most of the approximately 860 known species of ticks, and a quarter of the primary tick types.
Contact the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science
PO Box 8042
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5564
Fax: (912) 478-0559
Last updated: 5/7/2021