Dung Beetle. Photo by Bill and Sharon Draker, 2009 Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest.


Our small insect collection consists of a synoptic collection from the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Refuge and a small research collection of dung beetles (Scarabaeoidoe). The collection contains specimens from 10 different orders.  The collections were compiled in the 1970’s by Dr. J. E. Gillaspy of Texas A&I University. Additions have been made to Gillaspy’s initial collection by WWF graduate students and other researchers.