Whether you are concerned about the potential for an insect to cause harm to you, your home or the environment, or if you are simply curious to know what species an insect is, the Insect Identification Service can identify insects, spiders, ticks and other arthropods that you deliver to the lab by mail or in person.
Walk-in samples for insect identification cannot be accepted until further notice.
Samples are currently being accepted by mail-in only. Additionally, our staff are accepting digital samples sent by email to email@example.com. Submission must include your name, phone number, business name, county, where you found the specimen and good, in-focus images.
Accurate identification of an insect is easiest when the specimens are in good condition. Refer to our best practices for submitting your insect for identification to help ensure that your specimen arrives in good shape.
The UNH Insect Identification Lab does not test for tick-borne illnesses. If you need a tick tested for disease, please use TickReportTM.
September 14th, 2021
October 6th, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am
October 13th, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
October 20th, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
October 22nd, 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
November 3rd, 2021, 8:00am - 4:00pm
November 4th, 2021, 8:00am - 4:00pm
November 16th, 2021, 9:30am - 10:30am
November 17th, 2021, 9:30am - 10:30am
November 18th, 2021, 9:30am - 10:30am
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