Insect and Spider Identification Service

Christopher Carlton  |  9/9/2010 5:10:01 AM

Visit the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (LSAM) Web site for information about insect identification and diagnostic services.

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Need an insect identified? The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (LSAM) provides insect identification and diagnostic services to Louisiana and elsewhere.

The LSAM serves the needs of the citizens of Louisiana as a source of insect and related arthropod identifications and information.

LSAM staff typically identify over 2000 specimens each year for the faculty, staff, and graduate students of LSU, the Cooperative Extension Service, branch research stations, other universities, museums and institutions, state and federal agencies, pest control operators, agricultural consultants, businesses, and the general public. 

  • We charge a base rate of $20 per sample for an identification and diagnosis.
  • Follow-up services or large lots of specimens for  identification are charged at $30/hr.
Please visit our identification and diagnosis website for detailed instructions on submitting samples and payment or contact Victoria Bayless, LSAM Curator.
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