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Guatemala Biodiversity Initiative

The MT James has an outstanding collection of Guatemalan specimens, borne from a longstanding collaboration. Dr. Rich Zack has spent decades collecting broadly across taxa and across sites and has worked extensively with Dr. José Monzón and the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.


Click here to read an article from WSU’s “The Daily Evergreen”, about a collecting trip where Rich took three students along!


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Here we will add text and links to our long-standing collaborators (UVG, etc)


The long-standing collaboration between Washington State University (WSU) and the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) has led to over ## publications. [Coming soon –Click here for a comprehensive list of publications, including access to PDF copies of all papers.]

Please contact Rich Zack ( if you are interested in loans, exchange, or identifications of Guatemalan insects that are housed at the MT James Museum.

Ongoing Project Spotlight (1)


Orchid Bees: Ann Cristina (UVG) is conducting a survey study of Guatemalan orchid bees (Euglossini)

Ongoing Project Spotlight (2)


Zikanapis wileyi is a crepuscular bee frequently found at UV traps. We are currently surveying crepuscular bees across Guatemala

Contact us!

We are actively seeking collaboration on Guatemalan insects and encourage experts on specific groups to contact us for exchanging material.


shipping address:

WSU, Entomology
MT James Museum, 166 FSHN
100 Dairy Road
Pullman, WA 99164-1120, USA