We will be CLOSED on Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4th). Regular hours resume Thursday, July 5

THE BUG MUSEUM HAS MOVED! We have moved two doors down inside the DeVargas Center into the old Hasting's space which we are sharing with the Travelers  Market.

The new space is more than TWICE the size of our current space! Oliver Greer has added an additional 2,000 insects on display, and we will adding new live animal exhibits as well as expanding the displays of our existing animals. 

World's Largest Centipede and Second Largest Stick Insect on Display!

Posted 7/12/2017

We are proud to have two of Oliver Greer's most spectacular recent acquisitions on display in the Bug Museum!  

 

Oliver Greer recently acquired and mounted two of his largest specimens to date. They are on display in the Bug Museum now!

The Amazonian giant centipede (also known as the Peruvian giant centipede) is the largest species of centipede in the world. Like all centipedes they are predators. While most centipedes feed primarily on insects and other invertebrates, giant centipedes will also prey on small vertebrates including lizards, snakes, frogs, and rodents. The Amazonian giant is famous for capturing bats which it hunts by climbing to the roof of a cave and hanging by the rear legs and snatching a bat from the air.

 

The giant walkingstick (Phobaeticus sp.) is from Borneo and is 23.03 inches long making it the second longest insect on record (the longest is another walkingstick on display in China that is 24 inches). The smaller specimen is a male of the same species. In the insect world, females are almost always larger than the male!