A tray holding dozens of various wasp specimens constitutes just a tiny fraction of the more than 3.5 million specimens at the Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

In a shifting climate for research, Colorado State hosts a museum teeming with bugs — and that’s a good thing

At more than 3.5 million specimens and growing, the collection dates back to the 19th century, and attracts researchers on everything from butterflies to climate change

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