Just in Time for Christmas — U of M Selling Framed Insects

Have an insect lover on your Christmas list this year?

The University of Manitoba is selling off an abundance of framed moths, butterflies, and other insects today. The university’s Department of Entomology has both exotic and local insects ranging in price from $15 to $300.

All proceeds will go to the Department of Entomology Graduate Student Association (DEGSA) and the J.B. Wallis-R.E. Roughley Museum of Entomology. The museum has the largest collection of insects in Western Canada and it is the third largest in Canada. Its oldest specimen dates to 1896.

The sale will run from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Animal Science Building, 12 Dafoe Road, on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. An earlier sale took place this past Friday.