Thank you for visiting the Franz Lab of Insect Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Informatics in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Our research program has two main components: (1) systematic and biodiversity studies of beetles, moths, and other insects in the Caribbean and mainland Neotropics, southwestern United States, and Sonora; and (2) the development of novel ontology-based biodiversity informatics concepts and tools. Information for prospective students may be found here.
Access the ASUHIC specimens through the SCAN Portal.
The Franz Lab is leading the Weevils of North America (WoNA) Checklist.
Summer 2013 pilot course in Biodiversity Infomatics.
ASU is hosting the 3rd International Tenebrionoidea Symposium (August 7-8, 2013).
Photos of the "2013 Night of the Open Door" outreach event are posted here.
See our InsectARium outreach project.