Curator of the William F. Barr Entomological Museum
University of Idaho, Department of Entomology, Plant pathology and Nematology (EPPN)
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329
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I have never had any problem hand-carrying dead insects (especially pinned insects). I am virtually certain that there are no permits necessary for cross border transport between Canada and the US. The problem is with live insects for which you do need permits.
All the best,
On Oct 16, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Derek Woller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Fellow entomologists, I am in need of your expertise with paperwork for permits. In a nutshell, I'm a U.S. federal employee and I'm assisting with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) outreach booth at the upcoming ESA meeting in Vancouver, Canada. I'd like to bring along (handy carry) a small selection (10 or less) of pinned grasshopper specimens for "show and tell," but I was recently told that I'll need permits to do this from both the U.S. and Canada.
Rather than do a deep web dive on trying to figure out what I need to make this happen, I thought it'd be faster to ask people here since I know many of you probably did this sort of thing frequently.
I welcome any advice you may have!
Derek A. Woller, Ph.D.USDA Entomologist, Rangeland Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Management TeamPhoenix, AZ, U.S.A.Check out my wife's neat Etsy store where you can buy all sorts of neat vinyl decals, especially cool insect ones: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticNatureStudio?ref=pr_shop_more