Founded in 1993 and officially known as the Stuart M. Fullerton Collection of Arthopods at the University of Central Florida (UCFC), our museum is named after its founder who possesses a lifelong passion for entomology and who can still often be found inside working as hard as he did on day one.

UCFC possesses one of the largest completely databased collections in the world with over 500,000 specimen records for insects and other arthropods with more being added daily. Check out the Database and see what entomological wonders reside within Central Florida! We especially pride ourselves on our Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps) and Coleoptera (beetles) holdings.

Please come on in and take a tour! The curious are always welcome!

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In remembrance of Stuart M. Fullerton (1940-2014)

fullerton1Our beloved founder, Stuart M. Fullerton, unexpectedly passed away on April 5, 2014 apparently due to a heart attack. He was 74 years old. Stuart was an inspiration to so many lives. His kindness, generosity, mentorship, friendship, and passion will be sorely missed. Many people have already shared their memories of Stuart and more stories are coming. We will eventually create a dedicated page in remembrance of Stuart featuring all these stories.

To remember and share our thoughts of Stuart with his dear friends, colleagues, and students, there will be a memorial gathering. The specific time and location are:

Thursday April 17, 2014 at 6:30pm
First United Methodist of Oviedo, Fellowship Hall
263 King Street, Oviedo, Florida 32765 (corner of King St. and Lake Jessup Ave.)

For the memorial, we will not accept flowers. Stuart probably wouldn’t want that. Instead, if you wish, you can make a donation to support the Bug Closet, which represents Stuart’s legacy. To do that, you can visit this link, which will take you to the donation page. Under Designation, select “Entomological Research” and fill the rest of the information. At the bottom of the page under Tribute Information, select “In memory of” then write Stuart Fullerton. The donation will be used to sustain the life of the Bug Closet.

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