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 (ĭn′sĕk′tə-rē, ĭn-sĕk′-) or in·sec·tar·i·um (ĭn′sĕk-târ′ē-əm)
n. pl. in·sec·tar·ies or in·sec·tar·i·a (-târ′ē-ə)
A place for keeping, breeding, or observing living insects.


(ˌɪnsɛkˈtɛərɪəm) or


n, pl -tariums, -taria (-ˈtɛərɪə) or -taries
(Zoology) a place where living insects are kept, bred, and studied


(ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i əm)

n., pl. -tar•i•ums, -tar•i•a (-ˈtɛər i ə)
a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo or laboratory.
[1880–85; see insect + -arium]
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It is one of four facilities inside the Space for Life complex operated by the Montreal Nature Museum, which includes a biodome housing 4,500 animals, an insectarium and a planetarium.
The California native is finishing his doctoral degree in entomology while he runs the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
Educational resources available at the zoo will include an amphitheatre, a native fish aquarium, insectarium and nocturnal houses.
1) Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA; E-mail: john.
Around the corner, in another abandoned building, a new farmers market is fully rented and, if bugs are your thing, there is a small insectarium, which is a test run for a coming larger interactive exhibit called Entomica.
What looks like a Halloween trick was actually an array of treats served up Saturday at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
The experiment was carried out in the Entomology Laboratory and the George Washington Gomez de Morais Insectarium at the Agrarian Science Institute of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in the Municipality of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Jefferson Parish residents and employees (both residents and non-residents) receive half-price admission to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
quinquefasciatus were from the colonies reared in the insectarium of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agulu; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Anambra state, Nigeria.
For those who don't cringe on the thought of finding themselves in close proximity to all kinds of insects, the Insectarium is an interesting option, having overwhelming collection of species.
1] The painter Edvard Munch was haunted all his life by anxiety and he captured the horror on canvas as a moth in an insectarium in his famous painting "The Scream".