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Mimetus sp.
(photo by M. K. Stowe)

Dana DeRoche, Museum Specialist, Arachnids & Myriapods

  • Phone:   202-633-1050
  • Fax:   202-786-3141
  • E-mail Address:
  • USPS Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 105, Rm. E-528
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
  • Private Carrier Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0105
  • Education:
    BS Univ. of Maryland
Dana DeRoche


Provides care for the Arachnid and Myriapod collections (both of which are extensive) as well as the Collembola, Diplura and Thysanura collections. Sends specimens on loan to researchers who would like to examine them, responds to queries about our collections and procedures, and hosts visitors to the collection.  Provides research support to Jonathan Coddington, curator of Arachnids & Myriapods.

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