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Coleoptera Specimen US import?


Andy Heo
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Do we need permit or paperwork to import insect specimen? 
I heard ppq 526 said dead specimen is fine.

Will there be consequences when the specimen get caught while shipping in parcel?

do I need paperwork that this specimen is not endangered or protected?
 

thinking of importing under 20 specimen (no museum, no public decoration. Going to be personal use)

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From USDA APHIS site - "USDA does not require permits for dead insects and mites (with the exception of dead bees in the superfamily Apoidea under the authority of 7CFR 319.76). Under 7CFR 330.200 “Biological specimens of plant pests, in preservation or dried, may be imported without further restriction under this part, but subject to inspection on arrival in the United States to confirm the nature of the material and freedom from risk of plant pest dissemination.” A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Form 3-177 may be required."  

So you should probably check out that USFWS form to see if your shipment would qualify. 

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On 8/11/2021 at 1:44 PM, pickle01 said:

From USDA APHIS site - "USDA does not require permits for dead insects and mites (with the exception of dead bees in the superfamily Apoidea under the authority of 7CFR 319.76). Under 7CFR 330.200 “Biological specimens of plant pests, in preservation or dried, may be imported without further restriction under this part, but subject to inspection on arrival in the United States to confirm the nature of the material and freedom from risk of plant pest dissemination.” A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Form 3-177 may be required."  

So you should probably check out that USFWS form to see if your shipment would qualify. 

Thanks You for the reply

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