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Dr. Steven Paiero (Collection Curator)

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Steve P in the field.

Dr. Steven Paiero is the curator of the University of Guelph Insect Collection. While his appointment as curator began in 2017, he has been associated with the collection as far back as 1999, having completed an undergraduate project, his MSc and PhD research here, along with several associated projects in between. A list of his various publications can be found on Google Scholar and Research Gate. Steve also maintains the University of Guelph Insect Collection accounts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Requests for specimen loans and insect identifications can be directed to Steve. Due to COVID restrictions, access to the collection is limited and Dr Paiero is working remotely, so responses to inquiries will be delayed.

Contact Information

Email: FROM 3 June to mid October 2023, Dr. Paiero will be away from the office. Please contact Gregory Kuwahara ( for all inquiries regarding loans, identifications and collection access.
Phone: 519-824-4120 x52582