US Fish and Wildlife Regulations Concerning Shipment of Insects from Guam to the US Mainland

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Dear Dr. Moore,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the transportation of dead insect specimens from Guam to the continental United States.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

We do not consider the transportation of dead insect specimens from Guam to the continental United States to be an importation therefore, we have no requirements for this transportation.  

However, we suggest that you contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection for information on requirements or restrictions that may apply to the transportation of your dead insect specimens at:

Thank you for your interest in our regulations that help protect fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.  Please feel free to respond to this message with any further inquiries that you may have regarding this matter.          
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Law Enforcement
4401 N. Fairfax Drive (Mailstop: LE-3000)
Arlington, Virginia  22203

Aubrey Moore <>

08/26/2009 05:54 PM

permit requirements for insects shipped from Guam to US mainland for identification



My name is Dr. Aubrey Moore.  I am an extension entomologist working for
the University of Guam.  As you may know, Guam is a U.S. Territory.  I
frequently need to send dead insect specimens to USDA-APHIS identifiers
and other taxonomists for species determination.  Please tell me if I
require Fish and Wildlife permits to accompany these specimens.

All the Best,

Aubrey Moore

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