The collection contains specimens of insect and related arthropod pests and beneficials, associated with agricultural activity in Victoria since 1890.

Most specimens are from Victoria, but with additional national and international material.

The collection was established in 1890 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Australian states covered include: Victoria.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Victorian Agricultural Insect Collection is 150,000.

Of these 72,000 are databased. This represents 48.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2010-10-19 17:29:38.0


621 Burwood Highway
Knoxfield, Melbourne
Victoria 3156

(03) 9210 9222


Dr Mali Malipatil
phone: (03) 9210 9222
phone: (03) 9800 3521
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Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Victorian Agricultural Insect Collection has an estimated 150,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 48.0 % of these (72,000 records).

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