Description

One of the oldest and historically most significant insect collections in Australia, containing specimens dating from 1756.

Large holdings of non-Australian material and over 9000 type specimens housed.

The collection was established in 1887 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

All orders represented, in particular large collections of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera.

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

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Metadata last updated on 2011-06-09 16:51:38.0

Location

The University of Sydney
Sydney
New South Wales 2006
Australia

Contact

Dr Anthony C. Gill
Natural History Curator
phone: (02) 9036 6499
phone: (02) 9351 5646
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Membership

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

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