Description

Our entomology collections focus on Queensland and adjacent Papua New Guinea and West Pacific regions. With the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of Queensland having the highest insect diversity in Australia, these collections take on a special significance.

Entomology collection strengths include:

- all taxonomic groups and all habitats throughout Queensland and adjacent regions;

- comprehensive collections from all major tracts of rainforest, with 60,000 specimen records from 750 sites within these rainforests;

- internationally recognised collections of Australian parasitic wasps, dung beetles, ground beetles, ants, sucking bugs and New Caledonian insects;

- an estimated 1,000,000 specimens from the University of Queensland Insect Collection, donated in 2011; one of Queenslandâ??s most important reference collections which serves as a repository for applied research voucher specimens, such as surveys of insects associated with particular crop and pollination studies.

Taxonomic range

All insect orders.

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Entomology collection includes members from the following taxa:
All hexapod classes and orders.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Entomology collection is 2,600,000.

Of these 150,000 are databased. This represents 5.8 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

Sub-collections

The Queensland Museum Entomology collection contains these significant collections:

  • University of Queensland Insect Collection (UQIC) - The estimated number of specimens in the University of Queensland Insect Collection is 1,000,000.The collection is one of Queensland's most important reference collections and also serves as a repository for voucher specimens from applied research such as surveys of insects associated with particular crops and pollination studies.

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Metadata last updated on 2013-07-10 15:47:00.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Museum Entomology collection has an estimated 2,600,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 5.8 % of these (150,000 records).

Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia. Click to view all records for the Queensland Museum Entomology collection

No records are available for viewing in the ALA.

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