Extensive material of all orders of insects, arachnids and myriapods and other miscellaneous groups.

Entomological collection houses nearly 680 primary type-specimens and arachnological (s.l.) collection 700. All primary types of insects and arachnids catalogued.

The collection was established in 1891 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Insecta, Arachnida, Myriapoda and others (Pycnogonida, Xiphosura and Tardigrada).

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Western Australian Museum Entomology Collection is 500,000.

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Metadata last updated on 2010-10-20 07:51:55.0


49 Kew Street
Welshpool, Perth
Western Australia 6016


Dr Nikolai Tatarnic
Collection Contact
phone: 08 9212 3791
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Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Western Australian Museum Entomology Collection has an estimated 500,000 specimens.

No database records for this collection can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia.

No records are available for viewing in the Atlas.

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