Description

In the insect (s.l.) collection, there is an emphasis is on the New South Wales fauna, although there are significant holdings from other states and regions. The collection has internationally significant holdings of acalyptrate Diptera, Psocoptera, and Chrysomelidae as well as major Australian collections of Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Lepidoptera, and Coleoptera.

A recent estimate of the number of type specimens held in the collection listed about 3,500 primary types, and an additional circa 6,000 secondary types.

The collection was established in 1827 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

All orders of Insecta.

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Australian Museum Entomology Collection is 1,400,000.

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Metadata last updated on 2010-10-20 08:36:32.0

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Location

6 College Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2010
Australia

+61 2 9320 6000

Contact

Dr David Britton
Collection Manager, Entomology
phone: +61 2 9320 6221
phone: +61 02 9320 6042
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Membership

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

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