The Waite Insect and Nematode Collection (WINC) was formed in early 2001 by the merger of the University of Adelaide's Duncan Swan Insect Collection (WARI), the Waite Institute Nematode Collection (WINC), and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) insect collection, and is housed at the Waite Campus of the University, although the parasitic Hymenoptera are located in the Darling Building, City Campus of the University of Adelaide.

The insect, arachnid and nematode collections are used by staff and postgraduate students to undertake identifications and as a source of taxonomic, biological and distributional information.

Notable holdings of particular importance to taxonomic research include collections of larvae and other immature stages of groups injurious to plants, such as acridid grasshoppers and scarabaeid beetles.

The collection also houses the largest collection of plant, soil and entomophilic nematodes in Australia, and is currently the largest world collection of endemic Australian plant and soil nematodes.

Taxonomic range

Acarina, Araneae, Gastropoda, Hexapoda (chiefly Insecta), Nematoda.

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Waite Insect and Nematode Collection is 550,000.

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The Waite Insect and Nematode Collection has an estimated 550,000 specimens.

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