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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The Australian Museum Entomology Collection has an estimated 1,400,000 specimens.

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