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About the collections

The entomological collections consist of the following parts:

Main collection


The largest part of the dry-mounted collection. All specimens are sorted into order, family and species. Over seventy percent of the material comes from the Nordic countries, and is kept separate from the non-Nordic material.


This collection is databased and can be searched here.


Reference collection


This collection is used for identifying species and consists of a few specimens of each species occurring in the Nordic countries. At present this collection covers Lepidoptera and Coleoptera, and parts of Hymenoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Orthoptera, Odonata, Plecoptera and Neuroptera. The collection has been assembled to simplify the identification for amateurs and students.

Wet collection


In this collection unmounted specimens are kept in alcohol. It contains both identified and unidentified specimens, as well as unsorted material.
 

The identified material is sorted by order and contains e.g. a type collection of Collembola. Other orders that are represented are Diptera, Coleoptera, Trichoptera, Hymenoptera, Siphonaptera and Phthiraptera.

The collection also has unidentified material from museum research expeditions, such as the Ceylon-Expedition 1962 by Per Brinck, Hugo Andersson and Lennart Cederholm, and the Swedish South Africa-Expedition 1950-51 by Per Brinck and Gustav Rudebeck. There are also donations from collecting in Sweden and worldwide, such as the material from Lars Huggert in Canada and Bo W. Svensson in Stampenbäcken, Scania, Sweden. There are also smaller collections made by museum staff and donations from different research projects aswell as amateur collectors.

Registration of this collection is in progress, for easy access to specific material.


Historical/separate collections


The historical collections, mainly from the 1800's (collected by C.G. Thomson, J.W. Zetterstedt, A.G. Dahlbom and C.F. Fallén) are kept separate, many of them in their original cabinets. Also some recent collections are kept in their cabinets. We are currently digitizing these by making images of whole drawers, and you can read about the work here.


Read more about our more important collections.


Type collection

The type material is kept separate. At present, the collection hosts 17.000 type specimens of 4.300 species. Several thousands remain to be registered, among these a large amount of types from the historical collections.


At the moment we do not publish a separate database on types, but they are all listed in the common database.


Slide collection


To name a few examples there are the slides of Lepidoptera genitala made by Ingvar Svensson, and a large collection of Siphonaptera, probably the largest in the Nordic countries.


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