About the collections
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 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.
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.
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.||
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.