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Section of Invertebrate Zoology Carnegie Museum of National History
Title: Section of Invertebrate Zoology Carnegie Museum of National History
Title abbreviated: IZ
Creator: CMNH = Carnegie Museum of Natural History <Pittsburgh, Pa.> / Section of Invertebrate Zoology
Abstract: The Section of Invertebrate Zoology of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh USA (CMNH) maintains resources for understanding the greatest radiation of life on earth, invertebrates. These resources include world class specimen collections and an extensive library. The insect collection contains an estimated 13 million specimens of which approximately 7.4 million are prepared, labeled and ready for study. The primary taxonomic strength is Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and Coleoptera (beetles), but with strong collections in Diptera (flies), Siphonaptera (fleas), Odonata (dragonflies), Heteroptera (true bugs), Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, and leafhoppers), and Hymenoptera (sawflies and wasps). Geographic representation is worldwide, but with the most extensive coverage in North America, South America, the Caribbean region, and tropical Africa. The number of primary types exceeds 7,500 and most of those are Lepidoptera and Coleoptera. Two databases allows to search after specimen in the insect and crayfish collection of CMNH. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Collection (History, Contents, Databases, Specimen Loans, Statistics, Library) / People / Surveys / Research / Bug Pests (Caterpillars)
Subject: Museums, collections, exhibits (590.74);
Insecta (Insects) (595.7)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Museums and Collections
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-12-13
Metadata provider: SDEI
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