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Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NL) - Hymenoptera


Database contains specimen records from the Hymenoptera collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands). The zoological specimens come from the National Museum of Natural History (RMNH; Rijksmuseum voor Natuurlijke Historie), later National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis in Leiden and the Zoological Museum Amsterdam (ZMA) and new acquisitions. This database replaces the dataset "Zoological Museum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (NL) – Hymenoptera_Bombidae_Types" which was hosted earlier on GBIF dataportal and contains many new and updated records. The old registration numbers of the former institutions (RMNH, ZMA) are also mentioned in the dataset. This dataset is an abstract of the Naturalis production database (BRD) of 2012-12-12, with an update of 2014-03-25.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: The private collection of Prof. Oskar Vogt was acquired in 1960 by the former Zoological Museum Amsterdam

Living time period: Specimens collected from before 1900 until present.

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Administrative contact
Luc Willemse Willemse
Head Entomological collections
Naturalis Biodiversity Center PO Box 9517, Leiden, Zuid Holland NL, NL-2300 RA NL-2300 RA Leiden Zuid Holland Netherlands +31.71.7519600
Metadata author
Jeroen Creuwels
IPT Administrator
Naturalis Biodiversity Center PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden Zuid Holland Netherlands +31.71.5687600
Jeroen Creuwels
IPT Administrator
Naturalis Biodiversity Center PO Box 9517 NL-2300 RA Leiden Zuid Holland Netherlands +31.71.5687600


Published by

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Publication Date

Apr 7, 2015

Registration Date

Jan 16, 2013

Served by

Naturalis Biodiversity Center IPT

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Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection contains Bumblebees (Genus: Bombus) and Sweat bees (Genus: Lasioglossum) worldwide. Many bumblebee specimens come from the Vogt collection, which was acquired in 1960. Also the whole bee collection (Apidae s.l.) from the Afrotropical region has been digitized.

Hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, bees and ants)
Lassioglossum, Bombus (Bumblebee)


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Sampling description


Method Steps

  1. The original temporal information of the records includes both single dates and time intervals (e.g. 17 June 1980 or June 1980, which could be any date between 1980-06-01 and 1980-06-30). Since GBIF cannot handle time intervals, only the first day of a period is recorded in the eventDate term. The original date is stored in the verbatimEventDate term.