The Hemiptera collection (EH) of the…

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The Hemiptera collection (EH) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris)


This dataset is the databased part of the Hemiptera from the entomological collections of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris). Alongside to the Thysanoptera, the Hemiptera collection is organized in 4 large units: Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoromorpha, Cicadomorpha and Heteroptera. The general collection is completed by nominal collections (Bagnall, Bergevin, Cohic, Dlabola, Mamet, Goux, Noualhier, Puton, Ribaut, Sorin…). This set, gathering over 7 million specimens and including 7.000 holotypes, is one of the asset of the Muséum entomological collection. From 30 to 70% of the 100.000 species described can be found in the collection, constituting therefore a major primary taxonomic information resource without equivalent in any other collection. The Palearctic and Afro-tropical regions are especially well represented, as well as Madagascar, the Réunion Island, New Caledonia, French Antilles, and French Guiana. The specimens are stored in dry, alcohol or microscopical preparations.

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Simon Chagnoux
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Laurent Albenga


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MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

Publication Date

Jun 14, 2017

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Sep 12, 2014

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