Zoologische Staatssammlung München/Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche …

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Zoologische Staatssammlung München/Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns


The Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM) is a research institution that belongs to the Bavarian Natural History Collections. With over 20 million zoological objects, it is one of the three largest zoological research institutes in Germany. It houses what is probably the largest collection of butterflies in the world, with more than 10 million specimens. The Zoologische Staatssammlung has three main purposes: 1) Collecting and preserving zoological objects for scientific research 2) Collection-based scientific research 3) Publication and dissemination of scientific results The ZSM is divided into the departments Entomology, Evertebrata, and Vertebrata. The department of Entomology holds about 90% of the ZSM collections and consists of six sections, Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Insecta varia, and Lepidoptera.

Administrative contact
Stefan Schmidt
Technical contact
Stefan Schmidt


Zoologische Staatssammlung München/Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns Münchhausenstr. 31 81247 Munich Germany +49 (0)89 8107 100



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