The Hemiptera collection (EH) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris)
CitationMNHN - Museum national d’Histoire naturelle (2018). The Hemiptera collection (EH) of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris). Version 74.64. Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/k9szav accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-05-24.
DescriptionThis 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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