Natural History Museum Vienna
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This is the most important collection of water beetles world-wide.
It comprises about 700.000 mounted specimens, including more than 1.500 primary types (holo-, lecto- and neotypes), which is about 12 % of all primary types currently existing world-wide!
Dr. Manfred Jäch
Visiting researchers have access to the collection and library, as well as suitable technical equipment. A stacking photography equipment of the department can also be used. If necessary, curators provide support on nature conservation and educational issues.
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
Taxonomy is the main focus of this collection
Allocation to Core Facility
2. Zoologische Abteilung (Entomologie), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Access to collection and library is possible only after appointment with the curator and during his working hours. A requirement for working in the collection is a basic knowledge about how to handle dry insect specimens.