2. Zoologische Abteilung (Entomologie), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Natural History Museum Vienna

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

Entomology deals with the study of insects. The Natural History Museum Vienna houses one of the largest collections of insects in the world, with over 10 million specimens.

As a typical institute for basic research, questions about the evolution, systematics and zoogeography of insects are examined. Our scientists write numerous specialist publications and bring the exciting world of insects closer to the audience through exhibitions and lectures.

Contact Person

Dr. Martin Lödl

Research Services

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

The second zoological department focuses on the systematics, phylogeny and zoogeography of insects. It conducts basic research taking into account the three classic museum techniques: collecting, organising and analysing. Collective samples from the field are professionally prepared, sorted and determined for specialists and then scientifically processed.


Dr. Martin Lödl
2. Zoologische Abteilung
+43 1 52177-318
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.