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. Matthias Seidel
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