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The role of the Insectarium's scientific collections

Photo: Ekaterina Konioukhova
Butterfly identification

The Insectarium is known for its expertise in entomology. These scientific collections of naturalized specimens, which are of high quality and great significance, are an indispensable tool for:

  1. Knowing, naming and classifying existing species (as well as conserving type specimens and making them accessible)
  2. Studying the evolution of species
  3. Determining biogeographic distribution (voucher specimens)
  4. Understanding the ecological role of species (voucher specimens)
  5. Understanding biodiversity

These collections are valuable sources of information that help us better understand nature and how it is impacted by human activities.

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