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World's Largest Entomological Collections

#
Collection
Location
No. of Specimens
1
Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle
Paris, France 30,000,000
2
The Natural History Museum London, UK 30,000,000
3
Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C., USA 30,000,000
4
Zoologische Staatssammlung Munich, Germany 16,566,000
5
American Museum of Natural History New York, USA 16,204,000
6
Canadian National Collection Ottawa, Canada 15,000,000
7
Alexander Koenig Zoological Museum Bonn, Germany 14,000,000
8
Bernice P. Bishop Museum Honolulu, USA 13,250,000
9
Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale Tervuren, Belgium 10,510,000
10
Australian National Insect Collection Canberra, Australia 10,000,000
11
Museum für Naturlunde der Humboldt University Berlin, Germany 10,000,000
12
Zoologisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 9,685,000
13
Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, USA 9,000,000
14
Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles Brussels, Belgium 8,000,000
15
Museum of Comparative Zoology Cambridge, Mass., USA 7,601,000
16
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco, USA 7,000,000
17
Hungarian Natural History Museum Budapest, Hungary 6,700,000
18
New Zealand Arthropod Collection Auckland, New Zealand 6,560,000
19
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet Stockholm, Sweden 6,500,000
20
Finnish Museum of Natural History Helsinki, Finland 6,500,000
21
Florida State Collection of Arthropods Gainesville, Fla., USA 6,500,000
22
Bohart Museum of Entomology Davis, Calif., USA 6,241,000
23
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien Vienna, Austria 6,000,000
24 National Museum of Natural History Sofia, Bulgaria 6,000,000
25 Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 6,000,000
26 Illinois Natural History Survey Champaign, Ill., USA 6,000,000
27 Carnegie Museum of Natural History Pittsburgh, Pa., USA 5,500,000
28 National Natuurhistorische Museum Leiden, Netherlands 5,200,000
29 South African National Collection of Insects Pretoria, South Africa 5,000,000
30 Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden, Germany 5,000,000
31 Los Angeles County Museum Los Angeles, USA 5,000,000

Sources

Resh, V. H. and R. T. Cardé. Encyclopedia of Insects. Amsterdam; Boston: Academic Press, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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