Butterflies in the collection
Within the United Kingdom, the Hope Entomological Collections are second in size and importance to the national insect collection at the Natural History Museum, London. The collection houses over 25,000 arthropod types, and comprises over 5 million specimens. Of particular significance are:
- Hope-Westwood collections
- Extensive historic collections
- The Verrall-Collin collection of Diptera
- Comprehensive British collections
- The Pickard-Cambridge and Blackwall arachnid collections
- The Wytham Woods collections
Collections staff have varied research interests in insect taxonomy, ecology, and the epidemiology of insect-borne disease. Please visit our blog for the latest news.
Enquiries regarding the collections should be sent to: email@example.com
Smith, A. 1986. A History of the Hope Entomological Collections
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Stanley Bowestead and Thomas M. Eccles, 2012. Drawing Techniques for Publication Download
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