Entomology: searchable databases
At present, there are online databases which provide summary listings of all the entomological collections and archives.
Electronic catalogues of type specimens, with separate databases for each taxonomic order, are currently being released. Diptera databases of type material from the Bigot and Verrall-Collin collections, and the Embioptera, Odonata, Plecoptera and Strepsiptera type material are now online.
The databases and details of how to search them are listed below.
A list of collections housed in the Hope Entomological Collections
A list of archives housed in the Hope Entomological Library
Search Bigot-Macquart Diptera
The Bigot-Macquart collection of over 2,500 species
Search Verrall-Collin Diptera
The Verrall-Collin collection of approximately 1,000 species
Search Palaearctic Diptera
The Palaearctic Diptera collection of over 5,000 species
Search Pickard-Cambridge Arachnid collection
The named material from the O. Pickard-Cambridge Arachnid collection
A small collection of web-spinners
An important collection of dragonflies and damselflies
A small collection of stoneflies
Includes the important collection of Sir S. S. Saunders
How to use the databases
A guide to searching the databases
Enquiries regarding the collections should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org