Primary Type Photos
Included on these pages are photographs of over 1500 primary type specimens.
The types are organized by museum; clicking on one of the links below will
return a list of the types at that museum ordered by genus and then by
species. A definition of types can be found here.
Australian National Insect Collection
NEW! Types located in the Australian National Insect Collection in
Canberra, Australia. Marianne Horak assisted in finding the specimens
and verifying the data. Specimens in this section are verified as being
the correct specimen for each type listed; any exceptions are listed in
the "Notes" field for that specimen.
Australian National Insect Collection Type Specimens
National Museum of Natural History
Types located in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington D.C. These photos correspond to the list of USNM types compiled by
John Brown (here).
All specimens are verified as being the correct specimen for each type listed.
National Museum of Natural History Type Specimens
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Types located in The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. This section contains
many Clemens types and a few from other authors. Specimens in this section have NOT
been verified to be the correct specimen for the type listed; in many cases the
"Type" label associated with the specimen does not designate a primary type. Any type
information taken from this section must be verified by the researcher prior to use.
The Academy of Natural Sciences Type Specimens