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Collections of the Lepidoptera Section

Important Collections

Coll. Esper

Coll. Herbulot

Coll. Heterocera Sumatrana

Coll. Klimesch

The historic Esper Collection

Esper-Type figure and as specimen in the collection

Left: The birdwing Ornithoptera hippolythus as published in the original description of Esper ca. 1800.

Right the original specimen (type) in our collection today. Such collections may, under accurate and appropriate curation, be stored for many hundred years without problems (Photograph: M. Müller) (from: SPIXIANA, Suppl. 17, 1992).

Esper drawer: Catocalinae

Drawer with Catocalinae of coll. Esper in ZSM.

The type catalogue of the Esper collection has been published in the following two articles:

1. Hacker, H. (1998): Die Typen der von E. J. Ch. Esper (1742-1810) in seinem "Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur" beschriebenen Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) (PDF, 191 KB). - Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Bd. 6: Schwanfeld.

2. Hacker, H. (1999): Die Typen der von E. J. Ch. Esper (1742-1810) in seinem "Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur" beschriebenen Bombycoidea, Drepanoidea, Geometroidea, Hepialoidea, Lasiocampoidea, Noctuoidea, Pyraloidea, Tineoidea (PDF, 96 KB) (Lepidoptera) II.- Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Bd 7: Staffelstein.

Coll. Herbulot (Geometridae)

Species catalogue :

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q-R S T U V W X-Z

Type catalogue

Claude Herbulot Claude Herbulot lecturing at the Symposium "The role of Biogeography in understanding Evolution in Lepidoptera" (ZSM, 15 June 1999).

Photograph: Manfred Sommerer

 

Callhistia grandis

Callhistia grandis DRUCE in Coll. Herbulot. Photograph: Ulf Buchsbaum

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Coll. Klimesch (Microlepidoptera)

Species catalogues and lists of types available as Access database.

Klimesch collection Left: Dr. Josef Klimesch (Photograph: B. Ecker, Biologiezentrum Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum).

Right: The Klimesch collection in the collection hall of the Lepidoptera section.

Coll. Heterocera Sumatrana

Material of the Heterocera Sumatrana Society (collection area "Heterocera Diehliana").

Patronyms

E. W. Diehl birthday

Left: Dr. E. W. Diehl at his 80th birthday in Pematangsiantar ( Sumatra). Photograph: Ulf Buchsbaum.

Right: Members of the Heterocera Sumatrana Society e. V. (HSS) during the inauguration of the collection area "Heterocera Diehliana" (ZSM, 15 March 2000). Photograph: Ulf Buchsbaum.

See also Heterocera Sumatrana Society e.V.