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1 September 2009 The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Insect Collection — Then and Now
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The origin, historical trajectory, and present status of the insect collection of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (collection coden: UPRM) are reviewed. The collection initiated in the mid 1920s and has grown relatively continuously thanks to efforts by several outstanding entomologists working at UPRM. As of 2007, the collection includes more than 130,000 objects (individual specimens, slides, or vials) pertaining to 25 hexapod orders. The numbers of collection objects per order are listed. The geographic emphasis is on Puerto Rico and surrounding islands. The auchenorrhynchous Hemiptera, Collembola, and Coleoptera are particularly well represented. The collection is in a process of reorganization and is available for specimen loans and related collaborative activities.
Nico M. Franz and Sohath Z. Yusseff Vanegas "The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Insect Collection — Then and Now," Entomological News 120(4), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.120.0409
Received: 8 August 2008; Accepted: 1 September 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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