Natural History Museum Maastricht (NL) - Entomological Collection

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The collection includes a large number of insects and spiders. The main collections are the Lepidoptera collection (among others Maassen, Lücker, Rootbeen, Baltus), Erich Wasmann’s collection of Formicidae, Isoptera, myrmecophiles and termitophiles, and the Coleoptera collection (for example Poot). Indigenous material was mostly collected in Limburg (Southern Netherlands), foreign material was either collected by collectors who left their collections to the NHMM or it was sent to them because of their recognised expertise in their field or as exchange material. Most of the material in the collection was collected in the twentieth century, though the Wasmann collection (not yet digitized) also contains a significant amount of 19th century material.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 733854db-11e2-472f-914f-461c06943090.  Natural History Museum Maastricht publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Specimen


Frans J.A. Slieker
  • Originator
Honorary Curator
Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Paul Beuk
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht
De Bosquetplein 6-7
NL-6211KJ Maastricht
Cees H.J. Hof
  • Publisher
Node Manager
P.O. Box 93102
NL-1090 BC Amsterdam
+31 20 5255496

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Insects and spiders: Lepidoptera, Formicidae, Isoptera (myrmecophiles and termitophiles) and Coleoptera.

Order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Araneae (spiders), Isoptera (termites and white ants), Coleoptera (Beetles)
Family Formicidae (ants)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1819-06-22 / 1994-11-30

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 733854db-11e2-472f-914f-461c06943090