EntomID-PNG project aims to compile a database of all Papua New Guinea insect
species. Such a database is deemed to be important first and foremost on a national
and regional level to facilitate the identification of insects needed to address
issues of conservation, crop protection, and quarantine. Due to the countrys
biological diversity, its high number of endemic species and the lack of comprehensive
treatments for most of its insect groups, such a database will also prove invaluable
for global biodiversity initiatives.
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the database by taxon name.
This database currently contains more than 63,000 specimens from nearly 5,000
sites and representing over 1,000 taxa, and includes over 3,700 images of these
taxa. The primary focus of databasing effort has centred on beetles, butterflies
and moths, and ants. We hope to expand this to other groups in the future.
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