EntomID-PNG Specimen Database

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The 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 country’s 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.

Search 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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