Lepidoptera Types of the Royal Museum for Central Africa

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Digitalisation of the type specimens of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) of the Royal Museum for Central Africa:
before long the pictures on the web

Summary

Digitisation of Lepidoptera type material of the Royal Museum for Central Africa has been carried out with a Coolpix 990 digital camera. All primary types, as well as allotypes, were photographed. In the absence of the former two, a picture of a paratype (excluding Microlepidoptera, Pyraloidea and Lymantriidae) was taken. All labels were included on the photograph and the status of the type was checked with recent literature. These photographs, 4374 in total (of which 1498 primary types),will be available on the web early next year with information on synonymy and other data about the specimens.

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