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


Before long the 4374 photographs and the corresponding Excel file will be transferred to a user friendly website. One of the outcomes of this website will be that the section will start a policy of not lending type material any more. Specialists will find low resolution pictures on the web as first information. If better quality is needed, original photographs can be sent by e-mail. If this information is still not satisfactory, the only alternative will be to visit the section and look at the specimens themselves. These photographs and corresponding information should be available on the museum website early next year.


Without the Coolpix 990 brought in by Dr Marc De Meyer through a project, the digitisation would not have been possible.


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