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INRAE manages in Guadeloupe a collection of more than 45,000  specimens, mostly insects collected in the French West Indies. This site gives access to known information on each specimen, and allows you to contact us if you wish to enter into a partnership: scientific reception, loan of specimens, educational visit ...

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Battus polydamas
Chelymorpha cribraria
Polistes crinitus
Oxyderces cretaceus
Xylophanes chiron

Vonvon : Two collections


INRAE's own collection was incorporated in the 1960s. It was gradually and enriched by various entomologists from the Station of Zoology and Biological Struggle and by external missionaries. Among others: André Delplanque (general entomology), Bernard and Jeanne Lalanne-Cassou (Noctuelles), ...
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Collection of the Department of Guadeloupe

Fortuné Chalumeau's collection was sold to the Guadeloupe General Council in 1995. The latter bequeathed it to INRAE in 1999. It is more important than the INRAE collection (more than 450 boxes against 265) but is less diversified. It is very rich in Beetles, especially the Scarabeidae (12,0 ...
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