Scentific Materials

Special Exhibition

  • Insects
  • Animals
  • Microbes
  • Plants
  • Nakao Sasuke Cooection
  • Devices, Instruments, and Instructional materials
  • Other Scientific Materials

Insects

More than 430,000 insect specimens are deposited in Osaka Prefecture University, the most numerous being butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) especially an outstanding collection of small moths (Microlepidoptera), but also fruit flies (Tephritidae etc.), and sawflies (Symphyta) (K. Takeuchi collection). More than 650 holotypes are included. Many specimens collected more than 50 years ago constitute important voucher material for study of the environments of that time.

General Specimens

  • General Specimens
  • Type Specimens
  • Special Exhibition

A type specimen is designated as a voucher when a new species is described. It is the basis of a universal scientific name, and in modern times there is a single type specimen (holotype) for each scientific name in the world. In our collection, more than 650 type specimens (holotypes) are deposited, belonging to species which previous and present staff and students have discovered and named or which have been named by researchers in and outside Japan using material from our collection.

Lepidoptera

Papilionidae
Pieridae
Lycaenidae
Nymphalidae
Nymphalidae (Danainae)
Nymphalidae (Libytheinae)
Hesperiidae
Bucculatricidae
Nymphalidae
Nymphalidae (Libytheinae)

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