CECG - Coleção Entomológica dos Campos Gerais do Paraná

UEPG - Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa
Departamento de Biologia Geral
Av. Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748
Ponta Grossa - PR - Brazil

The Entomological Collection of Campos Gerais do Paraná-UEPG (CECG) comprises an important collection of the biodiversity of insects in the region of Campos Gerais do Paraná. It is estimated that the area presents an entomofaunal quite diverse, with representatives of all orders of insects that occur in Brazil. The climatic factors, geological and diversity, structure and complexity of the formations and vegetation of the region microhabitats certainly contribute greatly to the richness of species of insects and interactions with other animals and plants. Whereas data concerning insect fauna of the region are still incomplete, since most of the work comes from surveys of specific groups, in restricted areas, the CECG aims to deepen knowledge about the composition of regional entomofaunal by convening, systematize and make available the largest possible range of information. Set installed in the Department of General Biology, at Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, the collection holds about 100,000 specimens of insects, between terrestrial and aquatic species, mainly of orders Diptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera and Lepidoptera. The importance of the collection is on record of entomofaunal areas of today rather modified, the possibility of identifying insects representatives of various groups, in addition to the provision, by the Internet, a lot of information from the entomofaunal regional, as the presence of endemic species or bioindicators of environmental quality.

Online since: 07/07/2008
Last update: 27/10/2009

Number of records

Total: 100,000
Online: 1,864
Georeferenced: 0
(by municipality: 1,844)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The data records of the Entomological Collection of Campos Gerais do Paraná-UEPG (CECG) are available for use, since observed the following conditions: 1) use of information in any analysis or publications should be thanking us, with proper indication of origin the original records, and responsible for CECG must be notified, 2) the data, even partial, can not be redistributed without explicit written permission of the person responsible for collection. A copy of any publication in which the records are cited has to be sent to CECG. Researchers and their institutions are responsible for the proper use of information. The CECG not give guarantees of accuracy in identifying the specimens and associated data.

How to cite

Coleção Entomológica dos Campos Gerais do Paraná - UEPG, CECG


Director or head of department:
Maria Eugênia Costa
Ivana de Freitas Barbola
Julianne Milléo
Scholarship holder:
Pedro Jeferson Miranda