CPATU-Ento - Coleção Entomológica da Embrapa Amazônia Oriental - Apoidea

Embrapa - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária
CPATU - Embrapa Amazônia Oriental
Laboratório de Entomologia
Trav. Dr. Enéas Pinheiro s/n, Bairro do Marco
Belém - PA - Brazil

The Embrapa Eastern Amazon Entomological Museum, created in the 70's, is located in Belém, PA. It occupies two rooms with an area of approx. 50 m2, with controlled temperature and air humidity. It is composed of specimens of beneficial insects (pollinators and natural enemies) and pests (phytophagous) associated with the main crops, timber trees and natural forests of the Eastern Amazon. The current collection consists of about 55,000 specimens, mostly preserved dry (in a pin), in conventional entomological cabinets and drawers, and a small portion in liquid medium (alcohol), consisting of immature insects, termites, ants and soil mesofauna, resulting from collections carried out in the states of Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão and Pará (mostly), in natural and agricultural systems. The bees (Apoidea superfamily) represent about 1/3 of the collection (ca. 14,000 specimens), most of which are made up of orchid bees, tribe Euglossini. It was accredited in 2011 as Faithful Depository of Genetic Heritage Component Samples. It is in the process of digitization in electronic database, with the main focus on bees.

Online since: 31/07/2020
Last update: 04/08/2020

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Conditions for using the data

The data from the collection of the Embrapa Eastern Amazon Entomological Museum may be used for analysis or publication, whenever authorized by the Curator, and should be included in the acknowledgments, with due indication of the origin of the original data; data, even partial, may not be redistributed without explicit written permission of the collection manager. A copy of any publication in which data are cited must be sent to the Curator. Researchers and their institutions are responsible for the proper use of the data. The Embrapa Eastern Amazon Entomological Collection does not guarantee the accuracy of specimen identification and associated data.

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Director or head of department:
Adriano Venturieri
Márcia Motta Maués
Christiane Kelly Botelho da Silva
Wilson Franco de Melo Júnior