Fiocruz-CCER - Coleção de Ceratopogonidae

Fiocruz - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Laborátorio de Diptera
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - IOC;
Av. Brasil 4365 - Manguinhos, Pavilhão Carlos Chagas - sala 410
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil

The Ceratopogonidae Collection (CCER) presents types and not types specimens with sanitary and agricultural importance. A thousand of specimens are slide-mounted, dry on pins and samples preserved with naphthalene or in Kahle-Drietrich solution. The majority of specimens is found in the Neotropics including hematophagous, predators and pollinators genera. CCER present the biggest Brazilian collection of Culicoides with hundreds neotropical species and the “Saulo Soria Collection" with 36 pollinator’s species from Theobroma cacau from different countries. The collection preserves hundreds type species from 11 genera belonging to 13 countries of Latin America and U.S.A.

Online since: 22/09/2011
Last update: 15/08/2022

Number of records

Total: 10,000
Online: 5,406
Georeferenced: 1,327
(by municipality: 2,717)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

Available in the 'Policy for the Access of Data and Information on the Biological Collections', attached to the Organization Guide for the Biological Collections of Fiocruz, which can be obtained on the <a target='_blank' href=''> Biological Collections </a> web page from Fiocruz Portal.

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Director or head of department:
Anthony Erico Guimaraes
Maria Luiza Felippe Bauer
Tiago do Nascimento da Silva
Scholarship holder:
Cristiane Santos da Silva