MCTP-Insetos - Coleção de Insetos

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul;
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia;
Av. Ipiranga 6681 - prédio 40
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

The collection has above 26.000 catalogued specimens. The material is prepared in dry entomological pins and placed in drawers lined with high density foam and/or insect box, arranged in cabinets in a cooled room. The emphasis of the collection is on species from the Rio Grande do Sul state. It also has specimens from several regions of Brazil and some representatives from other countries and continents. It has broad representation of specimens of Lepidoptera from areas of environmental preservation of the Rio Grande do Sul (State and Federal Parks and other conservation units). The main groups are Lepidoptera, Mantodea, Hemiptera e Orthoptera, which are richly represented by species of Rio Grande do Sul, many of which are present only in this insect collection. The collection of types has 35 holotypes and 43 paratypes.

Online since: 01/03/2012
Last update: 21/11/2023

Number of records

Total: 100,000
Online: 73,172
Georeferenced: 45,095
(by municipality: 26,645)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Insect Collection of the Museum of Science and Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (MCT-PUCRS) should be used strictly for educational, scientific and environmental management, and assigned to the MCT-PUCRS, along with the citation of the collection and their respective acronym (MCTP). The MCT-PUCRS aims to maintain and provide the databases of their collections with maximal accuracy, however, gives no warranty regarding the reliability, completeness and updating of the information contained on these bases. The user must check the data before using them for any purpose mentioned above.

How to cite

Coleção de Insetos do Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, MCTP


Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto S. de Lucena