Collections with Weevils
Colección de Artrópodos, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Institution: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Address: 18 Ave 11-95 Vista Hermosa III, Zona 15 Guatemala, Guatemala 01015
Brief description of weevil holdings: Several drawers of Curculionoidea, mostly miscellaneous material from Guatemala. Some groups identified by Robert Anderson.
Name of the person in charge of the collection: Dr. Jiichiro Yoshimoto
Email of the person in charge of the collection: firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted November 1, 2022
Colección del Museo de Insectos de la Universidad de Costa Rica
Country: Costa Rica
Institution: Universidad de Costa Rica
Address: Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio Brenes, San José, San Pedro, Costa Rica
Brief description of weevil holdings: The Curculionidae collection has been developed based on insects collected by the Museum staff, as well as by students of the entomology course in the territory of Costa Rica. In addition, some of the weevils are obtained from the reception of insects of agricultural importance for their identification. The weevils are organized according to the phylogeny defined by The World Catalog of Curculionidae by Alonso-Zarazaga & Lyal. The insects are organized on trays, in drawers inside entomological cabinets. A special emphasis has been placed on the quality of the mounting of the insects. The weevils of the Entiminae subfamily are currently being incorporated into the Ecdysis database developed by the Arizona State University (United States of North America).
Collection's website: https://ciproc.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/es/areas/museo-de-insectos
Name of the person in charge of the collection: Humberto Lezama U.
Email of the person in charge of the collection: email@example.comPosted February 6, 2023
Guy Hanley Insect Research Collection (GHIRC)
Country: United States
Brief description of weevil holdings: Several thousand weevil specimens primarily representing the northern Great Plains (North Dakota) with some desert southwest and northern Pacific States. Somewhat comprehensive species holdings in the genus Listronotus.
Public database: No
Name of the person in charge of the collection: Guy Hanley
Email of the person in charge of the collection: firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted November 1, 2022
Henry P. Stockwell Beetle Collection (STRI-HPSC)
Institution: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Brief description of weevil holdings: 200 drawers, including 80 drawers of weevils. More than 70% from Panama. The collection includes about 100 paratypes representing 15 species.
Name of the person in charge of the collection: Annette Aiello (curator); Marleny Rivery (collection manager); news contributed by R. Hoebeke.Posted March 14, 2023
Henry P. Stockwell Beetle Collection (UGCA)
Institution: University of Georgia
Brief description of weevil holdings: In July, 2017 the UGA Collecton of Arthropods (UGCA) received a large donaton of insects from Dr. Henry P. Stockwell, a retired pediatrician from Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Stockwell’s gift includes more than 12,400 pinned specimens representing nearly 2,500 species and many, many Neotropical weevils, mostly from Panamá. Also included were 26 paratypes. This is in addition to Stockwell's material housed at STRI (see below). You can access the announcement here starting on page 14: https://ent.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/entomology/documents/entomology-newsletter/2017%20Nov%20edition.pubredfs.pdf
Name of the person in charge of the collection: Joe McHugh, Curator, UGA Collection of Arthropods; news contributed by R. Hoebeke.
Posted March 14, 2023
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, collections Georg Frey and main collection of the museum
Institution: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Address: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse 2, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland
Brief description of weevil holdings: Beetles (Coleoptera) represent the main part of the insect collections at the Natural History Museum Basel. About three million beetles in more than 120.000 species with 20.000 type specimens are part of the Georg Frey collection with a worldwide focus. The weevils are well represented with collections by Eduard Voss, Victor Apfelbeck, Hans Wagner, August Schultze, Franz Stöcklein, and Károly Brancsik, among others. The main collection comprises another two million specimens with more than 8.500 type specimens and more than 300 drawers with thousands of undetermined weevils mainly from the Laos region in East Asia.
Collection's website: https://www.nmbs.ch/home/museum/sammlungen/biowissenschaftlich/insekten/kaefer.html
Names of the people in charge of the collections: Christoph Germann, Matthias Borer.Posted August 24, 2023