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Monograph
Published: 2022-05-13

The Giordani Soika collection of Eumeninae at the Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue: catalogue of species and type specimens (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Vespidae)

Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, 4110 Libra Dr. Room 442, Orlando, FL, 32816, USA.
Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 10024, USA.
Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia Giancarlo Ligabue, S. Croce 1730, 30135 Venezia.
Hymenoptera Antonio Giordani Soika Catalogue Collection Vespidae Eumeninae

Abstract

An account of the Antonio Giordani Soika Eumeninae collection housed at the Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue is presented, following its recent reorganization. A list of identified species, with the count of specimens, is provided, as well as details on type specimens. With over 21,000 identified specimens and 2,756 type specimens from all zoogeographical regions, the collection covers over 60% of the world’s Eumeninae species. Several incongruities emerged during the verification of type specimens. A brief history of the collection is presented, with comments on Giordani Soika’s activity.

 

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