Entomologie


Lepidoptera

Johann Rothenbach, 1890 – ca 3.500 specimens, mainly Microlepidoptera of Switzerland.


Karl Vorbrodt, 1938 – ca 22.000 specimens. Macrolepidoptera; numerous type specimens

Reference collection of the two-volume monograph: Vorbrodt, K. & Müller-Rutz, J. Die Schmetterlinge der Schweiz. Wyss, Bern. Vol. 1, 498 pp. (1911), vol. 2, 727 pp. (1913)


Werner Frölich, 1938 – ca 20.000 specimens.
Theodor Ernst, 1962 – ca 30.000 specimens, mainly non-european; numerous type specimens.

Anton Schmidlin, 1968 – ca 15.000 specimens from Switzerland.


Fritz Schmidlin, 1985 – ca 9.000 specimens, mainly Noctuidae of Switzerland.
Werner Moser, 1992 – ca 13.000 specimens from Switzerland.

Peter Marmet, 1997/2002 – ca 6.000 specimens, Arctiidae and Nymphalidae of Switzerland.

Heiner Ziegler, 2006 – 38.000 specimens¸ holarctic Pieridae.

Hans-Peter Wymann, 2008 – 10.000 specimens, Lycaenidae.

Peter Sonderegger, 2012 – 20.000 specimens, mainly Satyridae (genus Erebia)


Coleoptera

August Rätzer, 1908 – ca 25.000 specimens, mainly from Switzerland.
Albert Mathey, 1963 – ca 25.000 specimens, mainly from Switzerland.
Hans Pochon, 1968 – ca 16.000 specimens, Buprestidae worldwide; numerous type specimens.


Werner Marggi, 1990-2013 – ca 65.000 specimens, palaearctic Carabidae.

Severino Kiener, 2000 – ca 6.000 specimens, mainly Staphylinidae.
Pierre Scherler, 2003 –ca 55.000 specimens, mainly Curculionidae from Switzerland.

Diptera

August Gansser, 1962 – ca 2.000 specimens, Oestridae.
Hans Bangerter, 1974 – ca 1.300 specimens, Limnobiidae from Switzerland, type specimens.


Odonata

Otto Wenger, 1971/1983 – ca 3.000 specimens from Switzerland.


René Hoess, 1992 – ca 13.000 specimens, exuviae from Switzerland.

Hymenoptera

E. A. Goeldi, 1900-1905 – ca 9.500 specimens from Brasil, including 100 type and paratype specimens of Adolf Ducke. The type-list was published in: Obrecht, E. & Huber, C. 1993. Ducke type specimens and other Brazilian insect types in the Emil A. Goeldi collection in the Natural History Museum Bern (Switzerland). An annotated catalogue. Jahrb. Naturhist. Mus. Bern 11: 163–184.

 Ducke type specimens


Frey-Gessner, 1911 – ca 14.000 specimens, Apidae, Sphecidae; numerous type specimens.

Felix Amiet, 1999-2013– ca 35.000 specimens, Apidae mainly from Switzerland.

Mixed collections

Moritz Isenschmid, 1878 – ca 14.000 specimens, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera from Switzerland and Sicily.


Paul Bucher, 1967 – ca 16.000 specimens, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera from Switzerland.
Walter Burghold, 1978 – ca 42.000 specimens, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera.
Ernst Kobel, 1980-2005 – ca 6.000 specimens, Coleoptera (Histeridae), Heteroptera.

Jacqueline Grosjean, 2000–2013 – ca 15.000 specimens, different orders.