Annales Musei historico-naturalis hungarici

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Author(s): Bálint, Zs.
Title: Lepidoptera collections of historical importance in the Hungarian Natural History Museum
Year: 2008
Publication date: 2008-11-30
Volume: 100
Pages: 17-35.

Abstract: The historical background of the Lepidoptera collection of Tobias Koy (1757–1829), Ferdinand Ochsenheimer (1767–1822), Friedrich Treitschke (1776–1842) and Imre Frivaldszky (1799–1870) is discussed in the light of their personalities and connections with lepidopterology in Hungary and Europe. The present state of the collections is briefly described and data are provided how specimens have been preserved, labelled and curated. Representative specimens and their labels from each collections are documented. With 17 figures and one table.
Keywords: collections, types, history, entomology, lepidopterology, personalities
Subject: museology, history of science

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Matskási, I. & Merkl, O.