German Entomological Institute

Senckenberg German Entomological Institute in Müncheberg, a small town in Märkisch-Oderland

The German Entomological Institute (German: Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, or DEI) is a German entomological research institute devoted to the study of insects. Founded in 1886, the institute has an extraordinary insect collection and a world-class entomological library. Since 2009, the SDEI has been part of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Insect collectionsEdit

The department of Phylogenetic Systematics and Taxonomy of Insects[1] maintains about 3 million pinned insects and uncounted specimens in the wet collection, among others the collections of:

Entomological Information CenterEdit

The Entomology Information Center[2] keeps:

  • 24,000 monographies, anthologies
  • 48,000 volumes of periodicals of about 2.400 journals and series (titles), among them 850 current serial journals
  • 118,000 separata
  • 1,500 further media (maps, films, CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, VHS)

The archives are also associated here, which comprise:

  • 120 bequests of entomologists
  • a collection of 6000 portraits including photographs, engravings, prints, and press clippings of entomologists
  • a collection of objects related to entomology, such as postcards, small figurines, or costume jewellery

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