The ESALQ/USP insect collection began in 1965, in the Department of Entomology under the Prof. Domingos Gallo department administration. In 2005 was added the Zoology/ESALQ collection, created in the thirty decade by Prof. Salvador Toledo Pizza. The colection has about 8000 species and 30000 samples (5700 identified at genre level). Beside the blade collection - Thysanoptera (tripes) and Hymenoptera (Trichogramma), the collection has many other materials from Orthoptera (many families), Diptera (Tephritidae e Lonchaeidae), Thysanoptera (Thripidae) and Hymenoptera (Trichogrammatidae), totalizing 300 species.
The species was identified by comparison with many brazilian collections, with aid of specific literature and with the collaboration of several specialists.
Publish the insect collection with pictures to promote an easy recognition.
Sinval Silveira Neto
Roberto Antonio Zucchi
Regina C. B. Moraes
Andrés Enrique Lai Reyes