Belgium – Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique – May, 2022

The IRSB is one of the more important Lycidae collections in the world, especially for containing many new world types, mainly the ones described by Jules Bourgeois and some of the Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville, as well as syntypes from Gorham and material compared to the Kirsch collection.

Old-fashioned cabinets, containing hundreds of treasures not only of Lycidae, but many other paedomorphic lineages, including Lampyridae, Phengodidae and Cantharidae.
Containing my excitement after finding out about the nearly 100 new world Lycidae types from the collection!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: