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Meet the Beetles

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Mantises, collected by Darwin

© AMNH / Denis Finnin


At every stop on the voyage, Darwin collected beetles. His personal collection include insects from all over the world.

Beetles
 Collected by Charles Darwin
 Specimen numbers: 1-20

  • Oxycara cribratum
     Cape Verde Islands--1832
  • Longitarsus sp.
     Bahia, Brazil--1832
  • Canthidium trinodosum
     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--1832
  • Prox pilularius
     off Montevideo, Uruguay--1832
  • Neobrachypterus darwini
     Bahia Blanca, Argentina--1832
  • Nyctelia rugosa
     Bahia Blanca, Argentina--1832
  • Brachinus platensis
     Maldonado, Uruguay--1833
  • Chanopterus brevipennis
     Tierra del Fuego--1833
  • Nyctelia fitzroyi
     Port Desire, Argentina--1834
  • Lathrididae
     Concepcin, Chile--1835
  • Oedionychus fairmairei
     Valparaiso, Chile--1835
  • Parahelops darwini
     Valparaiso, Chile--1835
  • Scymnus galapagoensis
     Charles I, Galpagos Islands--1835
  • Oemona humilis
     Bay of Islands, New Zealand--1835
  • Allelidea ctenostomoides
     Sydney, Australia--1836
  • Anthicus strictus
     Hobart, Tasmania--1836
  • Phalacrus corruscans
     King George's Sound, Australia--1836
  • Meligethes splendidulus
     Cape of Good Hope, South Africa--1836
  • Oxytelus alutaceifrons
     St. Helena, Mid-Atlantic--1836

Butterfly
 Collected by Charles Darwin

  • Tatochila theodice gymnodice
     Tierra del Fuego, Port Famine--1834

Moths
 Collected by Charles Darwin
 Specimen numbers: 22-25

  • Arctiidae
     South America--1834
  • Arctiidae South America--1834
  • Utetheisa pulchelloides darwini Keeling Islands--1836
  • Utetheisa pulchelloides darwini Keeling Islands--1836

Flies
 Collected by Charles Darwin
 Specimen numbers: 26-30

  • Chloropidae
     Chilo, Chile--1834
  • Paractora trichosterna
     Falkland Islands--1834
  • Prosopantium aequiseta
     Falkland Islands--1834
  • Anisopodidae
     Tierra del Fuego, Port Famine--1834
  • Hippoboscidae
     St. Paul Rocks, Brazil--1832

Bugs
 Collected by Charles Darwin
 Specimen numbers: 31-33

  • Kaapia darwini
     Cape of Good Hope, South Africa--1834
  • Caffrolix cyclopia
     Cape of Good Hope, South Africa--1834
  • Cephalelus sp.
     King George's Sound, Australia--1834

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