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  • Taking Wing: Curating a collection of Venezuelan hawkmoths at the Manchester Museum
    Miles, C.
    Journal of Natural Science Collections, Volume 5, pages 41 - 49

    This paper reports on a project to re-curate and catalogue the Adams and Bernard collection of 174 Venezuelan hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) at the Manchester Museum. The project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Natural Science Collections Association (NatSCA). The moths were set, photographed, accessioned, identified, and recorded in the museum database. The collection was found to represent 43 species in 16 genera.

    Keywords: Curation, Venezuela, neotropical Sphingidae, museum collections, research, access, Heterocera, digitisation