Story: Collections of plants and animals

Arthropod collection

Arthropod collection

Trevor Crosby, curator of the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (Ko te Aitanga Pēpeke o Aotearoa), holds up a tray of native ground beetles. The collection is held by Landcare Research and contains about 6.5 million specimens.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
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Simon Nathan, 'Collections of plants and animals - Identifying plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007