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The Hemiptera Collection of Department of Natural History, Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom

Artur Taszakowski; Roland Dobosz; Jacek Szwedo

A short rationale and historical background of the Upper Silesian Museum and its Department of Natural History is presented. The authors also discuss the mission of the museum as exemplified by the Natural History Department of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom. The collections of material of the hemipteran insects – Heteroptera, Fulgoromorpha, Cicadomorpha, and Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea deposited in the collection of USMB is presented. The type specimens from USMB collection are listed and figured, these specimens cover representatives of the families Miridae, Cydnidae, Achilidae and Ricaniidae.

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