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Mites - “Acaroteca Berlese”: it's the most visited collection of the Institute. It contains 12000 slides and 2350 alcohol vials. On this collection a catalogue was edited by I.S.Z.A. (Castagnoli M. & Pegazzano F., 1985 - The Catalogue of the Berlese Acaroteca.- 490 pages) including the types of Berlese's mite species and varieties.

Hemiptera: numerous specimens of Heteroptera and Homoptera Auchenorrhyncha recorded by A. Servadei. Homoptera Aphidoidea: about 3500 slides containing species of conifers and deciduous trees from Italy plus about 500 slides of exchanged species of trees (mainly conifers) from America, Europe, Africa and Middle East (A.Binazzi). The collection contains the types of Binazzi's conifer aphid species and subspecies. Lepidoptera: numerous identified species of European and Italian butterflies and moths plus many exotic species from the Rühl collection (1916).

Coleoptera: parts of the Reitter's collection of European beetles and of interesting exotic beetles (Scarabaeidae, Lucanidae, Cerambycidae, Buprestidae and Curculionidae).

Other boxes of insect agricultural specimens and biological collections also including Hymenoptera Symphita and Nematodes (Forest Entomology and Nematology Sections).

Melissopalinological and bumble-bees collections in Rome Apiculture section.

Historic and biological collection of Silk-worm (Bombyx mori L.) (including breeds and silks) in Padua Sericulture section.

Collection of entomopathogenic microorganisms. This Institute owns a living collection of entomopathogenic fungi and bacteria collected from Italian agro-forest environments for study and experimental programs of biological control. The collection consists mainly of Beauveria, Metarhizium, Paecilomyces and Verticillium fungal strains and some Bacillus thuringiensis bacterial strains. The collection is managed by the Microbiological Control Laboratory (Laboratorio di Lotta Microbiologica).

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