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Prioninae of the world

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Quite a few interesting pages about prionimae subfamily exist on the Internet but only this one offers both the usual lists of species classes and high quality photos of the type material from museums and private collections at one place.

The site‘s navigation utilizes different types of sorting, searching and most importantly the visual comparison of particular specimens. Both the usage of a high quality reflex-camera and the technique of pictures being taken in layers ensures the highest possible quality.

I believe this website might be helpful with a determination or save you a trip into a museum.

New photos are being added irregularly due to my time schedule.

Private collectors with this class characteristic material in their possession, contact me please.

J. Pirkl


NEW - 9 June 2016 - Zoologisches Museum Hamburg
Added 2 new pieces.

NEW - 15 May 2016 - Natural History Museum of Denmark Copenhagen
Added 19 new pieces.


5 October 2014 - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle Paris
Added 116 new pieces.

26 August 2014 - Royal Belgian Institute of natural Sciences Brussels
Allow me to express my acknowledgement to the museum director, the head of entomology department, the head of the Service for Scientific Heritage, the conservator of the Entomology collection and to Mr. A. Drumont in particular for their collaboration during our visit at the Royal Belgian Institute of natural Sciences, Brussels. During our visit, they did everything they could to make our stay there as pleasant as possible (accommodation, food, tour of the museum etc.). Thanks to their helpfulness and goodwill, we managed to acquire over 10000 pictures of 210 species of type material in six days.

8 June 2014 - State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart

Used sources and links

  • Vanessa HEQUET, préface & commentaire de G. TAVAKILIAN. Longicornes de Guyane Cayenne: Silvolab, 1996. ISBN 2-9509686-1-9.
  • Fortuné CHALUMEAU & Julien TOUROUT. Les longicornes des petites Antilles (Coleoptera, Cerambzcidae) - taxonomie, éthologie, biogéographie. Sofia, Bulgaria: Pensoft Publishers, 2005. ISBN 954-642-245-2.
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