Access to the collections

Online collections

A major project is underway to make the Entomology Department collection database available online. A large proportion of the Hymenoptera are already catalogued. 

Entomology collection database

There is also a comprehensive database for the world fauna of the superfamily Chalcidoidea. 

Universal Chalcidoidea Database

The Pittioni bee collection Scratchpad contains information on the collecting data for European bees in the collection of Bruno Pittioni (1906 – 1952), including floral associations. 

The Pittioni bee collection

If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact the curatorial staff.

Contact a curator
  • Suzanne Ryder, Collection Manager
    Responsible for overall management, curation of Symphyta and Formicidae
  • David Notton, Senior Curator
    Responsible for Cynipoidea, Proctotrupoidea, Platygastroidea, Ceraphronoidea, Chrysidoidea, Apoidea
  • Gavin Broad, Senior Curator
    Responsible for Ichneumonoidea and Vespoidea, except Formicidae
  • Natalie Dale-Skey, Curatorial Assistant
    Responsible for Chalcidoidea, Evanioidea, Megalyroidea, Mymarommatoidea, Stephanoidea, Trigonalyoidea.

Contact us

Insects Division
Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7942 5000