On 4/26/16 11:52 AM, Lynn Kimsey wrote:
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Serguei informs me that most (all?) of the entomological research
collection in Delhi was in a different facility from the National
Museum, and checking online, it appears he is correct - the insect
collections are at
IARI (Indian Agriculture Research Institute), in the National Pusa
Collections. While this is a relief in terms of loss of *insect*
types and such, the National Museum presumably still housed research
material of other taxa, and not purely display material.
That's horrible. They've basically lost their biological heritage in one fire.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82