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Hi all,
Our campus museums consortium is assembling a series of exhibits on "real vs. fake objects/histories in a museum setting" including forgeries, fabrications, and frauds (but also replicas and reinterpretations).

I am aware of some entomological examples, like this fossil fly:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14018990-400-fatal-flaw-fingers-fake-fossil-fly/
And Protapteron:
https://books.google.com/books?id=B8vmBQAAQBAJ&lpg=PA193&ots=QLs0BQjgPh&dq=Protapteron%20indicum&pg=PA193#v=onepage&q=Protapteron%20indicum&f=false

And maybe Richard Meinertzhagen's frauds touched on entomology, specifically lice?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Meinertzhagen

Are you aware of any others that would be worth highlighting? 

Thankful for any exciting tales,
Andy Deans
Frost Entomological Museum