A really old case from Germany (the German Wiki has some more pics, also of insects):  


On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 1:29 PM Andy Deans <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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:
And Protapteron:

And maybe Richard Meinertzhagen's frauds touched on entomology, specifically lice?

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

Thankful for any exciting tales,
Andy Deans
Frost Entomological Museum

Dr. Martin Hauser
Senior Insect Biosystematist
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
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