Lepidoptera and Coleoptera of the Forest Insect Museum Ibadan (FIMI) Nigeria
Forest Insect Museum Ibadan (FIMI) is both institutional and public research museum holding about 40,123 forest insect specimens consisting of 1,512 species, 97 families and 10 orders from all parts of Nigeria and beyond. FIMI is run by the Entomology section, Department of Forest Conservation and Protection, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. The insect collections in the museum came from routine forest explorations by research scientists, donations, fauna projects and field survey. Subsequently, more collections have been added to the museum by research students from universities and private collections. The volume of insect specimens in FIMI continues to grow regularly. The aim of FIMI is to identify, preserve, and monitor the distribution and status of forest insect in Nigeria and other parts of Africa through insect collection and proper documentation of various taxa with inventories, fauna projects and research work. The dataset presently holds 503 records of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera collected from 1961 – 2009 consisting of 103 genera and 128 species with image link.