Hymenoptera Section

The Hymenoptera section deals with pollinators, parasitic and predatory groups of hymenopteran families (Apidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae, Encyrtidae, Mymaridae, Evaniidae, Eupelmidae, Vespidae, Sphecidae etc.). The primary role of the section is the collection, preservation, identification, cataloguing, digitization and computerization of hymenopteran fauna. In addition, the Hymenoptera section provides Identification and Advisory services to researchers from various Institutions in India. The section has a total holding comprising 42593 specimens.