History of Department
Database of Invertebrate Pictures
Slovenian Museum of Natural History
INVERTEBRATE DEPARTMENT of
The SLOVENIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Entomology is the study of insects. Because of their small size they often go unnoticed and even
more frequently are considered as "vermin" or pests. Yet insects represent the richest group of living beings
on our planet. Three quarters of all animal species on Earth are insects. We already know several million species
and at least as many more are still unknown to us. Optimistic entomologists put this number at 30 million.
Insects, both in the past and nowadays, have attracted many people to study them, either professionally or
as amateurs. The scientists and research associates in the Invertebrate Department of the
Slovenian Museum of Natural History, are studying the taxonomy, faunistics, zoogeography,
phylogeny, ecology, and bioacoustics of
this admirable and so often surprising group.