[Taxacom] Herbarium = Insectarium?

Steve Halford halford at sfu.ca
Thu Jun 28 17:09:41 CDT 2012

In my experience, an "insectarium" (or insectary) is more nearly
equivalent to a greenhouse -- a place where insects are raised.  If
you define "herbarium" as a place for storage of preserved or dried
plants (not a completely accurate definition, I admit) then museum or
insect collection would be more appropriate.


Steve Halford (halford at sfu.ca)
Museum Technician
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. Canada               Phone
V5A 1S6                                  778-782-3461

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Matt Buys <Matt.Buys at scionresearch.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Would the entomological equivalent of a herbarium be an insectarium?
> M@
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