IRAD Cameroon insect collection

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Insect specimens, collected for agrosciences by Bruneau De Miré FR: specimens d'insectes collectés pour la recherche agricole, par Bruneau De MIRE

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ndzana Abanda F.X., Tindo M. Woin N. The insection collection of Institut of Agricultural Research for Development of Cameroon (IRAD)


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 93706f0d-e64b-46ad-990e-efb82cf5e8a4.  IRAD Cameroun (Institut de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement Cameroun) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Cameroon.


Insect pests; Cameroon; Crops; occurence; Insect pests; Cameroon; Crops; occurence


François-Xavier Ndzana Abanda
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Maurice Tindo
  • Content Provider
  • Metadata Provider
Faculty of Science, University of Douala
Faculté des Sciences Université de Douala
24157 Douala
Dimitri Brosens
  • Processor
INBO/ Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Havenlaan 88, bus 73
1000 Brussels

Geographic Coverage

Specimens were collected in Cameroon, Central African Republic and Ivory Coast. FR: Specimens collectés sur tout le territoire du Cameroun, mais des specimens des autres pays comme la Republiqe Centre Africaine et Côte d'Ivoiire sont inclus

Bounding Coordinates South West [1.801, 8.306], North East [12.94, 16.304]

Taxonomic Coverage


Class Insecta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1952-01-01 / 2001-01-01

Project Data

The aim of this project is to mobilize biodiversity information in these collections and from associated literature to make it publicly available and help in the management of native and introduced pests in Cameroon.

Title Data mobilization for crop protection against native and invasive pest species for sustainable agricultural production in Cameroon”
Identifier BID-AF2017-0151-SMA
Funding GBIF, European Union
Study Area Description Cameroon
Design Description N/A

The personnel involved in the project:

François-Xavier Ndzana Abanda
  • Point Of Contact
Maurice Tindo
  • Principal Investigator
Apollin Fotso
  • User

Sampling Methods

Light trapping, visual cash, samples rearing, sweet netting

Study Extent Cameroon

Method step description:

  1. N/A

Collection Data

Collection Name Irad Cameroon insect collection
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

Additional Metadata

Purpose This collection was established for agricultural research purpose. Inseect pests identification for farmers, sciencist and exrention agents.
Maintenance Description This is an old collection and the curatory activity is almost not existent
Alternative Identifiers 93706f0d-e64b-46ad-990e-efb82cf5e8a4