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Leaf beetle

This specimen was given to us by the Natural History Museum in 1954. It was collected in Georgetown, Guyana by the Reverend W. Harper in 1879....

Boat-billed heron

This specimen was collected in Guyana in 1865. Boat-billed herons live in mangrove swamps and feed on insects and small aquatic animals....

Lamellicorn beetle pupa

This beetle pupa was collected in British Guyana by H. H. P. Holland, whose collection came to the Museum in 1878. Lamellicorn beetles are include the stag and scarab beetles,...

Botanic Garden Georgetown, Demerara

This is part of a collection of 44 photographs once belonging to John Reader Jackson (1837-1920) who was a curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, museum. Most of the...

Boatbilled heron

This heron is a nocturnal feeder, breeding in mangrove swamps from Mexico through to Brazil and Peru. It is thought that the bill is used as a touch sensitive scoop...

White-banded swallow

Male white-banded swallow collected on the Carimang River 9 July 1885. Willoughby P Lowe Esq. bought the study skin from Gerrard’s collection for the museum....

Crab oil tree

Fruit from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany belonging to J R Jackson of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Oil from the almond is extremely bitter...

Orchid bee

Orchid bees are important pollinators of tropical flowers. These insects have an extremely long proboscis (straw-like tongue) which they use for sucking the nectar from flowers....

Land snail shell

Paralectotypes (1720/1909/D25/32a-o) of Bulimus fulminans linterae Sowerby, 1890 from Miss Linter’s collection. Lectotype and paralectotype at Natural History Museum London 1889.4.25.1 and 2...

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