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Entomological Society of Egypt

The Entomological Society of Egypt was founded on August 1st 1907 by a group of non-professional entomologists brought together by their common interest in insects development and their natural history. It was mainly headed by a notable lawyer named Dr. Giovanni Ferranti. On January 16th, 1908, the Society held its first general annual meeting in which Dr. Ferranti gave the first presidential speech pointing out the aims of the Society as a new scientific vision and the important role which is expected to play for the promotion and development of Entomology society in Egypt. The work was framed and the Society mainly started to undertake its scientific responsibilities and in the same year 1908 the first volume of the 'Bulletin de la Society Entomologique d' Egypt" appeared as an important scientific event and which was well received and accepted both in Egypt and as well as abroad.

At present the Society has a valuable insect collection, varied rare species which includes about 70,000 specimens of mounted insects representing about 4000 varied species. These were mainly collected from all over the country including oases in the Western Desert, the Sinai Peninsula and the mountainous regions in the Eastern Deserts. In addition to the main collection there are minor collections of foreign insects which represents minor in number. The prime collection is the main taxonomic collection of Egyptian species which belong to the orders Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera and Diptera. Out of these the major part of the collection is represented by the orders Coleoptera and Diptera. All the species included in this main collection have been identified by world authorities in insect taxonomy collection. They are very well mounted and carefully maintained and are arranged on a scientific basis arrangement.

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