Australian Flower Beetle Research Collection (AFBRC)

The purpose of the AFBRC is to increase knowledge and establish and maintain a research and reference collection of the flower beetles (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) which occur in Australia.

Habitat loss and alteration are a threat to the flower beetles. By means of this project we seek to gain and disseminate knowledge through scientific publications in well-known journals, and to preserve representative specimens in a dried specimen and ethanol collection, in a long-term (cryogenic) specimen bank and via DNA-sampling.

Ultimately, the AFBRC will become part of the Queensland Museum insect collection. Some duplicate specimens will be donated to the Australian National Insect Collection (CSIRO ANIC) and other Australian museums.

The AFBRC is listed in the Global Registry of Scientific Collections (GRSciColl). Contact for the collection: AFBRC, Collection Manager, 19 Tina Street, Redland Bay, Qld 4165, Australia. Email .

Projects:
Molecular sampling