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Virtual tour with
United Bulgarian Bank
Hall 14 — Insects [position]Hall 16 — PlantsHall 15 — Non-insect invertebratesHall 14 — Insects [position]Halls 10, 11, 12, 13 — MammalsHall 7 — FishesHall 9 — PalaeontologyHall 8 — BirdsHall 6 — Amphibians and reptilesHall 5 — BirdsHall 3 — Temporary exhibitionsHall 4 — Mineralogy [Genesis of the minerals]Hall 1 — Mineralogy [Systematics of minerals]
Instructions for use

Halls can be selected from the floor plan's scheme above. The movement of the panoramic images to the left is done with the help of the buttons on the navigation bar (shown when placing the cursor over the image). The current viewpoint and the section you see are marked on the hall's scheme at the end of the panorama. There may be more than one viewpoints in some halls (marked with a black dot and provided with a hyperlink for relocation). Certain specimens on the panoramic images are outlined in red (hyperlink). Selecting the hyperlink displays information about the specimen itself.


Exhibitions and virtual tour — Hall 14 — Insects

The exhibition of insects is situated in a large hall (ca. 260 sq. m) of the last (4-th) museum’s floor. It contains 504 boxes arranged in 14 show-cases. With a few exceptions, the arrangement is after systematic order. Included are most of the insect’s orders, prevailing attention being paid to the largest ones — Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Orthoptera, etc.

A part of the boxes are made as biological units showing elements of development, habitats, behaviour, trophic relations, pests and damage-doers, etc., usually accompanied by explanatory texts. Exhibited are both species of the Bulgarian and the adjacent Balkan entomofauna, and specimens from various parts of the world — the Tropics (butterflies, beetles), Central Europe, Nigeria, Indonesia, The Himalayas, New Guinea, Lapland, etc.

One show-case is devoted to the entomofauna of the Bulgarian caves and other protected insects. Several wall posters illustrate some general moments within the world of insects — their relative part in the animal kingdom, the ratios between the larger orders, the mechanisms of flying and walking, the hydroentomocoenose in freshwater ecosystems, etc.