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Some of our material has been collected during expeditions and projects. These are worth noticing. You find the books we mention at the Biology library.

Swedish South African Expedition

During 1950–51, an almost year-long collecting trip to Southern Africa was made with the focus on the terrestrial fauna from zoologically unknown and important biotopes. The expedition was initiated by Bertil Hanström and was carried out by Per and Gunvor Brinck and Gustaf and Inga Rudebeck.

In total, they investigated 356 localities from the beginning of October 1950 to the beginning of July 1951.

Part of the material has been processed and compiled in the extensive 15 volumes book series South African Animal Life (1955–1974), but a lot of material is still unidentified or needs revision, and many new species have been described from the material during recent years.

The expedition visited South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Western Zimbabwe and Namibia, and one locality in Botswana on the border to South Africa, and Zambia North of Zambezi at the Victoria Falls.

Ceylon Expedition 1962

Four issues of Entomologica Scandinavica treated the expedition.

The Namib desert in the 50s