Sheila António Nhassengo (MHN):

Review and identification taxonómica, morfológica e molecular da biodiversidade de Himenópteros, polinizadores da Colecção de Insectos do Museu de História Natural de Maputo, Moçambique.

General objective: of this project is to carry out a review and taxonomic identification of Hymenoptera biodiversity, with reference to the pollinators of the MHN insect collection, through the use of morphological and molecular methods.

Specific objectives: carry out a taxonomic and morphological review of the Hymenoptera, conserved in the MHN insect collection; carry out the molecular identification of Hymenoptera species of the Chimanimani National Park; determine the phylogenetic relationships of the Hymenoptera, pollinators; Develop an annotated “checklist” of Hymenoptera.

In collaboration with: Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin” , Univ. Roma Sapienza