The collection contains 6 million specimens. The majority of the insect orders found in Africa are represented. Main place of origin: DR Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. For some groups, the entire Afrotropical region is covered. Taxon lists are available for most groups. The collection includes several historical and reference collections (including extensive holdings of types) such as: specimens obtained through research conducted in the national parks of Virunga, Garamba and Upemba in the DR Congo the Carabidae collection of P. Basilewsky the ants from the Yangambi collection of Raignier-van Boven the termite collection of A. Bouillon.