Insect Collection of the University of Madeira

With more than 3400 described species, insects are the most diverse group of animals of the Madeira Archipelago and the target of study by teachers and students. Thus, in 1998 the Insect Collection of the University of Madeira was created. Come and discover one of the largest collections of insects in the archipelago.


UMACI is an excellent pedagogical tool used in teaching at the University of Madeira. Get to know the work developed by our students.


Join UMACI and collaborate in our volunteer activities, helping to organize and manage one of the largest insect collections in the archipelago.

Insects of Madeira

"Insetos da Madeira" is a citizen science project that counts on everyone's participation for the study of insects. Learn how you can collaborate.



Campus Universitário da Penteada
9020-105 Funchal - Portugal

Dora Aguín Pombo