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Fauna Boreali-Americana; or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America
Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N.

Volume 4. The Insects


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108041706

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  • Sir John Richardson (1787–1865), surgeon, naturalist and Arctic explorer, went on Sir John Franklin's first two Arctic expeditions as ship's doctor and naturalist, and made observations and collected a large number of plant and animal specimens from the Canadian Arctic. On his return to England after the second expedition he began to write this four-volume work of natural history, first published between 1829 and 1837. A volume is dedicated to each of the classes of mammal, bird, fish and insect, which are found in the Canadian Arctic. This work is an interesting example of pre-Darwinian natural history, full of detailed descriptions of the appearance, anatomy and behaviour of the different species. Volume 4 was first published in 1837 and was written by distinguished entomologist William Kirby (1759–1850) using Richardson's specimens from the second expedition. It focuses on the species of insect found in the Canadian Arctic.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108041706
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Subclass Mandibulata: Order Coleoptera:
    1. Adephaga
    2. Brachelytra
    3. Entaphia
    4. Necrophaga
    5. Philhydrida
    6. Lamellicornia
    7. Sternoxa
    8. Xylophaga
    9. Rhyncophora
    10. Phytophaga
    11. Aphidiphaga
    12. Heteromera
    13. Malacoderma
    Order Orthoptera:
    1. Saltatoria
    Order Neuroptera:
    1. Libellulina
    2. Perlina
    Order Trichoptera: Order Hymenoptera:
    1. Terebrantia
    2. Urocerata
    3. Parasita
    4. Aculeata
    Subclass Haustellata: Order Hemiptera:
    1. Geocorisa
    2. Hydrocorisa
    Order Homoptera
    Order Lepidoptera:
    1. Diurna
    2. Crepuscularia
    3. Nocturna
    Order Diptera:
    1. Nemocera
    2. Tanystoma
    3. Athericera
    Order Homaloptera
    Order Aphaniptera.

  • Author

    John Richardson

    Assisted by

    William Swainson

    William Kirby

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