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Notes on Australian Bombyliidae, mostly from the manuscript papers of the late Arthur White
Hardy, George Hurlstone Hurdlestone (1923) Notes on Australian Bombyliidae, mostly from the manuscript papers of the late Arthur White. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 72-86.
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The manuscript papers of the late Arthur White consist of (1) contributions that have already been published; (2) a very large mass of compiled notes and descriptions, interspersed amongst which are (3) a few pages of original material that have not been published, and that contain certain information based upon the examination of Walker's types in the British Museum. Notes on the types of earlier described species are of utmost importance, but White limited his observations almost entirely to those characters that he could use in keys, and often a number of species included by him under a genus also include some he has never seen. It is difficult to judge how much of the keys is based on observation and examination of the type material, and how much on compilations from other works. Owing to this confusion, White's manuscript cannot be compiled into a condition suitable for publication as an independent paper. I have therefore considered it advisable to publish White's records with my own, and to accept that which appears to me to be original, and within the probability of being correct. The keys and notes taken from White's manuscript are indicated so that it can be readily understood how much of my paper is to be attributed to White's researches. So far only manuscript containing Bombyliidae and Nemestrinida has been found to contain unpublished matter, and from the information given in the former family, I find it necessary to amend my catalogue on the Bombyliidae which was previously published in these Proceedings; some alterations which are the result of other researches are also included.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 72-86|
|Additional Information:||In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2012 02:41|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:45|
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