Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Vol. 1

Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Vol. 1 : From April, 1873, to March, 1874 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Vol. 1: From April, 1873, to March, 1874 It is Fabricius who, in 1793, arranges under the generic name Sesz'a, a number of moths which have for a common character the more or less pellucid wings. However, the moths thus early brought together belonged to two distinct structural groups - families in the Latreillean sense. In 1807, Fabricius restricts the term Seem to members of the family under present consideration - the Sphingidae, and proposes the term Aegeria, for the group afterwards known, it seems to me properly, as Aegeriidae by the English Entomologists. This restriction is overlooked on the continent of Europe, where the term Sesta has been generally, and I must believe incorrectly, used as equivaleiit to Aegeria, Fabr. But under the generic term Easter, in the Systema Glossatorum Fabricius arranges a number of species, which are properly the types of distinct genera, according to our present acceptation. Among these species is the European fucz'formz's, for which the term Seam has been retained by English writers, and is used in 1865 by ourselves for congeneric American forms. It is overlooked that Dalman has taken S. Fuci formis as the type of his genus Hemaris, and that this name, having priority over the subsequent restrictions of Fabricius' term, must be retained for this type. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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