Fauna Boreali-Americana; or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America: Volume 4, The Insects

Fauna Boreali-Americana; or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America: Volume 4, The Insects : Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N.

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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.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 b/w illus.
  • 1139151940
  • 9781139151948

Table of contents

Introduction; 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.show more