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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.

Flora / Fauna

Series: Fauna Boreali-Americana Volume: 4

By: John Richardson(Author), William Kirby(Author)

380 pages, 8 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2012 | #211812 | ISBN-13: 9781108041706
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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.



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

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