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The Scientific Names of the British Lepidoptera: Their History and Meaning

By: A Maitland Emmet (Author), Sir Richard Southwood (Foreword By)

288 pages, 8 b/w plates

Apollo Books

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #7126 | ISBN: 0946589356
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | #7124 | ISBN: 0946589283
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About this book

The meaning and significance of the scientific names given to British moths and butterflies are unknown to many naturalists. This important new work sheds much light on a hitherto obscure corner of zoological language. The introduction discusses classification and conventions, the history of scientific names, and the modern basis of nomenclature. A systematic section follows, giving the meanings of 3000 names, at specific, generic, family and suborder level. An invaluable work for lepidopterists and all students of entomology and scientific nomenclature.

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