Field journal, Lassen Volcanic Park, California, May - June 1941

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This journal documents collecting events in Lassen Volcanic Park, California between 17 May to 17 July 1941. Hurd collects a variety of insects including beetles and hymenoptera. Hurd notes which insects are abundant, occasionally sex of insect, what type of host the insect was found on (ex. willow tree; chipmunk), air temperatures and elevation of the locality, and other information. Localities include, but are not limited to Manzanita Lake, Viola, Hot Creek, Hat Lake, Soap Lake, and Newport Bay.

Date Range


Start Date

May 17, 1941

End Date

Jul 17, 1941

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  • Soap Lake
  • Manzanita Lake
  • Newport Bay
  • United States
  • California
  • Viola
  • Hat Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007311

Collection name

Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Papers, 1938-1982 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 50 Folder 4