Diary 1, hymenoptera aculeata, and aarasitica

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This field book contains field notes of collections Stelfox made from 1 May 1921 and 30 May 1926 in Ireland. Most specimens collected were insects, primarily hymenoptera. Other specimens, for example a bat, were also collected. Stelfox lists the name of the specimen, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather (ex. “a wettish, dull day!”), location, and sometimes specific type of environment. By 1924, his lists contain more narrative style descriptions, although continue to remain brief. Some specimens in 1926 were collected by R. A. Phillips. Localities include, but are not limited to Malahide, Portmarnock, Rush, Wicklow River, Arklow,and Spanish Point.

Date Range


Start Date

May 01, 1921

End Date

May 30, 1926

Access Information

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  • Entomology
  • Hymenoptera


  • Malahide
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Spanish Point
  • Arklow
  • Portmarnock
  • Rush


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007379

Collection name

Arthur Wilson Stelfox papers, 1904-1967

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1