Diary of hymenoptera, other insects, plants seen or taken by A. W. Stelfox, vol. 20 from 20th August 1952 until

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This field book contains field notes of collections Stelfox made from 20 August 1952 to 18 August 1953 in Ireland. Specimens collected or observed are mostly insects, primarily hymenoptera, but botanical specimens are also included. Stelfox lists the name of the specimen, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather, location, sometimes specific type of environment, sometimes remarks about which specimens he would like to collect, sometimes additional information. 'R.C.L.P' following a name signifies that specimen were seen and verified by D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. Localities include but are not limited to Kitalown in Tallaght, Royal Canal, Glending in Kildare, Oldtown, Killoughter, Yellow Corrie, and Ben Lawer. Botanical specimens affixed to pages 49, 50, and 185, and inserted at page 142. Miscellaneous notes and memo from Max Fischer to Stelfox inserted at the end of the journal.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 20, 1952

End Date

Aug 18, 1953

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  • Entomology
  • Hymenoptera


  • Republic of Ireland
  • Tallaght
  • Oldtown
  • Killoughter
  • Lawers, Ben
  • Royal Canal
  • Kildare


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007379

Collection name

Arthur Wilson Stelfox papers, 1904-1967

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 5