Notes on Cereal and Forage Insects, circa 1908-1943 : volume 1, circa 1929-1943

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Abstract

This is one of four notebooks containing lists of insect specimens collected in California. Specimens in this notebook were collected by various persons working for the Division of Cereal and Forage Insects, Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, between approximately 1929 and 1943. Entries include the scientific name of the specimen, date collected, locality collected, remarks, collector initials or name, and a number that is sometimes referred to as a "Sacto" number. These numbers seem to represent series in which the first two digits are a prefix indicating the series or collection number. For example, the numbers 2001 to 20100, indicates 20 is a prefix, and the specimens are then listed in numerical order from 1-100. Localities include but are not limited to Merced Falls, Berkeley, Sacramento, Salinas, Birds Landing, Santa Paula, and Bakersfield. Collectors include "BGT", "CMP", C. C. Wilson, R. A. Blanchard, and many others.

Date Range

1929-1943

Start Date

1929

End Date

1943

Access Information

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Topic

Entomology

Place

  • Santa Paula
  • Sacramento
  • United States
  • Berkeley
  • California
  • Salinas
  • Merced Falls
  • Bakersfield
  • Birds Landing

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007135

Collection name

Collected notebooks of entomologists, United States National Museum, circa 1881-1931

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 1