Ceylon notes, August-September, 1980

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This item consists of field notes on Karl V. Krombein's work with insects, particularly bees and wasps, in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from August 23rd - October 10th, 1980. Some of these notes are a typed transcription and some are handwritten, including 3 pages from September 13th, 1980 titled "Notes on Bembix" and signed P.T.O. Sketches and measurements of underground nests are included. Dated entries contain field numbers, specific locality, descriptions of behavior, size measurements, and sex.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 23, 1980

End Date

Oct 10, 1980

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  • Entomology
  • Wasps
  • Bees


Sri Lanka


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 02-181

Collection name

Curatorial correspondence, 1932-2000

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives