Sri Lanka field notebook, 1979

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This field book details Karl V. Krombein's work with insects, particularly wasps, in Sri Lanka from January 20th - March 18th, 1979. Dated entries include detailed descriptions of behavior with accompanying time measurements, and may include field numbers, size measurements, sex, and prey details. Information on nests, eggs, and larvae is also included. See box 16, folder 16 for audio dictation.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 20, 1979

End Date

Mar 18, 1979

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  • Entomology
  • Wasps


Sri Lanka


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 02-181

Collection name

Curatorial correspondence, 1932-2000

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives