August Busck notebooks, AB1 - AB51

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The field notes document the collecting of August Busck, August - October 1896, at locations across the vicinity of District of Columbia. The entries are headed with date, name, location (sometimes indicated with landmark i.e. Zoological Park or grounds of US Department of Agriculture), vegetation, and specimen number. These are followed by detailed observations of insect appearance, characteristics, age (larvae), as well as behavior. Sometime within entries information is listed with multiple dates. Some notes relate to specimen preparation. Includes loose inserts and rough sketches relating to insect anatomy. Also includes miscellaneous notes.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 30, 1896

End Date

Oct 05, 1896

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Entomology at 202-633-0990 to make an appointment.




  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Maryland


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-445

Collection name

Papers of August Busck, Department of Entomology, 1896 - 1934

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Entomology


Box 2