H. G. Dyar bluebook 376 - 400

ID: SIA Acc. 12-447

Creator: Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1893-1901

Citation: Harrison G. Dyar Note books, Department of Entomology, 1882 - 1925

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The notebook documents Harrison G. Dyar's observations and rearing of insects, 1893. Begins with a list of expenses compiled by Mrs. Dyar from 1893. These are followed by notes on numbers 342 and 362. After, entries are organized by number, listed at the top of the page. Entries include name, location, date, vegetation, and descriptions. These include details of appearance, colors, measurements, phases of life cycle with related dates. Location description sometimes includes information beyond town and state (landowners' name). Some specimens were sent to him by other collectors. Some numbers are followed by letters (390B). Includes loose inserts with sketches of insect anatomy and notes on specimens (numbered). There are notes intermittently until 1901. Locations are in Massachusetts (Medford, Woods Hole), California (Watsonville), and Montana (Miles City).

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  • Miles City
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Watsonville
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Medford
  • Woods Hole


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-447

Collection name

Harrison G. Dyar Note books, Department of Entomology, 1882 - 1925

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 1 Folder 10