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ID: SIA Acc. 13-295

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1895-1897

Citation: Harrison G. Dyar Sawfly Note books, Department of Entomology, 1891-1902

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The field book documents Harrison G. Dyar's field work and rearing of sawflies, 1895 - 1897. Entries are headed with assigned alpha-numeric identifiers. Entries include a combination of information such as type, host plant, location, and date. Sometimes includes additional description of larvae placement on host plant. Descriptions then cover details about anatomy, color, texture, measurements. These details are sometimes listed by date or stage of development (e.g. molting). Sometimes measurements are given in a series ("calc" and "found") and sketches of insect anatomy or plants. Locations are sometimes specified with street intersections or park names. Locations include sites in New Hampshire (Jefferson Highlands), New York (Long Island, New York City), and New Jersey.

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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.


  • Entomology
  • Sawflies


  • New York
  • United States
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 13-295

Collection name

Harrison G. Dyar Sawfly Note books, Department of Entomology, 1891-1902

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 1 Folder 5