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Record Unit 7468

Egyptian Bombyliids Collection, Watercolors, 1930s

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
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Title: Egyptian Bombyliids Collection, Watercolors
Dates: 1930s
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7468
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of 84 watercolor paintings of Egyptian Bombyliids, or bee flies, executed by three Russian artists, Roman Strekalovsky, Nicholas Strekalovsky, and E. Kassessinoff. The paintings were done for a planned manuscript on the Bombyliids of Egypt by H. C. Efflatoun. Also included is a copy of Efflatoun's unpublished manuscript and photographs of the paintings.

Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of 84 watercolor paintings of Egyptian Bombyliids, or bee flies, executed by three Russian artists, Roman Strekalovsky, Nicholas Strekalovsky, and E. Kassessinoff. The paintings were done for a planned manuscript on the Bombyliids of Egypt by H. C. Efflatoun. Also included is a copy of Efflatoun's unpublished manuscript and photographs of the paintings. This collection was previously described as Record Unit 1020011, R. Strekalovsky Drawings, circa 1940.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7468, Egyptian Bombyliids Collection, Watercolors

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Container List

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A Monograph of Egyptian Diptera, Part VII, Family Bombyiildae by Professor H. C. Efflatoun carbon copy of original

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#9 Cyrtosia marginata, Perris, South Europe, North Africa

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#14 Platypygus melleus, Lw., Spain, Greece, North Africa

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#20 Heterotropus elephantinus, Seguy Tchad

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#22 Heterotropus magnirostris, Bezzi (mugnirostris on drawing back)

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#23 Heterotropus sabulosus, Param., China

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#25 Heterotropus xanthothorax, Effl., 1945

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#27 Alloxytropus bezzii, Param. (Later genus Prorates, Hull, 1973, p.228)

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#28 Apolysis eremophila, Lw, Tunisia, Turkestan

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#29 Phthiria gaedei, Wied, South Europe, Asia Minor, North Africa

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#38 Geron gibbosus, Lw., Mediterranean, Africa

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#54 Toxophora maculata, Rossi, widespread Palearctic?

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#55 Usia aurata, F. S. Europe, North Africa

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#61 Usia ignorata, Becker, Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine, Syria

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#64 Usia lutescens, var. minor, Effl., 1945

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#72 Dischistus multisetosus, Lw., Spain, North Africa

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#78 Acanthogeron separatus, Becker, Spain, Canary Island, Syria, North Africa

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#80 Systoechus gradatus, var. vallidus, Bezzi, South Europe, North Africa, Syria, Asia

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#83 Anastoechus bahirae, Becker, Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine

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#84 Anastoechus exalbidus, Wied, South Europe, North Africa, Palestine

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#85 Anastoechus exalbidus, Meigen (= Systochus exalbidus)

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#86 Anastoechus niveus, Herm., Palestine, Iran

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#88 Anastoechus stramineus, Becker, Central and South Europe, Canary Islands, North Africa, Palestine

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#90 Bombylius androgynus, Lw, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece

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#91 Bombylius ater, Scop. throughout Palearotic Region

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#95 Bombylius cinerascens, Mikan throughout Palearctic Region

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#100 Bombylius modestus, Lw, South and East Europe

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Bombyliid Paintings - Photos of Paintings

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Bombyliid Paintings - Negatives for Photos of Paintings

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