SIA RU102010, Melander, A. L (Axel Leonard) 1878-, Axel Leonard Melander Notes and Manuscript, undated

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This collection consists of notes and a preliminary manuscript on Empidid flies by Melander. NOTE: These papers are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology.


Melander, A. L (Axel Leonard) 1878-


  • Axel Leonard Melander (1878-1962) was born in Illinois. He developed an interest in insects together with his friend, Charles T. Brues, and both studied entomology at the University of Texas. From 1904 to 1926, he taught entomology at Washington Agricultural College (now Washington State University) and then moved to the College of the City of New York, where he remained until his retirement in 1943. Melander worked in both pure and applied entomology and gathered a large collection of Diptera, now in the Smithsonian.
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Notes and manuscript on Empidid flies

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SIA RU102010

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