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I know this thread died a while ago, but I just stumbled on to this 1824 
specimen at The Ohio State University

http://hol.osu.edu/spmInfo.html?id=OSUC%20320219

Mike


On 4/30/2014 2:01 PM, Gelhaus,Jon wrote:
> All
>
> The Titian Peale Butterfly and Moth Collection here at the Academy of 
> Natural Sciences collection has specimens from the late 1820's and 
> includes a butterfly type described by Say in 1828.  Since Peale 
> illustrated this specimen for Say's American Entomology we have to 
> assume the specimen was collected sometime before 1828.  All of these 
> specimens and data are viewable and searchable online, so feel free to 
> use this resource for students.
>
> http://clade.ansp.org/entomology/collections/peale/peale.php?mode=specimen&box=1A&cork=12
>
> The illustration of this specimen is available here:
>
> http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-64fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
>
> We are just finishing a species inventory of the Academy's entomology 
> collection.  We are now exceeding 106,000 species, about 10% of the 
> described insects.  At once a magnificent collection  106,000 
> species!, and at the same time certainly not enough with only 10% of 
> described insect species referenced.  This species inventory database 
> can be searched through the link below.  It also links with the Peale 
> Collection and our Type Collection databases.
>
> Yes  we have not been at this endeavor very long trying to understand 
> our nation's insect biodiversity.
>
> Best wishes
>
> Jon Gelhaus
>
> Jon K. Gelhaus, Ph.D.
> Professor, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences
> Curator of Entomology
> The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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> Mongolian Aquatic Insect Survey:
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