And 5 more found at Field Museum today:

1) no number on p. 95:  FMNH main library
2) a3 [ink]:  FMNH Division of Insects (ex A. Boving)
3) 845 [ink]:  Margaret Thayer personal copy (ex Orlando Park)
4) a34 [ink]:  James Louderman personal copy
5) 127 [ink, last number smeared]:  Alfred Newton personal copy


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 6:58 PM Felix Sperling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We just checked the copy in the Strickland Museum of Entomology (from George Ball). This copy is unnumbered on page 95.

Felix Sperling and Danny Shpeley

Felix Sperling, Professor
Curator, Strickland Museum of Entomology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta   T6G 2E9   Canada
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On Feb 12, 2019, at 2:40 PM, Martens, Abigail <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi everyone,

The copy in the SMIRC has 783 scrawled at the bottom of page 95 in pencil. The copy in the SDSU campus library is unnumbered. 



Abigail P. Martens
Graduate Research Assistant

Insect Biodiversity Laboratory
Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection
SAG-359, 1148 Medary Avenue
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1096

From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of James K. Liebherr <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:11:09 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Check page 95!!
Being half retired I get to everything, except beetles, more slowly, so I can belatedly email that the Comstock Memorial Library had copy 781, the number also hastily scrawled in a 3H? pencil. Appropriately this is just below the entry forPterostichus (now Poecilus) lucublandus, one of the most common native carabids in NYS farm fields. My copy was retrieved from a dumpster after a former librarian had all of our old literature archivally copied and bound, only to toss the originals. Peter Fraissinet, Joe McHugh, Rick Hoebeke, Quentin Wheeler, and yours truly dumpster dived for the good stuff, (gasp, including the Biologia and Genera Insectorum, minus the plates). Well that Librarian left town for a small, cold liberal arts college in Northfield, MN (Jesse James must have visited in summer). And MY copy of Blatchley is rebound in gray buckram and still ready to go. My book was accessioned into the Comstock Library on 25/V/1922 (with no date for unceremonious dumping into the trash).

All the best,
Curator Retired

PS Dan, thanks so much for the blizzard you just sent our way. We needn't blame Canada for this one.

On 2/8/2019 4:50 PM, Dan Young wrote:
Hey All,


Three things:


1) Like Tommy my copy has a very hastily scrolled (in pencil) “786”


2) I wish I could now recall to whom I gave my 2nd copy; mine isfalling apart!


3) I also wish I had as much time as Mike Ferro to instigate such quests!


Lovin’ my 4°F and -13°F wind chill!






Dr. Daniel K. Young
Chair, NCB/ESA Linnaean Games Committee
Co-Chair, UW Natural History Museums Council

Professor of Entomology and
Director, UW Insect Research Collection (WIRC)
445 Russell Laboratories
Department of Entomology
1630 Linden Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI  53706



Frontodendroidopsis pennyi Young
Yunnan Province, China

Alfred F. Newton, Curator Emeritus
Integrative Research Center (Insect Division)
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 USA
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