Abstract

Considerable doubt has existed with regard to the identity of certain species of longicorn beetles described by W. S. Macleay from material collected during King's survey of the coasts of Australia. In the course of an examination of the Cerambycidae in the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney, I discovered six specimens with old labels bearing the name of Capt. King. All these labels are in the same handwriting, which appears to be identical with that of W. S. Macleay, and bear every evidence of age. The information contained on the labels agrees in all respects with the particulars given by Macleay in his appendix on the Annulosa in King's "Survey of the Coasts of Australia", ii. While the presence of one specimen might have been concluded to be accidental, the existence of six specimens may be taken as additional evidence of their authenticity Any doubt which existed was, however, removed by careful comparison of each specimen with the original descriptions, with which they have been found to agree in each case, so that I have no hesitation in accepting them as authentic specimens collected by Capt. P. P. King's expedition and described by W. S. Macleay, and, in the absence of other material, they may be considered to be the types of the species concerned. Etc.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McKeown, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(1): 25–30
Author
McKeown, Keith C.
Year
1937
Title
Notes on Australian Cerambycidae
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
20
Issue
1
Start Page
25
End Page
30
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.564
Language
English
Plates
plate iii
Date Published
15 May 1937
Cover Date
15 May 1937
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: COLEOPTERA
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13 May 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
564
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