Abstract

With the exception of two Rhynchophora, described by MM.Saunders and Jekel in 1855, and two Longicorns, made known by Messrs. Adam White and J. Thomson, nothing of importance was published concerning the insects of Lord Howe Island until the year 1874–5, when Mr. F. P. Pascoe described a few remarkable forms from material collected by Mr. G. Masters. Beyond these scattered but interesting descriptions nothing has appeared on the insect fauna of the Island, and I, therefore, propose in this paper to submit all the material to which I have been able to obtain access to a careful examination. The greater part of this material is contained in the collection of the Australian Museum, but I have also had at my disposal a few species from other sources. The collections from Lord Howe Island in the former are mainly the result of Mr. Masters' labours, during three days collecting in June, 1869, and of those of Mr. Etheridge's party, which visited the island, at the instance of the Trustees of that Institution, in August, 1887, and of the efforts of Mr. E. H. Saunders, who made considerable collections there in the beginning of the following year. The latter collection is of special interest in that it contains a number of insects from the summit of Mount Lidgbird, a rocky peak, some 2,500 feet high, of which the entomology was previously unknown....

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Olliff, 1889, Aust. Mus. Mem. 2(4): 77–98
Author
A. S. Olliff
Year
1889
Title
The insect fauna of Lord Howe Island
Serial Title
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume
2
Issue
4
Start Page
77
End Page
98
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1967.2.1889.482
Language
English
Plates
plate vi
Date Published
31 December 1889
Cover Date
31 December 1889
ISSN
0067-1967
CODEN
AUNMA5
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA; LORD HOWE ISLAND
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27 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
482
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