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Title:A List of the Insect Types in the Collections of the Illinois State Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois
Author(s):Frison, Theodore Henry
Subject(s):insect types
Illinois State Natural History Survey
insect classification
Abstract:The ever-increasing requests by technical workers in the field of entomology for information concerning the insect types in the collections of the Illinois State Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois had led to the preparation of this paper. The reasons for such requests are readily apparent to any one acquainted with the problems and difficulties today confronting the scientific investigator in the fields of taxonomy and nomenclature. The enormous number of insects already described, comprising a total far in excess of the number of all other known kinds of animals, is augmented each year by the recognition and description of hundreds of species new to science. This multiplicity of kinds of insects has greatly increased the difficulty of their classification and brought to light many problems whose best solution rests upon a restudy of the actual type specimens- used by the author of a species in formulating the original description.
Issue Date:1927-02
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 016, no. 04
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-02

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