Journal of Richard E. Blackwelder, West Indies, vol. 3
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Journal of Richard E. Blackwelder, West Indies, vol. 3

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Contained In: Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964

Series: SIA Acc. 96-099

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history


Blackwelder, Richard E. (Richard Eliot), 1909-2001




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This journal contains field notes documenting Richard Blackwelder's research in Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Carriacou, Saint Vincent, and Barbados from 27 December 1935 to 22 March to study insects, especially beetles. This journal contains 152 pages. Blackwelder provides descriptions of flora and fauna of his surrounding environment. He also includes elevations, weather information, and other observations. Abundance of insect genera is noted when applicable. Also, description on how specimens were obtained (ex. in cow dung; rotten fruit) is included. Maps for Tobago, Grenada, Carriacou, Saint Vincent, and Barbados are included and are annotated to show locations of stations and route taken. Stations visited include station 109-204, 222-223 (109-115, 125-128, Trinidad; 116-124,129, Tobago; 131-139, 150-163, 222-223, Grenada; 141-149, Carriacou; 164-187, Saint Vincent; 188-204, Barbados). List of Staphylinidae recorded on Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Vincent, Mustique, Grenada, and Trinidad by Leng on pages 64-66. General Index on pages 136-148 and Index to Insects on pages 149-152.


Barbados , Beetles , Carriacou , Diary , Entomology , Field notes , Grenada , Maps , Saint Vincent , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Tobago , Trinidad , Trinidad and Tobago

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