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An introduction to entomology. Or Elements of the natural history of insects: with plates

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Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insects

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy William Kirby ... and William Spence
    ContributionsSpence, William, 1783-1860
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 volumes :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26378346M

    Stockholm: Aktiebolaget Ljus. Gryllus, L. The second edition with corrections, considerable additions, and memoirs of the author by William George Maton. And shall we think it beneath us to study what he hath not thought it beneath him to adorn and place on this great theatre of creation? Fear and prejudice would have taken deep root upon this occasion, and might have produced fatal effects upon some weak minds, had not M. Staff do not edit or otherwise modify the original materials.

    When the RAC reopened after its closure during WWI, the Museum sadly no longer existed; and samples of Agricultural Entomology were instead housed in the biology laboratory: they have since been replaced with new samples — displayed in the cabinet. Gustaf Johan Billberg Enumeratio insectorum in museo Gust. Had he been an entomologist, he would have been in no doubt whether they were beneficial or injurious: on the contrary, he would have [Pg 29] recommended that they should be encouraged as friends to man, since no insects are greater devourers of the Aphides. A small degree of entomological knowledge would relieve them from all their fears, and teach them that this heart-sickening tick is caused by a small beetle Anobium tessellatum which lives in timber, and is merely a call to its companion.

    Now it is an indisputable axiom, I should think, [Pg 5] that the more exalted the object the more excellent the study. Disclaimer Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library NAL acquires, arranges, describes, preserves and makes available rare materials significant to the history of agriculture. An introduction to entomology: or elements of the natural history of insects: with plates. The sight indeed of a well-stored cabinet of insects will bring before every beholder not conversant with them, forms in endless variety, which before he would not have thought it possible could exist in nature, resembling nothing that the other departments of the animal kingdom exhibit, and exceeding even the wildest fictions of the most fertile imagination. II have half-title only.


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An introduction to entomology. Or Elements of the natural history of insects: with plates book

Things that are universally obvious and easy of examination, as they are the first that fall under our notice, so are they also most commonly those which we first feel an inclination to study; while, on the contrary, things that must be sought for in order to be seen, and which when sought for avoid the approach and inquiring eye of man, are often the last to which he directs his attention.

Of all the worlds animals, insects make up around seventy percent of the total making them incredibly important to human survival. Systema naturae; sistens regna tria naturae in classes et ordines, genera et species redacta, tabulisque aeneis illustrata.

George Perry began Arcana, also titled The museum of natural history. It is an outstanding achievement: an entomology and a system of higher units in which Kirby was much influenced by MacLeay. Amoenitates academicae; sen, Dissertationes variae physicae, medicae, botanicae antehac seorsim editae nunc collectae et auctae cum tabulis aeneis These terrors, in particular instances, where they lay hold of weak minds, especially of sick or hypochondriac persons, may cause the event that is supposed to be prognosticated.

Cura Jo. S9 Special Collections Notes: front. Some of the proprietors of orchards about Evesham, observing an insect which secreted a similar substance upon the poplar, imagined that from this tree the creature which they had found so noxious was generated; and in consequence of this mistaken notion cut down all their poplars [56].

Caroli Linnaei To which is annexed the diary of Linnaeus, written by himself, and now translated into English, from the Swedish manuscript in the possession of the editor. Pages and plate of vol. Thus, for instance, eating figs and sweet things has been supposed to generate lice [60].

The butterfly, adorned with every beauty and every grace, borne by radiant wings through the fields of ether, and extracting nectar from every flower, gives us some idea of the blessed inhabitants of happier worlds, of angels, and of the spirits of the just arrived at their state of perfection.

We have indeed the inspired authority of the wisest of mankind for studying them in this view, since he himself wrote a treatise upon them, and sends his sluggard to one for a lesson of wisdom [42].

A cargo, or even a sample, of peas from North America might present us with that ravager of pulse, the pea-beetle Bruchus Pisi ; or the famed Hessian fly, which some years ago caused such trepidation in our cabinet, might be conveyed here in a ship-load of wheat. New classification of the Diptera had already appeared, published in Paris.

One would not think that the excrements of insects could be objects of terror, yet so it has been.

The Naturalist's Library/Introduction to Entomolgy

That insects should thus have forestalled us in our inventions ought to urge us to pay a closer attention to them and their ways than we have hitherto done, since it is not at all improbable that the result would be many useful hints for the improvement of our arts and manufactures, and perhaps for some beneficial discoveries.

A General View of the Writings of Linnaeus. Kappel British beetles - E. Disclaimer Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library NAL acquires, arranges, describes, preserves and makes available rare materials significant to the history of agriculture.

Slight variations in title. Called 14th ed. In this last respect insects deserve particular notice. Due to the efforts of Paykull, Leonard Gyllenhaal and Sahlberg the beetles of Scandinavia were better known than in any comparable area at this date.An Introduction to Entomology; or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects: Comprising an Account of Noxious and Useful Insects, of Their Metamorphoses, Food, stratagems, Habitations, Societies, Motions, Noises, Hybernation, Instinct, Etc.

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By WILLIAM KIRBY, M.A. F.R. and L.S. RECTOR OF BARHAM, AND WILLIAM SPENCE, "Hf Esq. F.L.S.

Category:Biology in the 1820s

VOL. in. LONDON: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, Book of which one thing repre-And sents another in endless alternation. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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Robert Leslie Usinger (), one of the world's outstanding entomologists and an expert on the ecology of insects, was a professor of entomology at the University of California during most of his career.

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