Arthur Gardiner Butler

Arthur Gardiner Butler F.L.S., F.Z.S. (1844–1925) was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders.

Arthur Gardiner Butler
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Born27-06-1844
Died28-05-1925

BiographyEdit

Arthur Gardiner Butler was born at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. He was the son of Thomas Butler (1809-1908), assistant-secretary to the British Museum.[1] He was educated at St. Paul's School[2], later receiving a year's tuition in drawing at the Art School of South Kensington.[3]

At the British Museum, he was appointed as an officer with two roles, as an assistant-keeper in zoology and as an assistant-librarian in 1879.[4]

WorkEdit

He also published articles on spiders of Australia, the Galápagos, Madagascar, and other places.

BibliographyEdit

EntomologyEdit

  • "Monograph of the species of Charaxes, a genus of diurnal Lepidoptera". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1865:622–639 (1866)
  • Catalogue of Diurnal Lepidoptera of the Family Satyridae in the Collection of the British Museum (1868)
  • Catalogue of Diurnal Lepidoptera Described by Fabricius in the Collection of the British Museum (1870)
  • Lepidoptera Exotica, or, Descriptions and Illustrations of Exotic Lepidoptera (1869–1874)
  • Tropical Butterflies and Moths (1873)
  • Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of New Zealand (1874)
  • The butterflies of Malacca (1879).
  • "Catalogue of the Butterflies of New Zealand" (1880)
  • with Herbert Druce (1846–1913), "Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera from Costa Rica". Cistula entomologica, 1: 95–118 (1872).
  • "On a Collection of Lepidoptera from Southern Africa, with Descriptions of New Genera and Species" Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 16 (96): 394–420 (1875)
  • "Descriptions of Some New Lepidoptera from Kilima-njaro" Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1888: 91–98 (1888)
  • "On Two Collection of Lepidoptera Sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., From British Central Africa" Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893: 643–684, pl. 60 (1894)
  • "Description of a New Species of Butterfly of the Genus Amauris Obtained by Mr. Scott Elliot in East Central Africa" Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 16 (91): 122–123 (1895)
  • On Lepidoptera recently collected in British East Africa by Mr. G. F. Scott Elliot Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1895: 722–742, pl. 42-43 (1896)
  • "On Two Collections of Lepidoptera Made by Mr R. Crawshay in Nyasa-land" Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896: 817–850, pl. 41-42 (1897)

OrnithologyEdit

  • Foreign Birds for Cage and Aviary, Order Passeres (1896–1897) illustrated by Frederick William Frohawk (1861–1946)
  • Foreign Birds for Cage and Aviary (1910)
  • —— (1886). British Birds' Eggs: A Handbook of British Oölogy. London: E.W. Janson. OCLC 7255543 (all editions).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas Butler: "record on Thomas Butler". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ He was admitted 15-03-1854, according to: Gardiner, R. B.; St. Paul's School (London, England) (1884). The Admission registers of St. Paul's School from 1748 to 1876, edited, with biographical notices and notes on the earlier masters and scholars of the school, from the time of its foundation. London: George Bell and Sons. p. 329. OCLC 220315629 (all editions).
  3. ^ Mullens & Swann (1917), p. 111.
  4. ^ Trustees of the Museum (10 December 1898). Statutes and Rules for the British Museum. London: Woodfall and Kinder. pp. 42, 48 – via Internet Archive (Biodiversity Heritage Library).

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