Insecta Britannica Diptera

Insecta Britannica Diptera is a seminal work of entomology by Francis Walker. The work spans three volumes; a fourth volume was never published. Parts of the work were credited by Walker to Alexander Henry Haliday, including the characters and synoptic tables of the Empididae, Syrphidae, and Dolichopodidae[1] and addenda and corrigenda intended for volume 4.[2]

The dating of Insecta Britannica DipteraEdit

The precise dates of early entomological publications are frequently hard to establish.

  • Volume 1: The preface is dated December 1851.
  • Volume 2: Putatively dated 1853.
  • Volume 3: An advertisement bound at the back of the volume is dated 31 March 1856.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walker, Francis (1851). Insecta Britannica Diptera. Vol. 1. London: Reeve and Benham. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  2. ^ Walker, Francis (1856). Insecta Britannica Diptera. Vol. 3. London: Reeve and Benham. Retrieved 10 April 2013.

External linksEdit

A digitized version of the work can be found at the Internet Archive: