Insecta Britannica Diptera

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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 Diptera[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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