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1 March 2013 Notes on 18th Century Lepidoptera specimens in the Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences
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Two 18th Century fragmentary specimens of butterflies housed in the ANSP Archives provide a glimpse into a method of preservation of Lepidoptera evident in Europe in the 1740s, and may represent the oldest entomological specimens in the Americas.

Clare Flemming and Jason D. Weintraub "Notes on 18th Century Lepidoptera specimens in the Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences," Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 162(1), 187-193, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1635/053.162.0112
Published: 1 March 2013
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