RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1837. [Note on an Australian insect]. In Waterhouse, G. R., Descriptions of some new species of exotic insects. [Read 5 December 1836]. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 2: 194.

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned and edited by John van Wyhe, transcribed (single key) by AEL Data 6.2008. RN2

NOTE: See record in the Freeman Bibliographical Database, enter its Identifier here. The entire article by Waterhouse is available in Darwin Online as A156.

[page] 194

[Alleloplasis darwinii]

This extraordinary insect was discovered by C. Darwin, Esq. whilst "sweeping in coarse grass and brushwood; King George's Sound." I have therefore named it after this gentleman, who has done so much towards the advancement of science, and to whom Entomology owes so much, since he has brought to this country an immense collection of insects from various parts of the world, and particularly of the minute species which had been comparatively neglected.1

1 See the full publication Waterhouse 1837 and Darwin's insects.

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