Monday, 02 September 2013 08:03

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: The Hero’s Journey of Alfred Russel Wallace in Southeast Asia

Written by  Paul Sochaczewski

Paul Sochaczewski
9 Chemin des Manons, 1218 Le Grand Saconnex, Switzerland

Abstract

Alfred Russel Wallace, a self-described “beetle collector,” spent eight years in the mid-19th century exploring territories which are now Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Wallace caught, skinned and pickled 125,660 specimens of “natural productions” including 212 new species of birds, 900 new species of beetles and 200 new species of ants. Abstract available for download below.

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Santubong Nature Festival

9 - 10 November 2013

 

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