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The Membracidae and Other Homoptera Described by Asa Fitch, 1851, and Ebenezer Emmons, 1855: Historical Perspective and Analysis

TitleThe Membracidae and Other Homoptera Described by Asa Fitch, 1851, and Ebenezer Emmons, 1855: Historical Perspective and Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsBarnes, JK
JournalJournal of the New York Entomological Society
Volume92
Pagination27-34
Keywordsbiology
Abstract
The historical background to Fitch's and Emmons' publications on Homoptera is discussed. Correct publication dates and authorships of new taxa described in Fitch's Homoptera catalogue and Emmons' report on injurious insects are established using information derived from recently discovered Fitch manuscript notes and correspondence and from obscure government documents. Collecting data and specimen numbers are provided for types of new species of Membracidae described in Emmons' report. Types of Homoptera described in Fitch's catalogue are discussed briefly.
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/25009404