RECORD: WSPEC109. Stevens, Samuel. 1859. [Exhibition of Ornithoptera alluded to by Mr Wallace in a letter]. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London (new series) 5: 72.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, 05.2012. RN1.


[page] 72

[Session of the Entomological Society of London, 4 July 1859]

Mr. Stevens also exhibited both sexes of the splendid Ornithoptera alluded to by Mr. Wallace in the letter read at the last meeting of the Society; and also both sexes of the beautiful Papilio allied to P. Ulysses, for which Mr. Wallace proposed the specific name of "Telemachus," which had arrived in the country since the last meeting. He observed that the Ornithoptera, although allied to O. Tithonus De Haan, was by no means identical with that insect, as had been conjectured by Mr. Westwood, from the description given in Mr. Wallace's letter.


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