Blanchard contra Curtis - before or after 1845?

Andrew Smith asmith at UNLSERVE.UNL.EDU
Fri Nov 30 13:28:03 CST 2001

According to Blackwelder, pages 105-222  of "Voyage dans l'Amerique
meridionale" were published in 1846.  I would be interested to hear
if anyone has more/different information on the date of this work.


>My dear colleagues
>Ch.E.Blanchard described Aulodera gibossus on page 195 of Insectes in
>d'Orbigny: Voyage dans l'Amerique meridionale, published in Paris and
>Strasbourg publication date is 1841 - 1847
>if is this description published in 1843 or 1844  this is valid specie
>if is published in 1846 - 1847 is synonym of John .Curtis araneiformis (
>which was published in Trans.Linn.Soc.London 19, page 466 in 1845).
>H.Gebien  put description of Blanchard specie to 1843...
>Anyone can help solve this small mystery?

Andrew B. T. Smith
W436 Nebraska Hall
Division of Entomology
University of Nebraska State Museum
Lincoln, NE 68588-0514  U.S.A.

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