[Taxacom] Locality name in Sri Lanka - Kanthalla

Dilrukshan Wijesinghe dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 21 15:49:32 CST 2008

J. W. Yerbury did much of his collecting (Diptera, Arachnida) in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) around Trincomalee. The locality label almost certainly refers to Kantalai, sometimes spelt Kantale (Trincomalee District, Eastern Province), town and man-made lake (Kantalai Tank), on the Habarana-Trincomalee road, approximately 35 km from Trincomalee town as the crow flies. Coordinates according to Google Maps 8° 22' 6" North, 81° 1' 41" East.


D. P. Wijesinghe
dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com

--- On Fri, 11/21/08, Knut Rognes <knut at rognes.no> wrote:

> From: Knut Rognes <knut at rognes.no>
> Subject: [Taxacom] Locality name in Sri Lanka - Kanthalla
> To: "'TAXACOM'" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 1:46 PM
> Can anyone help me locating "Kanthalla" in Sri
> Lanka? A fly specimen in 
> NHMLondon by captured by Col. Yerbury 31 July 1890 is
> labelled "Kanthalla / 
> Ceylon". I cannot find the "Kanthalla" in
> Times Atlas of the World 
> Millenium Edition, neither on the web (except as the name
> of a medicinal herb).
> Knut Rognes
> University of Stavanger
> Norway
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