Australian Museum Journal Notes on Australian Cerambycidae

Shortform:
McKeown, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(1): 25–30
Author(s):
McKeown, Keith C.
Year published:
1937
Title:
Notes on Australian Cerambycidae
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
20
Issue:
1
Start page:
25
End page:
30
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.564
Language:
English
Plates:
plate iii
Date published:
15 May 1937
Cover date:
15 May 1937
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: COLEOPTERA
Digitized:
13 May 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
564
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (240kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1015kb PDF)

Abstract

Considerable doubt has existed with regard to the identity of certain species of longicorn beetles described by W. S. Macleay from material collected during King's survey of the coasts of Australia. In the course of an examination of the Cerambycidae in the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney, I discovered six specimens with old labels bearing the name of Capt. King. All these labels are in the same handwriting, which appears to be identical with that of W. S. Macleay, and bear every evidence of age. The information contained on the labels agrees in all respects with the particulars given by Macleay in his appendix on the Annulosa in King's "Survey of the Coasts of Australia", ii. While the presence of one specimen might have been concluded to be accidental, the existence of six specimens may be taken as additional evidence of their authenticity Any doubt which existed was, however, removed by careful comparison of each specimen with the original descriptions, with which they have been found to agree in each case, so that I have no hesitation in accepting them as authentic specimens collected by Capt. P. P. King's expedition and described by W. S. Macleay, and, in the absence of other material, they may be considered to be the types of the species concerned. Etc.