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PERGIDAE 
Perga sp. 

Acc.#114

Belair, S. AUST.
McF
L5
Eucalyptus leucoxylon
mature lvs.
Ord. HYMENOPTERA, Fam. PERGIDAE, (sawflies) at rest.
[4 SEP 66]
PERGIDAE 
Perga sp. 

Acc.#115

Belair, S. AUST.
McF
L5
Eucalyptus leucoxylon
mature lvs.
Ord. HYMENOPTERA, Fam. PERGIDAE, (sawflies) thrashing and vomiting due to disturbance.
[4 SEP 66]
STILBOPTERYGIDAE 
Stilbopteryx linearis 

Acc.#116

Muloorina Homestead near Lake Eyre, S. AUST.
McF
female
Ord. NEUROPTERA, Fam. STILBOPTERYGIDAE, live female in natural resting position.
[03 MAR 65]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.10 
Trichiocercus sp. 

Acc.#149

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
Eucalyptus odorata
mature lvs.
partially grown larvae, reared from eggs of female taken at uv. 09 MAY 68.
[10 SEP 68]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.10 
Trichiocercus sp. 

Acc.#150

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
Eucalyptus odorata
mature lvs.
partially grown larvae, reared from eggs of female taken at uv. 09 MAY 68.
[10 SEP 68]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.5 
Epicoma melanosticta 

Acc.#151

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
19mm
uv.
Live adult female in typical resting posture.
[19 MAR 66]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.5 
Epicoma melanosticta 

Acc.#152

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
19mm
uv.
Live adult female reacting to disturbance with a sustained, static warning display (much as in Hemileuca spp. in North America.)
[19 MAR 66]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.2 
Trichiocercus sparshalli 

Acc.#153

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
40mm
Eucalyptus odorata
mature lvs.
L5
Adult female has golden-tan hairs in the anal tuft.
[03 MAR 66]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.2 
Trichiocercus sparshalli 

Acc.#154

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
40mm
Eucalyptus odorata
mature lvs.
L5
Adult female has golden-tan hairs in the anal tuft.
[03 MAR 66]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.1 
Oenosandra boisduvalii 

Acc.#155

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
uv.
Head to tip of FW = 26 mm. Sexual dimorphism is notable in this species (MALE predominantly grey with black markings).
[19 MAR 66]
THAUMETOPOEIDAE Ta.1 
Oenosandra boisduvalii 

Acc.#156

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
uv.
Live female showing static display in response to disturbance. Note terminal tuft on abdomen, which is used to coat the egg masses.
[19 MAR 66]
SATURNIIDAE St.18 
Antheraea helena 

Acc.#157

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
90mm
Eucalyptus odorata
new lvs.
L5
[17 DEC 66]
SATURNIIDAE St.18 
Antheraea helena 

Acc.#158

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
90mm
Eucalyptus odorata
new lvs.
L5
[17 DEC 66]
SATURNIIDAE St.18 
Antheraea helena 

Acc.#159

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
20mm
Eucalyptus odorata
new lvs.
L2
[19 DEC 66]
SATURNIIDAE St.18 
Antheraea helena 

Acc.#160

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
14mm
Eucalyptus odorata
new lvs.
L1
[20 NOV 66]
SATURNIIDAE St.18 
Antheraea helena 

Acc.#161

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
14mm
Eucalyptus odorata
new lvs.
L1
[20 NOV 66]
SPHINGIDAE Sp.20 
Hippotion scrofa 

Acc.#162

Goodwood, S. AUST.
McF
Coprosma*
Live pupa
Larva from a hedge in city garden. 43 mm from front of head to tip of cremaster.
[26 MAR 66]
SPHINGIDAE Sp.20 
Hippotion scrofa 

Acc.#163

Goodwood, S. AUST.
McF
Coprosma*
Live pupa
Larva from a hedge in city garden. 43 mm from front of head to tip of cremaster.
[26 MAR 66]
SPHINGIDAE Sp.20 
Hippotion scrofa 

Acc.#164

Goodwood, S. AUST.
McF
Coprosma*
Live pupa
Larva from a hedge in city garden. 43 mm from front of head to tip of cremaster.
[26 MAR 66]
OECOPHORIDAE Oc.28(M) 
Wingia sp. 

Acc.#165

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
uv.
Fam. Oecophoridae
[29 SEP 66]
LASIOCAMPIDAE La.20 
Genduara acedesta 

Acc.#167

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
Amyema spp.
Live eggs
[13 MAR 67]
AGARISTIDAE As.9 
Hecatesia thyridion 

Acc.#168

Upper Sturt, S. AUST.
McF
42mm
Cassytha glabella
L5
[02 APR 68]
AGARISTIDAE As.9 
Hecatesia thyridion 

Acc.#169

Upper Sturt, S. AUST.
McF
42mm
Cassytha glabella
L5
[02 APR 68]
AGARISTIDAE As.9 
Hecatesia thyridion 

Acc.#170

Upper Sturt, S. AUST.
McF
42mm
Cassytha glabella
L5
[02 APR 68]
ARCTIIDAE Ar.34 
Spilosoma glatignyi 

Acc.#171

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
MALE
CLT
uv.
live r.p.
Fam. Arctiidae, front of head to tip of FW = 29 mm.
[19 MAR 66]
ZYGAENIDAE Zy.6 
Pollanisus apicalis 

Acc.#173

Sand Dunes +/- 9 mi. NE. of Two Wells, S. AUST.
McF
12.5mm
Hibbertia virgata
L5
Fam. Zygaenidae
[20,27 AUG 66]
ZYGAENIDAE Zy.6 
Pollanisus apicalis 

Acc.#174

Sand Dunes +/- 9 mi. NE. of Two Wells, S. AUST.
McF
12.5mm
Hibbertia virgata
L5
Fam. Zygaenidae
[20,27 AUG 66]


Acc.#175

2 Gulfview Rd., Blackwood, S. AUST.
In the backyard of my rental flat.
Showing the accumulation after a good night (some have already left), 15 watt uv. tube (GE F15T8/BL).
[14 APR 67, 08:30 hrs.]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#190

Hallets Cove, on coast, SSW of the Adelaide city centre
McF
General view looking SE. from the N. bluff at Hallets Cove. For a unique geometrid life-history from this location, see CH. 56.
[07 OCT 67]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#191

City of Adelaide
McF
SW reaches of Adelaide suburbs and the Gulf St. Vincent, as seen from "Windy Point", on the road to Belair.
[15 OCT 68]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#192

Adelaide
McF
Looking across to the W. end of Gulf View Rd., Blackwood, S. AUST., purple flowers are "Salvation Jane" (Echium lycopsis*).
[late OCT 66, late afternoon]
CITY VIEWS 


Acc.#193

Adelaide
McF
From the roof of the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, North Terrace, ADELAIDE, S. AUST., looking E. over the Art Gallery to the Adelaide Hills (Mt. Lofty Range), where Blackwood and Belair are located.
[JAN 67]
CITY VIEWS 


Acc.#194

Adelaide
McF
From the roof of the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, looking SE. towards the Adelaide Hills (North Terrace in foreground). Mt. Lofty summit is visible on the far left horizon.
[JAN 67]
CITY VIEWS 


Acc.#195

Adelaide
McF
View to the W. of Adelaide city centre, from Sheoak Rd., E. of BELAIR, S. AUST. Gulf St. Vincent on the horizon. Part of Blackwood is to the left of center in the middle distance.
[AUG 65]
CITY VIEWS 


Acc.#196

Adelaide
McF
From "Windy Point" on the road to BELAIR. Gulf St. Vincent on the horizon.
[15 OCT 68]
CITY VIEWS 


Acc.#197

Adelaide
McF
At "Windy Point", looking SSW. Hills above Port Stanvac visible on the far right horizon.
[15 OCT 68]
CITY VIEWS 


Acc.#198

Adelaide
McF
Tower on roof of the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, North Terrace, ADELAIDE, S. AUST.
[JAN 67]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#199

Adelaide
McF
Looking ENE. over steep-sided ravines, as seen from the top of Sheoak Rd., E. of BELAIR, S. AUST. Towers on horizon indicate Mt. Lofty summit.
[AUG 65]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#200

Adelaide
McF
Looking NW. from Sheoak Rd., E. of BELAIR, S. AUST. BELAIR water tower on hill. Sheoak Hill Riding Stable in foreground.
[AUG 65]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#201

Adelaide
McF
Native vegetation along upper Sheoak Rd., 1 mi. E. of BELAIR Railroad Station.
[19 MAY 67 (15:00 hrs)]
S.AUST.  HABITAT 


Acc.#202

Along Sheoak Rd., E. of BELAIR, S. AUST.
McF
Houses of Blackwood/Belair in the distance. Acacia pycnantha in full bloom.
[AUG 65]
AGAMIDAE 
Moloch horridus 

Acc.#203

Killed on road between Poochera and Minnipa, Eyre Peninsula, S. AUST.
McF
Fam. AGAMIDAE
[3 MAR 66]
AGAMIDAE 
Moloch horridus 

Acc.#204

Killed on road between Poochera and Minnipa, Eyre Peninsula, S. AUST.
McF
Ventral view of same road-killed lizard.
Fam. AGAMIDAE
[3 MAR 66]
SCINCIDAE 
Trachydosaurus (Tiliqua) rugosus 

Acc.#205

at the Coorong (S. of Adelaide), S. AUST.
R.G. Swinney
Male giving typical warning display.
Fam. SCINCIDAE
[19 AUG 72]
SCINCIDAE 
Trachydosaurus (Tiliqua) rugosus 

Acc.#206

W. of Waitpinga Beach, S. AUST.
McF
In natural habitat where encountered.
Fam. SCINCIDAE
[3 OCT 65]
PODARGIDAE 
Podargus strigoides 

Acc.#207

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
Bill Fisher (neighbor), holding an injured Tawny Frogmouth.
Fam. PODARGIDAE
[23 JUL 66]
Dr. Edmund C. Jaeger 


Acc.#208

The Grampians Mts., VICTORIA
McF
With a honey-eater, plucking hair from his head.
[26 SEP 67]


Acc.#209

Hallet Cove Beach W. of Adelaide, S. AUST.
McF
Dienie Bakker with Ken and Peg Sandry out "feather-dusting" the rocks in search of Aeolochroma sp. (Gm. 156B) - see larval collection notes. (in green "Portraits"--- book, see page 293, col. 3, last paragraph.)
[11 OCT 69]
Jan Herridge (Forrest) 


Acc.#210

Waitpinga Reserve, S. AUST
McF
standing in front of a grass tree (Xanthorrhoea).
[19 SEP 65]
Jan Herridge (Forrest) 


Acc.#211

near the W. end of Gulfview Rd., Blackwood, S. AUST
McF
standing beside the rearing-sleeve that she made for me (on Don Burnard's land)
[27 NOV 66]
Jan Herridge (Forrest) 


Acc.#212

near the W. end of Gulfview Rd., Blackwood, S. AUST
McF
standing beside the rearing-sleeve that she made for me (on Don Burnard's land)
[27 NOV 66]
Jan Herridge (Forrest) 


Acc.#213

Fishery Beach (near Cape Jervis), S. AUST
McF
The HAT!
[3 OCT 65]
STILBOPTERYGIDAE STL.1 
Aeropteryx (Stilbopteryx) linearis 

Acc.#214

Collected nr. Elliot Price's Muloorina Homestead, Lake Eyre South, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
Living adult female at rest (not in typical r.p.), which was originally collected at mv. light.
[3 MAR 65]
STILBOPTERYGIDAE STL.1 
Aeropteryx (Stilbopteryx) linearis 

Acc.#215

Collected nr. Elliot Price's Muloorina Homestead, Lake Eyre South, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
showing the typical resting posture of a living adult female clinging to a stick.
[3 MAR 65]
STILBOPTERYGIDAE STL.1 
Aeropteryx (Stilbopteryx) linearis 

Acc.#216

Collected nr. Elliot Price's Muloorina Homestead, Lake Eyre South, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
showing the typical resting posture of a living adult female clinging to a stick.
[3 MAR 65]
LYMANTRIIDAE Lp.8 
Acyphas sp. 

Acc.#217

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
16mm
uv.
[19 MAR 66]
ARCTIIDAE Ar.38 
Xanthodule sp. 

Acc.#218

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
uv.
Living adult female sitting on the cocoon from which it emerged and depositing eggs upon the surface. Length (front of head to tip of abdomen) = 11 mm.
[5 NOV 66]
ARCTIIDAE Ar.38 
Xanthodule sp. 

Acc.#219

Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
FEMALE
uv.
Living adult female sitting on the cocoon from which it emerged and depositing eggs upon the surface. Length (front of head to tip of abdomen) = 11 mm.
[5 NOV 66]
ARCTIIDAE Ar.38 
Xanthodule sp. 

Acc.#220

Blackwood, S. AUST.
FEMALE
uv.
Old female on cocoon, after laying all her eggs, shrivelled up and close to falling off the cocoon. The thin, shiny, transparent empty pupal shell is clearly visible inside the cocoon.
[1965]
ARCTIIDAE Ar.38 
Xanthodule sp. 

Acc.#221

Blackwood, S. AUST.
FEMALE
uv.
Living female pupa, close to emergence, as seen through the cocoon (colors of the moth's abdomen clearly visible through the transparent pupal shell). The plant is Callitris (native "pine").
[1965]
L.C. (Bob) Masterman 


Acc.#222

Andamooka, S. AUST.
McF
at lunch beside his opal mine
[23 MAY 67]
L.C. (Bob) Masterman 


Acc.#223

Andamooka, S. AUST.
McF
coming up out of his opal mine (hole)
[23 MAY 67]
L.C. (Bob) Masterman 


Acc.#224

Lake Hart, S. AUST.
McF
coming out of his camp-bed on top of his car, and T.R. Newbery at right breaking camp early a.m., at our Camp 2. Salt crust of lake visible in background.
[24 MAY 67]
L.C. (Bob) Masterman 


Acc.#225

95 mi. S. of Kulgara (N.T.), in S. AUST.
McF
peeking out of his car-top tent, at our Camp 12
[3 JUN 67]
T.R (Tim) Newbery
A.N. (Noel) McFarland
L.C. (Bob) Masterman 


Acc.#226

118 mi. S. of Alice Springs (N.T.)
McF
Doing dishes with dry sand at our Camp 11
[2 JUN 67]
B.K.M. (Dienie) McFarland and "Scamp" 


Acc.#227

22 mi. W. of Ingham, QLD.
McF
in front of our Commer van ("Lurch"), on road to Wallaman Falls
[9 FEB 72]
Malaise Trap 


Acc.#228

Arkaroola Homestead, Flinders Range, S. AUST.
McF
Gordon Gross (Senior Cur. of Insects, S.A. Museum) setting up a Malaise Trap. Alex Kowanko (Preparator, S.A. Museum) sitting on the ground.
[31 OCT 69]
MYRTACEAE 
Eucalyptus papuana 

Acc.#229

55 S. of Alice Springs, N.T.
McF
Ghost Gum tree at sunset
[1 JUN 67]
Mrs. L. Henley 


Acc.#230

at 2 Gulfview Rd., Blackwood, S. AUST. (S. of Adelaide, in the Mt. Lofty Range)
McF
My landlady watering her front garden (early summer). I collected (via blacklight) most of the moths for my life history studies in the backyard of this house (1965-70).
[30 DEC 66]
N. McFarland 


Acc.#231

a park in the Mt. Lofty Range, S. AUST.
McF
holding Koala bears
[OCT 66]
Dienie Bakker 


Acc.#232

129 Gloucester Ave., Belair, S. AUST.
McF
at her 21st birthday party. Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Wilson at lower right.
[30 DEC 69]


Acc.#233

at the W. end of Gulfview Rd., Blackwood, S. AUST.
McF
in the backyard of "Taggerty" of Mr. and Mrs. Don Burnard. Mrs. Henley (my landlady) on the right.
[late OCT 66]


Acc.#234

11 Swaine Ave., Fullarton, S. AUST. (Adelaide suburb)
McF
in the garden of Mr. Percy Dandridge, cactus and succulent collector. Dr. Edmund C. Jaeger of Riverside, CA. on left.
[2 SEP 67]
Mervinia Masterman 


Acc.#235

Undalya, S. AUST. (N. of Adelaide)
McF
heading for the Post Office with her grandson, Andrew Hancock.
[5 JUN 67]


Acc.#236

Undalya, S. AUST.
McF
Mervinia and John Masterman (beekeeper), with their grandson in front of their house.
[5 JUN 67]
Malaise Trap 


Acc.#237

Arkaroola Homestead, Flinders Range, S. AUST.
McF
Gordon Gross (Senior Cur. of Insects, S.A. Museum) setting up a Malaise Trap.
[31 OCT 69]
Tim Newbery 


Acc.#238

Andamooka, S. AUST.
McF
coming up out of Bob Masterman's opal mine.
[23 MAY 67]
S.A. Museum Herpetologist, F.J. Mitchell 


Acc.#239

on the gibber plain, ±4 mi. NW. of Muloorina Homestead, near Lake Eyre, S. AUST.
McF
standing beside S.A. Museum's Land Rover.
[24 FEB 65]
AMARYLLIDACEAE 
Crinum flaccidum 

Acc.#240

72 mi. NW of Port Augusta, S. AUST.
McF
after recent heavy rains in the district.
[24 MAR 69]


Acc.#241

Andamooka, S. AUST. (near Bob Masterman's opal mine)
McF
Noel McFarland on left, Tim Newbery on right beside Noel's 1965 Holden ute ("ute" = Australian for "pickup").
[23 MAY 67]
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