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TitleLecture: On the general construction of the wing in dipterous insects - William Sharp MacLeay
AdminHistoryWilliam Sharp MacLeay, eldest son of Alexander MacLeay, was a scholar and naturalist, born on 21 July 1792 in London and died in Sydney on 26 January 1865. In 1818 he became secretary to the board for liquidating British claims in France on the peace of 1815; commissary judge in Havana, 1830-1837; went to New South Wales, 1839, where he enlarged his father's entomological collection. His chief work was Horae Entomologicae, propounding the circular or quintary system of classification.
DescriptionDraft of MacLeay's "On the general construction of the wing in dipterous insects with a description of some new genera". Includes a sheet of paper entitled "Elements of the wing of dipterous insects undergoing coarctate metamorphosis" featuring a drawing of an insect wing with a key. Read at the Zoological Club on 10 February and transmitted to the Secretary of the Linnean Society by an order of the Committee of the Club dated 24 February 1824.
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Creator NameM'Leay, William Sharp (1792-1865) [also spelt McLeay or M'Leay]
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