Journal of Richard E. Blackwelder, West Indies, vol. 6
About the Project
Richard Blackwelder, an entomologist from Stanford University, received a scholarship from 1935 to 1938 to conduct scientific studies outside of the United States. During this time, he collected and studied insects in the West Indies, especially beetles. Volume 6 of Blackwelder's field notes pick up exactly where Volume 5 left off on 27 October 1936. Having moved on from Saint Kitts to Saint Croix, another island in the Carribbean Sea, Blackwelder continued to study insects there, especially beetles. He includes careful description of his surrounding environment, elevations, weather information, abundance and how his specimens were obtained.
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