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Alfred Russel Wallace
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04 March 2013 by Catchpole, Caroline

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Note in Wallace's hand entitled "Notes on Curculionidae" (weevil beetles) with the following localities covered; Singapore, Sarawak, Aru Islands, Macassar, Ternate, Dorey, Ceram, Waigion, Batchian and Menado. The notes describe the types of microhabitat the species were found in.

Handwritten by author in English.

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Natural History Museum
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NHM WP3/18
Copyright owner:
ŠA. R. Wallace Literary Estate

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Notes on Curculionidae

Sing. = Singapore

31. On Timber

95. 96. On felled trees in hot sunshine: fly quick.

98 to 111. On leaves. 108 Selenum Caterpillar

112 to 115. Under bark & on leaves.

116 to 120 On leaves.

120. 121. Under bark.

139. On a leaf.

275 to 277. On timbers 278. Under bark.

311 -- 316. On leaves. 317 -- 321. Under bark.

[2 words illeg.]

342. On timber. 377 to 380. About timber in forest.

381. 382. 384. On leaves.

383. 385 to 412. On timber. 459. On foliage.

[2 words illeg.]

463 to 468. About timber. 474 to 481. Ab[ou]t timber.

485 to 487. d[itt]o. d[itt]o. 520. 526. On timber.

585. to 599. Under logs & about fallen timber 618. d[itt]o

596 [2 words illeg.]

782 to 790. On leaves, fly slowly.

794. [1 letter illeg.]. yellow powdered.

Sar. = Sarawak.

57. Mecopus. On timber in sunshine.

[5 words illeg.]

111. 112. In cocoa nut stems.

384. Feigns death when touched.

397. Fly very swiftly in sunshine.

[2 words illeg.]

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413 to 416. Under fallen timber, sluggish & seldom fly.

417 -- 427. About timber, seldom fly.

565. On leaf. 900. on fallen tree.

1019. Under logs.

1087. Sitting at base of a leaf, hidden.

1088. On a leaf.

1443. 1444. On timber.

1461. Sitting erect on a leaf.

omphagus oratus

Aru Islands

51. On foliage. 52. Entry holes in leaves.

53. Arachnobas gazella... Appearance and motion of spider on edge of leaves moving rapidly beneath when approached.

54. Under fallen trees, inactive.

55. On foliage, inactive.

56. Under rotten timber, flees readily.

Maccassar.

136 -- 137. On foliage.

138. About newly cut palm stems.

289. On foliage. 295. 296. On foliage.

338. d[itt]o. d[itt]o. 350. d[itt]o.

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Ternate

10 to 14. On fresh cut sticks of a Bombaceous shrub [2 words illeg.]

15. On fresh cut stem. 16. On foliage, walk on edge of leaves, cling fiercely, do not drop or fly.

Gilolo.

27. On bamboos.

[3 words illeg.]

Dorey.

19. On foliage.

41. Buff powdered, on herbaceous plants.

42. Under rotten bark.

43. White powdered, on foliage, herbaceous & shrubby

56. On foliage.

113. On fallen timber, fall as dead when disturbed <female> bores holes in bark.

180. On dead tree, contracts legs & falls.

[2 words illeg.]

208. On foliage.

219. On foliage of Capsicum.

[2 words illeg.]

226. Under rotten bark

227. On dead trunk

233. On bark of same colour & appearance.

[2 words illeg.]

240 -- 241. On foliage.

265. In crack of a dead creeper.

269. Under timber. 270. Boring hole in timber.

[3 words illeg.]

291. Under rotten timber.

298. Dark Ochre powdered, on herbaceous plants.

299. On trunk of cocoa nut tree.

377. On foliage.

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Ceraru

26. Under rotten trunks.

Waigion

12. <Culandra>. In axils of a spiral Bromeliaceous plant.

[2 words illeg.]

Balchian

14. On large leaves, turn round the edge like Arachnobas

36. On foliage, sluggish. [2 words illeg.]

40. [1 word illeg.]? on foliage in forest, falls dead when disturbed.

54. On leaf of tall shroud.

55. On cut tree in forest. [2 words illeg.]

56. On foliage of tall herbaceous plants in forest.

67. Cut flowers of palm. 68. Under bark.

78. On end of dead twig, resembling a mouldy knot. Apries eremita

84. Under bark. 85. dead leaves.

101. On leaf of forest tree [2 words illeg.]

114. Under rotten trunk. 119. Under loose rotten bark

132. 133. Under bark of fallen trees.

150. Under rotten bark.

Menado

5. On cut rattan in forest.

31. Calandra, On stone in middle of M[oun]t[ai]n Stream.

38. On midrib of palm leaf.

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