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Biographical entry Armstrong, Jack Walter Trench (John)

Born
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist
Alternative Names
  • Armstrong, John (Also known as)

Summary

John Armstrong was an amateur entomologist with a particular interest in beetles.

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Educated partly at The King's School and partly by private tuition on the family property. Accompanied H.J. Carter and K. McKeown of the Australian Museum on a collecting expedition to the Nandewar Ranges near Narrabri in early November 1932, where a new beetle, Menephilus armstrongi Carter, was discovered. A second beetle, Boganium armstrongi Sen Gupta & Crowson 1966, was also named after him. Described 52 species and 5 new genera of beetles. Fellow, Royal Entomological Society London.

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