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Biographical entry Dumigan, Edward Jarrett (1878 - 1969)

Entomologist and Teacher


Edward Dumigan was a teacher who made significant collections of insects, particularly butterflies, throughout Queensland. His Our insects (1934) was designed mainly for teachers but included many of his original observations. In 1928 he donated a collection of Neuroptera to the CSIRO Division of Economic Entomology, while a larger collection of insect specimens was deposited with the University of Queensland Insect Collection where it constitutes a large proportion of the collection.

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See also

  • Moulds, M. S., 'The history of Australian butterfly research and collecting', in Kitching, R. L., Scheermeyer, E., Jones, R. E. and Pierce, N. E. (eds), The biology of Australian butterflies, CSIRO Publications, Melbourne, 1999, pp. 1-24. Details
  • Upton, M. S., A Rich and Diverse Fauna: the history of the Australian National Insect Collection 1926 - 1991, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997, 386 pp. Details

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