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Biographical entry Dobson, Roderick (1907 - 1979)

Born
1907
England, United Kingdom
Died
1979
Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Roderick Dobson was an entomologist who was renowned as a natural history photographer and became known as an authority on the birds of the Channel Islands where he resided from 1935. Between 1949 and 1958 Dobson lived in Australia and became interested in Odonata (dragonflies) and other aquatic insects. In 1967 he brought back to Australia his collection of over 2,700 specimens in 220 species or races. This collection is now in the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO having defrayed Dobson's expenses so that he could assist in the incorporation of the specimens.

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