Biographical entry Macqueen, Jack (1900 - 1986)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
- Dairy farmer and Entomologist
Jack MacQueen was a diary farmer who was a keen collector of butterflies and beetles. His collection of 25,000 Lepidoptera and 7,000 Coleoptera, principally of specimens from the region around his farm in Millmerran (Queensland), was donated to the Australian National Insect Collection in 1985. It included a significant number of specimens acquired by MacQueen from C. P. Ledward. The MacQueen collection was notable for the inclusion of a number of rare species and its meticulous documentation.
- Life event - Retired to Toowoomba, Queensland
- 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
Created: 5 December 2017