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Biographical entry Littler, Frank Mervyn (1880 - 1922)

1 January 1880
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
1 July 1922
Ravenswood, Tasmania, Australia
Ornithologist and Entomologist


Frank Littler was an accountant, who is most noted for his ornithological and entomological studies and collections. He was a foundation member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologist's Union and a member of the Entomological Society (of London), the Entomological Society of America and the American Association of Economic Entomologists. Littler wrote many well received articles in journals and newspapers, but is best known for his text the Handbook of the birds of Tasmania and its dependencies.



1901 - 1913
Career position - Published numerous articles in The literature of Australian birds
July 1901 - July 1905
Career position - Wrote a fortnightly column on Tasmanian Birds in the Weekly Courier, Launceston
1903 -
Career position - Member of the Entomological Society, London
Career position - Handbook of the birds of Tasmania and its dependencies published

Published resources


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930 (Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., 1932), 380 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Abbott, Dennis, 'Littler, Frank Mervyn (1880-1922), Ornithologist, Entomologist and Accountant' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 10 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1986), p. 124. Details


McCarthy, G.J.