An insect collecting trip to Mt. Diablo in 1935

Bob Usinger

Bob Usinger

In April of 1936 E.G. Linsley and R.L. Usinger of UC Berkeley (if you don’t know them check out the bio at the links) report

Gort Linsley

Gort Linsley

on a day trip, collecting on the slopes of Mt. Diablo. Gort and Bob’s story reminds me of our local bioblitzes and my own meanderings on Mangini Ranch and around Marsh Creek. Many of the insects are familiar and it is encouraging to know they persist. I provide the link to the excerpt of the paper here for your amusement.

The PDF is here: PPE 1936 Linsley and Usinger


About Kip Will

I'm an insect systematist with expertise in carabid beetles, who is always happiest in the bush.
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