Excerpt from A Descriptive Catalogue of the Dobree Collection of European NoctuaeWhat I have attempted in the preparation of this Catalogue is to give an exact record of the collection as it now is, showing when, where, and by whom the specimens contained in it were Obtained, describing brie¿y the varietal and aberrational forms of each species, and giving references to corresponding figures in Barrett's 'lepidoptera of the British Islands,' South's 'moths of the British Isles,' and the yearly volumes of The Entomologist.' By such means I have hoped to make the unique collection more Widely known, and more. Useful to students in other parts of the country, as well as to those living in our remote corner of Holder ness.The order in which the species are here given is that in which they occur in the collection, where the exigencies of space have, in some cases, interfered with the placing of the species in their proper scientific order. Those species which are not to be found in their expected places can easily be discovered - if examples are contained in the collection - on reference to the Specific Index given at the end of the volume. The order in which the different specimens of a series are placed is that adopted by the donor before the collection left his hands.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.