Reference numberEL/A/47
TitleLetter, 'Of the lampyris or Cicindela volans' by Benjamin Allen to Mr Smith, a bookseller at The Prince's Arms in St Pauls Churchyard, for Edmond Halley
CreatorAllen; Benjamin (1663-1738); naturalist
Date3 July 1665
DescriptionObservations are made about the female flying glowworm (lampyris or Cicindela volans) and the 'manner of the generation of eels'
Allen's note to Halley says that these three observations can be added to his former observations made about the deathwatch beetle (see EL/A/46)

Subject: Entomology
Read to the Royal Society on 22 July 1695
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1695.0119
For 'The manner of the generation of eels' see 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 19, no 231, pp 664-666
Related records in the catalogueLBO/12/11
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8423Halley; Edmond (1656 - 1742); astronomer1656 - 1742
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