John Obadiah Westwood


John Obadiah Westwood

John Obadiah Westwood (22 December 1805 – 2 January 1893) was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents.

Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned that for his scientific interests.

He became a curator and later professor at Oxford University, having been nominated by this friend and patron the Reverend Frederick William Hope, whose donation was the basis of the Hope Collection at Oxford.

Westwood was a Fellow of the Linnean Society and president of the Entomological Society of London (1805-1893).

Works

partial listGeneral

*Class Insecta.in Griffith, E. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization by the Baron Cuvier. Whittaker, London. 796 pp (1832).
*"An introduction to the modern classification of insects" Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London. (-1839)
*Synopsis of the genera of British Insects. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London. 158 pp. (1840) [http://antbase.org/ants/publications/0382/0382.pdf]
* "The Cabinet of Oriental Entomology" (1848)
*"Thesaurus Entomologicus Oxoniensis: or illustrations of new, rare and interesting insects, for the most part coloured, in the collections presented to the University of Oxford by the Rev. F.W. Hope". London: McMillan & Co., i-xxiv, 205 pp., 40 pls (1874).

Hymenoptera
*Description of several British forms amongst the parasitic hymenopterous insects. "London & Edinburgh Philos. Mag. J. Sci". 1: 127-129 (1832).
*Further notices of the British parasitic hymenopterous insects; together with the "Transactions of a fly with a long tail," observed by Mr. E. W. Lewis; and additional observations. "Magazine of Natural History" 6: 414-421. (1833).
*Descriptions of several new British forms amongst the parasitic hymenopterous insects. "London & Edinburgh Philos. Mag. J. Sci". 2: 443-445 (1833). [http://128.146.250.117/pdfs/725/725.pdf ] ]
*Descriptions of several new British forms amongst the parasitic hymenopterous insects. "London & Edinburgh Philos. Mag. J. Sci." 3: 342-344 1833..
*"...Hymenopterous Insects, which Mr Westwood regarded as new to science." "Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London" 3: 68-72. (1835) [http://antbase.org/ants/publications/3061/3061.pdf pdf]
*Characters of new genera and species of hymenopterous insects.. "Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London" 3: 51-72 (1835). [http://antbase.org/ants/publications/0382/0382.pdf pdf]
*Observations on the genus Typhlopone, with descriptions of several exotic species of ants. "Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6: 81-89" (1840) [http://128.146.250.117/pdfs/851/851.pdf.]
*On the Evaniidae and some allied genera of hymenopterous insects. "Annals and Magazine of Natural History" (1)7: 535-538 (1841).
*Monograph of the hymenopterous group, Dorylides. "Arcana Entomologica" 1(5): 73-80 (1842) [ [http://antbase.org/ants/publications/8146/8146.pdf pdf]
*On Evania and some allied genera of hymenopterous insects. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 3(4): 237-278 (1843).
*Description of a new species of the hymenopterous genus Aenictus, belonging to the Dorylidae. "Journal of Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London" 1840-1846: 85. (1843). [http://antbase.org/ants/publications/3063/3063.pdf pdf]
*Description of a new dorylideous insect from South Africa, belonging to the genus Aenictus. "Transactions of the Entomological Society of London" 4: 237-238 (1847).
*Description of the "Driver" ants, described in the preceding article. "Transactions of the Entomological Society of London" 5: 16-18 (1847)..
*Descriptions of some new species of exotic Hymenoptera belonging to Evania and the allied genera, being a supplement to a memoir on those insects published in the third volume of the Transactions of the Entomological Society. "Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London" (2)1: 213-234. (1851).
*Descriptions of some new species of short-tongued bees belonging to the genus Nomia. "Transactions of the Entomological Society of London" 1875: 207-222. (1875).

fossil insects
*. Contributions to fossil entomology. "Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London" 10: 378-396 1854. [http://antbase.org/ants/publications/3066/3066.pdf]

External links

* [http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/exhibits/westwood/ John Obadiah Westwood] .
* [http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/collections-library/collections-and-library-index.html Manuscripts at the Natural History Museum]
*"Arcana entomologica", 1845 at Oxford Digital Library: [http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=d-000-00---0munahi01--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1isoZz-8859Zz-1-0&a=d&c=munahi01&cl=CL1.1&d=munahi001-aaa Volume One] ; [http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=d-000-00---0munahi01--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1isoZz-8859Zz-1-0&a=d&c=munahi01&cl=CL1.1&d=munahi001-aab Volume Two] .


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