Alexander Steven Corbet

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Dr. A. S. Corbet, by N. D. RILEY

ALEXANDER STEVEN CORBET was born on August 8, 1896 ; on May 16, 1948, he collapsed from heart failure after hurrying for a train, and died shortly after. He was educated at Bournemouth and University College, Reading, taking honours in chemistry. Afterwards he took the Ph.D. degree, and in 1935 his D.Sc. in biochemistry. He joined the staff of the British Museum (Natural History) in May 1939, after an already varied career which had included appointments as bacteriologist at the School of Agriculture, Cambridge, bacteriologist and entomologist to the Rubber Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S., soil microbiologist at the I.C.I. Experiment Station, Bracknell, and bacteriological work with the Water Pollution Research Board.

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  • Pendlebury, H. M. & Corbet, A. S., 1933. Some Lycaenidae new to the Malay peninsula. J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 17(2): 402–405. Reference page
  • Corbet, A.S., 1933. The forms of Elymnias kuenstleri, Honrath. (Lep.Satyridae) Stylops 2: 130-133. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1937. A revision of the Malayan species of Celastrina (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 86: 19–34, 12 figs. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1937. A revision of the Malayan species of Curetis Hübner Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond (B) 6(12): 224. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1938a. A Revision of the Malayan Species of the Nacaduba Group of Genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc, Lond. 87: 125–146, 1 pl., 26 text figs. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1938b. Observations on certain species of Rhopalocera from the Malay Peninsula. J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(2): 242–262. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1938c. A revision of the Malayan species of Pratapa Moore (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)7(4): 166–172, figs 1-17. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1938d. New Celastrina and Taraka forms from the Malay Peninsula (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc, Lond. 87(5): 161. Reference page
  • Riley, N.D. & Corbet, A. S., 1938. A Revision of the Malayan Species of Jamides Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc. London 87(5): 147-159. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1939a. A revision of the Malayan species of Allotinus Felder & Felder (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 89: 63–78, 1pl., 21figs. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1939b. A revision of the Malayan species of Miletus Hübner (=Gerydus Boisduval) Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)8(2): 25. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1939. A revision of the Malayan species of Rapala Moore (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)8(6): 103–112, fig. 1-20a. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940. Observations on species of Lycaenidae from the Malay Peninsula (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera). Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 9(1): 1–6, 7 figs. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940b. A revision of the Malayan species of Chliaria Moore, (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 9(5): 90-92. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940c. A revision of the Malayan species of Logania Dist. (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 9: 111. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940. A revision of the Malayan species of Tajuria Moore (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 90(5): 107. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940e. A revision of the Malayan species of Poritiinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 90: 337–350, 1 pl., 21 figs. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940. Revisional notes on Malayan Lepidoptera. Entomologist 73(2): 39–43. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940g. The identity of the Fabrician species Papilio sphinx and Papilio hylax. Entomologist 73: 275. Reference page

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