William Forsell Kirby

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William Forsell Kirby (January 14, 1844 – November 20, 1912), English entomologist.

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  • Grose-Smith, H. & Kirby, W. F., 1887-1902. Rhopalocera Exotica - being Illustrations of New, Rare and Unfigured Species of Butterflies 3 Vols. Gurney & Jackson, London. Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1837. In Richardson, J., Fauna Boreali-Americana or the zoology of the northern parts of British America., Part 4, Insects. pp. 286-300, 2 pls. Norwich. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1869. On the Diurnal lepidoptera described in Gmelin's Edition of the Systema Naturae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1869: 355–362. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1871. A synonymic catalogue of the diurnal lepidoptera. Van Voorst, London, 8vo, 690pp. BHL. ibid. 1877 Supplement. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1872. Notes on the Diurnal Lepidoptera described by Jablonsky and Herbst, in their "Natursystem aller bekannten Insekten." Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1872: 111–120. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F. in Hewitson, W. C., 1863-1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp. Text Plates. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1879. Catalogue of the Collection of Diurnal Lepidoptera Forms by William Chapman Hewitson. John Van Voorst, London. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., [1882]. Zoological Record 18 (year 1881) (Ins.): 165. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1887. Descriptions of new species of Papilionidae, Pieridae and Lycaenidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 19: 360–369. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1887. Descriptions of new species of Epitola from Cameroons & c. in the collection of Henley Grose-Smith. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 19: 441–445. BHL. Reference page. 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1889. On the collection of Lepidoptera formed by Basil Thomson Esq., in the Louisiade Archipelago. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6)4: 156-163. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1890. Descriptions of new species of African Lycaenidae chiefly from the collections of Dr. Staudinger and Mr. Henley Grose-Smith. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 6: 261–274. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1892. Sphinges and Bombyces. A synonymical catalogue of the Lepidoptera Heterocera. 1. 951pp.. Gurney & Jackson, London. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1896. A Hand-Book to the Order Lepidoptera. Part 1 Butterflies, Vol 2. 332pp. Edward Lloyd Ltd., London. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1899. On a Collection of Mantidae fom the Transvaal &c. formed by Mr. W. L. Distant. Annals and magazine of natural history, 7(4): 344–353. BHL Reference page. 
  • Kirby, W. F. 1910. A synonymic catalogue of Orthoptera. Orthoptera Saltatoria, 3(1). London. Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum. 664 pp. BHL Reference page. 
  • Kirby, W.F. 1894–1897. A hand-book to the order Lepidoptera. W.H. Allen, London


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