Bulletin 12 - November 1980: Letters to the editor
Letters to the editorA.R. Pittaway
15 Beech Hall Road
London E4 9NJ
25 June 1980
Dear Mrs. Donohue
I read with interest your note in the Amateur Entomologist Society Bulletin regarding the formation of a national history group in the UAE.
From 1977 to 1980 I worked around the Gulf area and in my spare time collected butterflies, moths and dragonflies with a view to eventually publishing a small, colored butterfly 'hand guide of the area'. As a prelude I've written a number of 'papers' on the Gulf butterflies (2 enclosed), hoping to get a response from people with information on the area indicated by the enclosed sample map.
I would be most interested if your society were able to supply me with information/specimens of butterflies from the UAE, particularly from the Jabal Adhan, Sha'am and Al Khaft region. In return, I would be more than willing to assist with the identification of problem butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and plants. In the meantime, please find enclosed one reference/guide slide of some of the Gulf butterflies; two slides of Apharitis mymecophila, a species I'm particularly interested in, and check lists of butterflies and dragonflies from eastern Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Hope to hear from you soon.
PS E.W. Classey is bringing out a book this autumn/winter entitled 'Butterflies of Oman' by T.B. Larsen which should cover most, if not all of the species to be found in the UAE, however, I would not be surprised if a number of new species turn up in the area between Muscat proper and the Musandam Peninsula.
Jan Arne Stenlokk
3250 Larvik, Norway
Dear Mrs. Donohue
I read with interest your notice in the last issue of the A.E.S. bulletin. As I study biology, and collect insects, mainly butterflies and beetles, I would be very interested in correspondence or exchange with those who might be interested. I am also interested in fossils and geology, besides nearly all aspects of zoology. I write with entomologists in Japan, US, Sweden, England and some other places, and would be happy to get in touch with someone from the Middle East.
I hope to hear from you.
Patron: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan
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