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Biographical entry Mosse-Robinson, Leslie Herbert (1886 - 1954)

Narara, New South Wales, Australia
Lepidopterist and Naval officer


Leslie Mosse-Robinson, naval officer and citrus farmer, was a prolific collector of Lepidoptera in the central coast region of New South Wales for over 40 years. He was active in local entomological circles, being a founder and President of the Entomological Society of New South Wales. After his death, and at his wish, his collection of more than 50,000 specimens of about 10,000 species of butterflies was donated to the Australian National Insect Collection in 1956.



1913 - 1921
Career position - Served with Royal Australian Navy
1921 - 1950
Career position - Citrus farmer, Narara, New South Wales
1947 - 1952
Career position - President, Australian Branch, (British) Amateur Entomologists' Society
1952 - 1955
Career position - President, Entomological Society of New South Wales

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  • Upton, M. S., A Rich and Diverse Fauna: the history of the Australian National Insect Collection 1926 - 1991, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997, 386 pp. Details

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