Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Discussion of Dispersal of Insects by Air Currents
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: An account of discussion Wallace provided at the 20
February 1871 meeting of the Entomological Society of London, while serving as President
of the ESL. Reported in the Society's Proceedings series for 1871. Original pagination
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[[p. 2564]] Mr. Müller read a paper on the "Dispersal of Non-migratory Insects by
Atmospheric Agencies," in which he had collected together many records in support of his
opinion that various atmospheric phœnomena played a considerable part in the wide dispersal of insects, and explained many points connected with their present geographical distribution.
In the discussion which followed, the President said he was quite of opinion that currents of
air were the chief agencies in the peopling of [[p. 2565]] oceanic islands with the smaller forms of
animal life; though, no doubt, floating timber had the same effect, but in a lesser degree.
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