oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Sphenella and some allied genera (Trypetidae, Diptera).

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



It is with pleasure that this paper is included in the volume of the Journal of this Society that is dedicated to Dr. A. J. T. Janse. The author has known Dr. Janse for close on fifty years and owes him much for help and encouragement in the past. Having met him first while still a school boy, it may well be that one's feelings and attitude to such a person as Dr. Janse may change during the years from those of a youth to those of one who has also engaged in taxonomic research; from a pupil to a colleague. Dr. Janse has always been willing to help in the identification of moths and has been of great assistance to the Division of Entomology. The author has had the privilege from time to time of taking visitors from other countries to meet Dr. Janse and to inspect his remarkable collections of moths. Usually they were shown many of his working methods, including not only the collecting and study of moths, his library and extensive indexes, but also the making of insect drawers and cabinets and indeed of carpentry in general. In short, each visit was a demonstration of what one person can accomplish by himself.

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