[excerpt] Those who find enjoyment in the books of P. B.M. Allan have had at least an introduction to the history of our familiar method of using artificial bait to attract nocturnal Lepidoptera (Allan, 1937, 1943, 1947). While the present paper was in manuscript, D. E. Allen's welcome contribution on the origin of the method came to hand (Allen, 1965); several historians of science have since added their comments (Allan, 1965; Wilkinson, 1965). The discovery of additional material in the publications of the early nineteenth century has made desirable a summary of what we now know about the development of " sugaring. "
Wilkinson, Ronald Sterne
"The Invention of "Sugaring" for Moths in Ninetheeth-Century England,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist, vol 1
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