When: 2012-04-15

Collection location: Little Hartley, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Lucy (lucya)

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Near Eucalyptus. Strong smell of naphthalene.


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Hi Rod
By: Lucy (lucya)
2012-04-15 18:16:31 CDT (-0500)

Sure. Breadth of button was 10cm. This was found in the same spot as 89161 and had the same odour.


Your mom’s comment on the smell…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-04-15 09:16:20 CDT (-0500)

being like that of a priest’s wardrobe suggests that “naptalina” is the stuff of what is/was called “moth balls” in the US. That is a unique smell for a lepidella.

I suggest that you post the information on the breadth of the button here.


Haven’t seen that odor mentioned before…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-04-15 07:48:22 CDT (-0500)

Have you thoughts on placement to section? [I know it would be a guess with a button, but I thought maybe you could relate the button to mature material you had seen from you site.]

It seems to me that “naptha” has been used for several different chemicals in English-speaking countries over the years. Are you referring to the chemical that is/was used as “moth balls” to repel or kill moths?

Very interesting.