Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Bob Fisher was an Honorary Research Associate in the Entomology Section of the SA Museum for 20 years. During this time he reorganised the butterfly collection and incorporated his own collection of butterflies. He was author of Butterflies of South Australia (Fisher 1978), a Handbooks Committee of South Australia publication. His extensive collection of photographs of Australian butterflies is held by the Museum. The plants on which the butterflies feed were also collected for this study. These 300 collections are held in the State Herbarium of South Australia. They were made between 1964 and 1987, the earlier ones with R.V.Southcott and John Womersley. Many of them bear the annotation “Larval food plant of ...”.
In 1994 Bob was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to Entomology.
Source: Extracted from: ASBS Newsletter No.130, March 2007, photo from Butterfly Conservation SA website, 2007.