Entomologists

Entomologists are biological scientists who pursue research on insects and spiders. Their area of research includes observing the life cycle and group behavior of insects. With the help of their research and knowledge in horticulture, genetics, physiology, forestry and microbiology, they identify and control harmful insects. They often use birds and harmless insects to check harmful insects. There are some entomologists who conduct research on particular insects like butterfly. Forensic entomologists deal with the study of insects regarding criminal activities. Their study helps to comprehend the duration of a dead body in a particular place. Entomologists also study the evolution process of insects. Medical entomologists examine the role of insects and spiders in the transmission of disease. Over the course of time there have been many famous entomologists who have enriched our understanding of these diverse species which account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms. This list of famous entomologists incudes names, such as Walter Reed, Paul R. Ehrlich, Charles Rothschild, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Johan Christian Fabricius and others.

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 1 Walter Reed

Walter Reed.
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Famous As: Military physician, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: September 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belroi
Died: November 22, 1902

 2 Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich.
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Famous As: Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Paul R. Ehrlich is a biologist best known for the 1968 book The Population Bomb, which he co-authored with his wife, Anne. He kindled controversy for his views on the consequences of population growth in a world with limited resources. He has been called an "irrepressible doomster” by his critics, while his supporters credit him for spreading concern about overpopulation. 

 3 Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild.
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Famous As: Biologist, Banker, Politician, Zoologist, Ornithologist, Entomologist, Lepidopterist
Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: August 27, 1937

 4 Francesco Redi

Francesco Redi.
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Famous As: Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter, Entomologist, Parasitologist
Birthdate: February 18, 1626
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy
Died: April 22, 1698

Called the founder of experimental biology and father of modern parasitology, Italian physician, biologist, naturalist and poet Francesco Redi did the first major experiment to challenge spontaneous generation. His book Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'insetti includes most of his famous experiments, while his poem book Bacco in Toscana is counted among the finest works of 17th-century Italian poetry.   

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 5 Lazzaro Spallanzani

Lazzaro Spallanzani.
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Famous As: Biologist, Zoologist, Scientist, Naturalist, University teacher, Entomologist
Birthdate: January 10, 1729
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scandiano
Died: February 12, 1799

 6 Charles Rothschild

Charles Rothschild
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Famous As: Banker, Entomologist
Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: October 12, 1923
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 7 William Beebe

William Beebe
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Famous As: Ornithologist
Birthdate: July 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1962
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 8 Mary Ward

Mary Ward
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: April 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballylin, County Offaly, Ireland
Died: 1869 AD
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 9 Jean-Henri Fabre

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: December 21, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Leons, France
Died: October 11, 1915

 10 Laurent Schwartz

Laurent Schwartz
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Famous As: Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist
Birthdate: March 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4, 2002
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 11 John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist
Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: May 28, 1913

British banker John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, better known as Sir John Lubbock, had also been an MP. However, he is best known for his contribution to ethnography and archaeology. He is also credited with coining the terms Paleolithic and Neolithic, and is known for his books on animal behavior.

 12 Pierre-André Latreille

Pierre-André Latreille
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: November 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
Died: February 6, 1833
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 13 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
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Famous As: Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of mathematics, Entomologist
Birthdate: January 28, 1608
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples
Died: December 31, 1679

While he matriculated in math and taught the subject later, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli also made pioneering discoveries as a physicist and physiologist. With works such as De Motu Animalium, he revolutionized the field of biomechanics, explaining muscular movements with the help of statics and dynamics.

 14 Herman Boerhaave

Herman Boerhaave
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Famous As: Philosopher, Botanist, Physician, Anatomist, University teacher, Chemist, Entomologist
Birthdate: December 31, 1668
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden
Died: September 23, 1738
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 15 Jan Swammerdam

Jan Swammerdam
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: February 12, 1637
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 17, 1680

 16 Johan Christian Fabricius

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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: January 7, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tøndern, Denmark
Died: March 3, 1808

 17 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Rochelle
Died: October 17, 1757

 18 René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1683
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochelle, La, France
Died: October 17, 1757

 19 William Kirby

William Kirby
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: September 19, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Witnesham, Suffolk, England
Died: July 4, 1850

 20 Clinton Hart Merriam

Clinton Hart Merriam
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: December 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 1942
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 21 Willy Burgdorfer

Willy Burgdorfer
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 17, 2014

 22 Thomas Say

Thomas Say
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: June 27, 1787
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 10, 1834

 23 Thomas Eisner

Thomas Eisner
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Famous As: Ecologist and entomologist
Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 25, 2011

 24 Edward F. Knipling

Edward F. Knipling
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: March 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States
Died: March 17, 2000
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 25 Hieronymus Bock

Hieronymus Bock
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: 1498 AD
Birthplace: Heidersbach, Germany
Died: February 21, 1554

Hieronymus Bock was a Lutheran minister, credited with helping the philological scholasticism of medieval botany to evolve into modern science by categorizing plants according to their structural similarities. His major work, New Kreuterbuch, not only includes detailed description, but also careful illustrations of around 700 plants. For a time he also served as the physician to the prince of Zweibrücken.

 26 Charles Lee Remington

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reedville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 31, 2007
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 27 Paul-Émile Botta

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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: December 6, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 29, 1870

 28 Paul Gervais

Paul Gervais
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Famous As: Paleontologist
Birthdate: September 26, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 10, 1879

 29 Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle

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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: October 28, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 4, 1893

 30 William Morton Wheeler

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: March 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 19, 1937
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 31 Rudolph Jacob Camerarius

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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: February 12, 1665
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tübingen, Germany
Died: September 11, 1721

 32 Amnon Freidberg

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: September 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
Died: October 10, 2020
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 33 Charles De Geer

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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: January 30, 1720
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
Died: March 7, 1778

 34 Vincent Wigglesworth

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: April 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkham, England
Died: February 11, 1994

 35 John Henry Comstock

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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: February 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 20, 1931

 36 Ernest Doudart de Lagrée

Ernest Doudart de Lagrée
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: March 31, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: March 12, 1868

 37 Thomas R. Odhiambo

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyanza Province, Kenya
Died: May 26, 2003

 38 Charles Valentine Riley

Charles Valentine Riley
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: September 18, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: September 14, 1895

 39 Leland Ossian Howard

Leland Ossian Howard
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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: June 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: May 1, 1950

 40 Filippo Silvestri

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: June 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bevagna, Italy
Died: June 10, 1949

 41 Alfred E. Emerson

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: December 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: October 3, 1976

 42 René Jeannel

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Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: March 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 20, 1965

 43 Orlando Park

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Famous As: American entomologist
Birthdate: October 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Died: September 23, 1969

 44 Carlos Chagas

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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oliveira, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: November 8, 1934

 45 Orator F. Cook

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Famous As: Botanist, Entomologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clyde, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1949

 46 Bill Ricker

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Famous As: Entomologist, Ichthyologist
Birthdate: August 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterdown, Hamilton, Canada
Died: September 8, 2001
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