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Jean de Boisduval

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Other/given name(s) : 
Jean
Family name: 
de Boisduval
Personal information
Birth Date: 
1799-06-17
Date of Death: 
1879-12-30
Biography: 

Boisduval was French naturalist and physician and one of the most celebrated lepidopterists of France. He received his medical degree in 1828. He was the co-founder of the Societe Entomologique de France. Earlier in his career, he was interested in Coleoptera and allied himself with both Lacordaire and Latreille. He was the curator of the Dejean collection in Paris and even though he is known mostly for his work with Lepidoptera, he is also known for describing new species of scarab beetles as well, especially those resulting from the voyages of the"Astrolabe"and the"Coquille."

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