Pierre Justin Marie MACQUART

Classe di Scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali
Entomologo, Botanico e Direttore del Museo di Storia naturale di Lille

Socio corrispondente dal 06/01/1839
Nato a Hazebrouck (Francia) il 1778
Deceduto a Lestrem (Francia) il 25/11/1855

Cenni biografici

Much of the family was interested in natural history, so it is not surprising that Macquart became interested in insects. He served in the military starting at the age of 21, visiting Germany, Switzerland and Austria, which provided an opportunity to collect specimens and books. Unpon his return home in 1798 he devoted himself to his studies, and came to know the great French entomologist Latreille. He came to specialize in Diptera, publishing Dipteres du nord de la France (1828-1833). He then was invited by Latreille to partecipate in a group effort, with Macquart handling the Diptera, which became known as Historie naturelle des Insectes Diptères (1834-1935). Macquart acquired the holdings of Meigen, and tackled the job of decribing all the new species acquired by French naturalists from around the globe. In this monumental effort, he described 1.800 new species. He continued ti publish updates of his work until his desth in 1855.

 

Cenni biografici tratti da John L. Capinera, Encyclopedia of entomology, Springer, 2008

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