Étienne Louis Geoffroy (October 12, 1725 – August 12, 1810) was a French entomologist and pharmacist. He was born in Paris and died in Soissons. He followed the binomial nomenclature of Carl von Linné and devoted himself mainly to beetles.
Geoffroy was the author of Histoire abrégée des Insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. Paris : Durand Vol. 1 8 + 523 pp. 10 pls (1762) and co-author with Antoine François of Entomologia Parisiensis, sive, Catalogus insectorum quae in agro Parisiensi reperiuntur ... (1785).
Jean Charles Coquerel was a French navy surgeon, algologist, and entomologist.
Jules Pierre Rambur was a French entomologist.
Pierre E. L. Viette was a French entomologist. He attended university in Dijon during the German occupation of France in World War II and subsequently spent his entire career at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris. He specialized in insect systematics, especially Lepidoptera. He had over 400 articles published.
Jean-Charles Chenu was a French physician, naturalist and author.
Pierre-Justin-Marie Macquart was a French entomologist specialising in the study of Diptera. He worked on world species as well as European and described many new species.
Jean-Baptiste Godart was a French entomologist.
André Jean Baptiste Robineau-Desvoidy was a French physician and entomologist specialising in the study of Diptera (flies) and to some extent of the Coleoptera (beetles).
Charles Jean-Baptiste Amyot was a French lawyer and entomologist especially interested in the Hemiptera.
Charles Nicholas Aubé, was a French physician and entomologist.
Victor Antoine Signoret was a French pharmacologist, physician and entomologist.
Sylvain Auguste de Marseul was a French Roman Catholic priest and entomologist. He taught in the Petit séminaire de Paris from 1833 to 1836. In 1842, founded a college at Laval, then from 1850 to 1853, he taught in Paris. In 1854, he left his college for America where he remained eight months and discovered entomology. The abbot of Marseul was the author of many publications. He founded in 1864 a review devoted to the Coleoptera and named L'Abeille, the Bee. On his death this publication was continued by Ernest Marie Louis Bedel (1849-1922) then by René Gabriel Jeannel (1879-1965). The abbot also studied the history of the beginnings of French entomology in a series of review article in the Bee under the generic title Entomologistes et de leurs écrits, Entomologists and their writings. His collection is conserved in the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle and his library in the Société entomologique de France.
Achille Rémy Percheron was a French entomologist. He listed, in Bibliographie entomologique more than 5 000 authors and 500 anonymous contributions.
Louis Jérôme Reiche, was a French merchant, manufacturer and entomologist.
Maurice Jean Auguste Girard was a French entomologist.
Gaspard Auguste Brullé was a French entomologist.
Ernest Marie Louis Bedel was a French entomologist who specialised in Coleoptera.
Charles Jules Edmée Brongniart was a French entomologist and paleontologist.
Elzéar Emmanuel Arène Abeille de Perrin was a French entomologist.
Louis Prosper Cantener was a French entomologist who specialized in Coleoptera and Lepidoptera.
Pierre Toussaint Marcel de Serres de Mesplès, also known as Marcel de Serres, was a French caver, geologist and naturalist.