Alexey Diakonoff

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Alexey Diakonoff
Born1 March 1907  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Saint Petersburg   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Died20 September 1989  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg (aged 82)
Leiden   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Alma mater University of Amsterdam
Awards
  • Officer of the order Orange-Nassau  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Academic career
Fields Lepidopterology
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Alexey Nikolaievich Diakonoff (1 March 1907 – 20 September 1989), also transliterated as Alexej Nikolajewitsch Diakonoff, was a Russian–Dutch entomologist who specialised in Microlepidoptera. [1] [2] [3]

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His parents immigrated to the Netherlands East Indies where, from 1923, he had his elementary education. Diakonoff then studied biology at the University of Amsterdam. A thesis on Indo-Malayan Tortricidae completed, he returned to Java in 1939 to take up a post as an entomologist at a sugar plantations and industries research station.in 1941 he was offered a position in the Bogor Zoology Museum at Bogor Botanical Gardens but the Japanese invasion intervened. In 1945 he returned to the Netherlands and studied at Leiden Museum working in the Lepidoptera collection. He returned to Bogor as the Dutch tried to regain Java. This failed and in 1951 Diakonoff left Java for the last time. He became Curator of Lepidoptera at the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie in Leiden. He was an active member of the Netherlands Entomological Society and a long-time editor of Tijdschrift voor Entomologie. His scientific work in the Leiden museum continued until his death and his collection is conserved in Naturalis. [1]

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Partial list as Diakonoff, A.N.

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Lobesia lithogonia is a moth of the family Tortricidae first described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1954. It is found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Java, Borneo and New Guinea.

Megalota fallax is a moth of the family Tortricidae first described by Edward Meyrick in 1909. It is found in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Laos.

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Epichoristodes apilectica is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It was first described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1960 and is found on Madagascar.

Cydia aelina is a moth of the family Tortricidae first described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1982. It is found in Sri Lanka.

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References

  1. 1 2 van Helsdingen, P. J. & van Nieukerken, E. J. (1989). "Alexey Diakonoff, 1907–1989". Tijdschrift voor Entomologie . 132: 161–162. Archived 2013-04-14 at archive.today
  2. Klaus Rohlfien. "Diakonoff, Alexej Nikolajewitsch". Biographies of the Entomologists of the World. Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
  3. "Diakonoff, Alexey (1907-1989)". IdRef - Identifiants et Référentiels pour l'ESR. Agence bibliographique de l'enseignement supérieur. Retrieved 11 October 2022.