George Thomas Bethune-Baker

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George Thomas Bethune-Baker (20 July 1857, Birmingham – 1 December 1944, Eastbourne) was an English entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera, especially those in the Lycaenidae family of butterflies.

Birmingham City in the English Midlands, 2nd highest population of UK cities

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Eastbourne Town and Borough in England

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Lepidoptera Order of insects including moths and butterflies

Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. About 180,000 species of the Lepidoptera are described, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, 10 per cent of the total described species of living organisms. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world. The Lepidoptera show many variations of the basic body structure that have evolved to gain advantages in lifestyle and distribution. Recent estimates suggest the order may have more species than earlier thought, and is among the four most speciose orders, along with the Hymenoptera, Diptera, and Coleoptera.

His collection is partly in the Museum of Zoology Cambridge University and partly in the Natural History Museum, London.

Cambridge University Museum of Zoology University Museum in Cambridge

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Natural History Museum, London Natural History Museum in London

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<i>Journal of Natural History</i> natural history journal

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Royal Entomological Society British scientific society

The Royal Entomological Society is devoted to the study of insects. Its aims are to disseminate information about insects and improving communication between entomologists.

Bethune-Baker was a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and president 1913–1914.

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