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 is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. With an estimated population of 1,137,100 as of 2017, Birmingham is the cultural, social, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is the main centre of the West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom, with a population in 2011 of 2,440,986. The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 3.7 million. Birmingham is frequently referred to as the United Kingdom's "second city".
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19 miles (31 km) east of Brighton. Eastbourne is immediately to the east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and part of the larger Eastbourne Downland Estate.
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.
The University Museum of Zoology is a museum of the University of Cambridge and part of the research community of the Department of Zoology. The Museum houses an extensive collection of scientifically important zoological material. The collections were Designated in 1998 by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council as being of outstanding historical and international importance.
The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum's main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road.
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The Journal of Natural History is a scientific journal published by Taylor & Francis focusing on entomology and zoology. The journal was established in 1841 under the name Annals and Magazine of Natural History and obtained its current title in 1967. The journal was formed by the merger of the Magazine of Natural History (1828–1840) and the Annals of Natural History and Loudon and Charlesworth's Magazine of Natural History).
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.
Francis Walker was an English entomologist. He was one of the most prolific authors in entomology, and stirred controversy during his later life as his publications resulted in a huge number of junior synonyms.
Arthur Gardiner Butler was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum working on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders.
Phassodes is a moth genus of the family Hepialidae. As of 2018, it is monospecific, consisting of the sole species Phassodes vitiensis; this species is very variable. It is found in Fiji and Samoa. The life cycle is unknown but the larva is presumed to feed underground on the roots of plants or decaying matter.
Herbert Druce, FLS was a British entomologist. His collections were acquired by Frederick DuCane Godman (1834–1919) and Osbert Salvin (1835–1898) before being bequeathed to the Natural History Museum, London. He is not to be confused with his son, the English entomologist Hamilton Herbert Druce who also worked on Lepidoptera.
Papilio leucotaenia, the cream-banded swallowtail, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda. The habitat consists of forests at altitudes ranging from 2,100 to 2,300 meters.
Sir George Hamilton Kenrick FRES was an English entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera especially those of New Guinea. He was a prominent liberal educationist and was a councillor in Birmingham.
Arthur Francis Hemming was an English entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera. He was mostly known, both professionally and socially, by his middle-name as Francis Hemming.
Anthene is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae, commonly called the ciliate blues or hairtails.
Thaumaina is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. The genus is monotypic containing the single species Thaumaina uranothauma.
Callenya lenya, the long-winged hedge blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.
Emily Mary Bowdler Sharpe was born on 11th December 1868, was an English entomologist.
Gervase Frederick Mathew was an English naval officer and entomologist.
Louis Beethoven Prout (1864–1943) was an English entomologist and musicologist.
Percy Ireland Lathy was an English entomologist. He was a friend of James John Joicey and associated with Joicey's Hill Museum. He lived sometime at Tillington.
Hamilton Herbert Charles James Druce was an English entomologist who specialised in Lycaenidae and to a lesser extent Hesperiidae. He is not to be confused with his father, the English entomologist Herbert Druce (1846–1913) who also worked on Lepidoptera.
Arhopala aronya is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. Its forewing length is 17–18 mm. It is endemic to the Philippines. It is uncommon or local.
Iolaus bilineata is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thomas Herbert Elliot Jackson was an English entomologist best known for his studies of African butterflies. He was a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London
Francis Arthur Heron (1864–1940) was an English entomologist who specialised in African, Neotropical and Oriental butterflies.
Arhopala atosia is a species of butterfly belonging to the lycaenid family described by William Chapman Hewitson in 1869. It is found in Southeast Asia - Borneo, Sumatra, Bangka, Pulau Laut, Thailand, Indochina, Peninsular Malaya, Singapore, Burma, Langkawi, Mergui and Palawan.
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