Richard Henry Meade

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Richard Henry Meade entomologist

Richard Henry Meade (1814 – 23 December 1899 in Bradford, England) was an English surgeon, and Justice of the peace. But is more noted as an entomologist who specialised in Diptera - most notably the family Muscidae and also in Spiders. [1] [2]

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References

  1. Mac Lachlan, R (1900). "Meade, R. H." (PDF). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. 36 (3): 46–47. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  2. Pont, A.C., 1984 The Fanniidae, Anthomyiidae and Muscidae (Diptera) described by R.H. Meade Entomologists' monthly magazineJan/Apr 1984. v. 120 :1436 -1439