Stephan von Breuning (entomologist)

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Stephan von Breuning
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Born21 November 1894
Died11 March 1983(1983-03-11) (aged 88)
Known forÉtudes sur les Lamiaires
Scientific career
Fields Entomology

Stephan von Breuning (21 November 1894 11 March 1983) was an Austrian entomologist who specialised in the study of beetles (Coleopterology), particularly within the longhorn family (Cerambycidae).



An amateur working on the rich collections of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, he described 7894 taxa of Cerambycidae.


The complete list of his entomological works has been published in the Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat , number 41. [1]

One of his most famous works is Études sur les Lamiaires, published in Novitates entomologicae, 1934–1946.

Personal life

He gave the photo shown together with a text to be published after his death. Von Breuning lived with his wife in a small studio at the top of an old building on rue Durantin, Paris 18ème.

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  1. "Bulletins de la Société Sciences Nat 40-49". June 24, 2011. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

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