Biographies of Phasmatologists – 4. William Forsell Kirby

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William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912) was an English entomologist and folklorist. His life and phasmid work is outlined. He described 70 species and 22 genera of phasmids. His Synonymic Catalogue of Orthoptera was a complete catalogue of world species that has served phasmatologists for 100 years.

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  • Phasmatologist
  • Phasmida
  • William Forsell Kirby

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