Biographical & Type Information - M
Maldonado Capriles, Jenaro (b. Jan. 17, 1919, Yauco, Puerto Rico; d. Nov. 22, 1995, San Antonio, TX) - Modern day worker primarily on the Reduviidae (Catalog of the Reduviidae of the World). Also published some on Miridae, especially of Puerto Rico. His collection was donated to the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (USNM). See Santiago-Blay et al. (1997) for bibliography and biographical information.
Malloch, John Russel (b. Nov. 16, 1875, Milton of Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland; d. Feb. 18, 1963, Tampa, FL) - According to Horn et al. (1990), British (especially Scottish) specimens deposited in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; some exotic material in the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (USNM). Citations: Sabrosky (1963a, b), and Mallis (1971).
Mancini, Cesare (b. July 15, 1881, Genoa, Italy; d. Dec. 16, 1967, Genoa, Italy) - Most of collection deposited in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria," Genoa, Italy (MCSN); some also in Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy (MSNM). Tortonese (1967) and Tamanini (1968) provide biographical sketches and lists of papers published by Mancini. Citation: Anonymous (1968).
Martin, James Otis (b. May 18, 1870, Chicopee, MA, USA; d. Oct. 15, 1951, Austin, TX, USA) - Collection deposited in the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco (CASC). Citation: Linsley (1952).
Matsuda, Ryuichi (b. July 8, 1920, Kajiki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan; d. June 19, 1986, Ottawa, Canada) - Worked primarily on Gerridae (often with Hungerford) and Aradidae (often with Usinger). Much of the June 1988 issue of Rostria is devoted to accounts of Matsuda’s life and career. See Ando (1988) for bibliography.
Mayr, Gustav L. (b. 1830; d. July 14, 1908) - Some of his collection deposited in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria (NHMW), some deposited in the Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden (SMTD). Citations: Anonymous (1908a, b), Dalla-Torre (1908, 1909), Kohl (1908), Semenov-Tian-Shansky (1908), Forel (1909), Musgrave (1932).
Meyer-Dür, Rudolf Ludwig (b. August 12, 1812, Burgdorf; d. Mar. 2, 1885, Zürich, Switzerland) - Some of his collection went to P. R. Uhler whose collection was deposited in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (MCZC); part of collection is in the American Museum of Natural History, New York (AMNH). Citations: Anonymous (1885, 1958), Dimmock (1885), Mik (1885), Kraatz (1885), Stierlin (1885), McLachlan (1885), Frey (1886), and Kerzhner (1996).
Miller, Norman Cecil Egerton (b. July 13, 1893, Ramsgate, Kent, England; d. May 26, 1980, Sturminster, Newton, England) - Worked primarily on the Reduviidae. Collection conserved in the Museum of Natural History, London (BMNH). See Dolling (1987) for bibliography.
Montandon, Arnold Lucien (b. 1852, Besançon, France; d. Mar. 1, 1922, Iasi [Jassy], Romania) - According to Horn et al. (1990), the Plataspidae, Cryptocerata, some Anthocoridae, some Belostomidae, and some Miridae are in the Museum of Natural History, London (BMNH), the Pyrrhocoridae went to Kirkaldy whose collection for the most part ended up at the Snow Museum, University of Kansas (SEMC), the Geocoridae went via Parshley to the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco (CASC); part of the remaining collection went to the Muzeul de Istoria Naturala "Grigore Antipa," Bucharest, Romania (MGAB). A few types located in the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (USNM) Apparently, a few pentatomid types are in the Hungarian National Collection (HNHM). Also, the NHRS website lists several Montandon types as being deposited in their collection. See Sienkiewicz (1964) and Andrei (1981) for types in MGAB. Citations: Desneux (1922), Méquingnon (1922), Anonymous (1923a, b), Musgrave (1932), and Andre & Pandele (2006).
Montrouzier, Xavier (b. 1820; d. 1897) - Much of his Heteroptera collection went first to R. P. Perroud, then to his son, M. Perroud, then to Schouteden, who finally deposited it in the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium (MRAC); part might be in Dresden, Budapest or Leiden (ISNB) (see Schouteden, 1907). He indicates that some types may be present in Dresden, but he does not know of that; he also said that Horváth indicated that he had purchased some of Montrouzier’s collection in a public sale in Montpellier. This paper is an enumeration of the types of the 51 species Schouteden acquired from M. Perroud, son of R. P. Perroud; these 51 are deposited in ISNB. Also, the NHRS website lists several Montrouzier types as being deposited in their collection. Citation: Grouvelle (1897).
Motschulsky, Victor Ivanovitsch (b. 1810; d. Jun. 5, 1871, Simferopol, Crimea, Russia) - He was a colonel in the Russian army. Motschulsky made extensive trips into many remote areas of Russia, and he published primarily on the Coleoptera collected during those trips. He also described many Lepidoptera, and has several important papers on the Heteroptera. Quote from Wallace (1871, but attributed to Bates): "Motschulsky has a reputation for carelessness and inaccuracy, for recklessness in introducing new classifications, and for ignoring the works of his predecessors. His genera and other new groups are often unintelligible; and it is therefore not improbable that his great labours as an author have been on the whole of more injury than benefit to the science to which he devoted himself." Most of Motschulsky’s collection is in the Zoological Museum, University of Moscow (ZMUM), although a few specimens may be at St. Petersburg (ZMAS); also Motschulsky sometimes sent STS to other museums (e.g. StDl at NHRS) for verification. Citations: Solsky (1868), Anonymous (1871), Wallace (1871), Dohrn (1872), Newman (1872), Marseul (1887), Becker (1905), Dow (1914), Kiritshenko (1915), Bergroth (1921), Horn (1927), Essig (1931), Musgrave (1932), Zhelokhovtzev & Zimina (1968), and Kerzhner & Jansson (1985).
Mulsant, Martial Étienne (b. 1797; d. Nov. 4, 1880) - Primarily a coleopterist. In collaboration with C. Rey, published Histoire Naturelle des Punaises de France (1865-1879). According to Paulian (1944), Mulsant’s collection was left to his son, who was an amateur entomologist, and who worked at the Institution Saint Marie, Chamond (Loire). This is where most of his collection was deposited. However, some specimens, due to safety reasons, etc. have been transferred to the Paris Museum (MNHN). Citations: Anonymous (1880a, b, 1881a-d), Félissis-Rollin (1880), Fitch (1881), Katter (1881), Kraatz (1881), Westwood (1881), Locard (1882), Marseul (1882), Tholin (1886), Pourilade (1918), Essig (1931), and Musgrave (1932).
David A. Rider
updated: 09 Nov 2009
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