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Biographical & Type Information - C

Cachan, Pierre (Charles Julien) (b. 1923) - The majority of his specimens were deposited in MNHN, an occasional paratype was put in "IRSM" (= Institut de Recherche Scientifique de Madagascar), which may now be in the MNHN. In his 1952 work on Madagascar pentatomids, he always provided a list of localities, then he listed where the "Type" was deposited, and occasionally where a paratype was deposited (if different from the type), then at the beginning of the description, he would indicate what sexes he had to work with. But none of this was tied together. In many cases, it is impossible to tell from which of the localities the type came from, or even what the sex of the type was.

Carayon, Jacques (b. Nov. 11, 1916, Toulouse, France; d. 1997) - Published many papers on wide variety of subjects; was an authority on the Anthocoridae and Reduviidae. Citation: Slater (1997).

Carvalho, Josť C‚ndido de Melo (b. June 11, 1914, Conceicao Aparecida Village, Minas Gerais, Brazil; d. Oct. 21, 1994) - Prolific modern day worker primarily in the Miridae. Described nearly 400 genera and over 2000 species of Miridae. Most notable among his 500 plus published papers is the A Catalogue of the Miridae of the World (1957-1960). Some types in the U.S. National Museum of Natural History (USNM); many types in QBUM. See Carvalho & Froeschner (1987, 1990, 1994) for taxonomic names proposed and type depositories for taxa described. Citations: Carvalho, M. (1995), Carvalho, M. A. de (1995), Ferreira (1995), Nomura (1995), and Ricci (1996).

Cerutti, Nestor (b. 1886; d. 1940) - Collection conserved at the Musťe Zoologique, Lausanne, Switzerland (MZLS). See Dethier (1974) for list of types. See Kuttor (1940).

Cheesman, Lucy Evelyn (b. 1881; d. 1969) - Collection now in Museum of Natural History, London (BMNH). See Anonymous (1959) and Smith (1970) for biography and bibliography.

China, William Edward (b. Dec. 7, 1895, London, England; d. Sept. 17, 1979, Mousehole, Cornwall, England) - Educated at Wandsworth Technical Institute, Battersea Polytechnic, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Accepted position at BMNH in 1922 and was keeper from 1955-1961 when he retired. From 1962-1971, he was Scientific Controller of the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature and Secretary to the International Commision on Zoological Nomenclature. Types in BMNH. Citations: Knight (1980) and Slater and Dolling (1980); also some biographical information in 1982 Rostria (34).

Cobben, Renť H. (b. 1925, Netherlands; d. 1987, Rhenen, Netherlands) - PI: Ent. Dept., Landbouwunivesiteit, Wageningen, Netherlands (LUWC). S&S: "Collections from Caribbean, Africa, and Europe deposited in Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands." Citations: Claridge (1988), Latin (1988), and Vrijer (1988).

Costa, Achille (b. Aug. 10, 1823, Lecce, Italy; d. Nov. 17, 1898, Rome, Italy) - Some of his collection has been destroyed in war, but some (~ 70% sec Carapezza et al., 1995) still exists in the Museo di Zoologica dellíUniversitB di Napoli (ZIUN; see Carapezza et al., 1995 for a good description of Costaís collection and for LT designations). There may also be a few specimens in Putonís collection in Paris, and Reuterís collection in Helsinki, that might could be considered to be STS of some Costaís species. Stichel (1960) and Kerzhner (1974, 1983) contain information on the date of publication of Costaís publications. Citations: Anonymous (1898a, b, 1899a-c), Berlese (1898), Dellacalle (1899), De Stefani (1899), Howard (1930), Musgrave (1932), Crovetti (1970).

Curtis, John (b. Sept. 3, 1791, Norwich, England; d. Oct. 6, 1862) - Father was an engraver, mother was a 'cultivator of flowers.' At age 16, Curtis was an apprentice at a lawyer's office. He quickly realized that he could make a living collecting and selling insect specimens to Entomologists (may have been the first "professional" entomologist). During this time, he learned how to make scientific illustrations. In 1817, he moved to London.  He then began publishing in series from 1824-1839, British Entomology - Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects Found in Great Britain and Ireland. This was published monthly by subscription, each installment consisting of four plates and two pages of text - the finished work covered 769 insect species in 16 volumes. By 1840, his eyesight was beginning to fail him, and he was totally blind by the end of 1856. After his death, Curtis' second wife negotiated the sale of his insect collection to Professor McCoy of the National Museum of Victoria, Australia. Check ISCW for MVMA. PI: Museum of Victoria, Ent. Dept., Abbotsford, Australia (MVMA). H&K: some in Nation. Mus., Melbourne; some types in BMNH. Citations: Swainson (1840), Smith (1862), Anonymous (1863), Westwood (1863), Howard (1930), Neave (1933), and Ordish (1974).

Literature Cited

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David A. Rider
Professor of Entomology
North Dakota State University
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E-Mail: David.Rider@ndsu.edu

updated: 04 Feb 2008 

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