Dechauffour de Boisduval
Boisduval was French naturalist
and physician and one of the most celebrated lepidopterists
of France. He received his medical degree in 1828. He was the
co-founder of the Societe Entomologique de France. Earlier in
his career, he was interested in Coleoptera and allied himself
with both Lacordaire and Latreille. He was the curator of the
Dejean collection in Paris and even though he is known mostly
for his work with Lepidoptera, we know him for describing new
species of scarabs as well, especially those resulting from
the voyages of the "Astrolabe" and the "Coquille."
Anonymous. 1880. Obituary. Boisduval. Entomologist's Monthly
Magazine 16" 235-236.
Anonymous. 1880. Obituary. Boisduval. Entommologist 13: 119.
Evenhuis, N. L. 1997. Litteratura Taxonomica Dipterorum (1758-1930),
Volume 1. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 426 pp.