Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Girault, Alexandre Arsène

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1101

Alexandre Girault was born in the state of Maryland, USA, on January 9, 1884. He earned a B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1903, and then in 1904 became employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During that employment he worked as an applied entomologist on the plum curculio, Colorado potato beetle, and lesser peach borer. In 1908 he moved to Illinois as assistant to the State entomologist and then as assistant in entomology at the University of Illinois. There he worked on insects of stored products, the Colorado potato beetle, and Cimex bed bugs. In 1911, he moved to Australia, as entomologist to the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations in Queensland. There, he worked on taxonomy of “parasitic” Hymenoptera. He also studied thrips. Three years later, he returned to the USA to work again for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but this time in Washington, DC, on the classification of Chalcidoidea. He moved back to Australia in 1917, this time as assistant...

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