Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Graham, Marcus William Robert De Vere

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1143

Marcus Graham was born in the county of Durham, England, on March 25, 1915. As a boy, he became intrigued with natural history. At the start of World War II, he enlisted in the British army, and served in India from 1942 to the end of 1945. But he had begun to publish entomological papers in 1941. At the end of 1945, he entered Trinity College, Dublin, and graduated in 1950 with a B.A. degree and a B.Sc. degree. In Dublin, he studied the taxonomy of Braconidae, then turned to Chalcidoidea. He was soon appointed to the post of curator of the insect collections of the Hope Department of Entomology, Oxford University. He married in 1953. In 1955, he was awarded the degree of D.Phil. from Oxford University. He taught, took part in administration, and conducted taxonomic research on Hymenoptera until his retirement in 1981. His research was meticulous, he solved many puzzles resulting from inadequate descriptions by early taxonomists of Hymenoptera, and became the foremost authority on...

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  1. Bouček Z, Noyes JS (1997) Marcus William Robert de Vere Graham (1915–1995) [with a bibliography]. Entomol Mon Mag 133:83–93Google Scholar

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