Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Guérin-Méneville, Félix Edouard

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1217

Félix Guérin-Méneville was born in Toulon, France, on October 12, 1799, named Félix Edouard Guérin. He produced taxonomic works on most orders of insects, but later wrote on applied entomology, including sericulture and pests of grapevines. In 1836 he changed his surname to Guérin-Méneville. In 1831 he founded and edited “Magasin de Zoologie,” and when it was merged with “Revue Zoologique” in 1849 as “Revue et Magasin de Zoologie,” he continued as editor until 1873. His own output of publi cations was over 400, of which his encyclopedic “Icono graphie de règne animal de G. Cuvier” in seven volumes brought him the most recognition. France’s “Legion d’Honneur” was the most prestigious of his many awards. He died in Paris on January 26, 1874.


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