Robert M’Lachlan was born near Ongar in Essex, England, on April 10, 1837. He was educated at Ilford and was independently wealthy, allowing him to pursue his interests in botany and entomology. He became a leading British authority on Neuroptera and became the first editor of the British journal “Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine.” He was a member of many scientific societies, and published monographs on caddisflies and psocids, in addition to Neuroptera. He died in London on May 23, 1904.
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