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Christopher Aurivillius

Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius (15 January 1843 – 20 July 1928) was a Swedish entomologist.

Aurivillius was born at Forsa. He was the Director of the Natural History Museum in Stockholm and he specialised in Coleoptera and Lepidoptera. He was, for a long time, the Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science . His brother was the zoologist Carl Wilhelm Samuel Aurivillius (1854-1899) and his son the zoologist Sven Magnus Aurivillius (1892-1928). Aurivillius worked on world insects. He was the author of Part 39 Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae (1912) and Parts 73 and 74. Cerambycidae: Lamiinae (1922, 1923) in : S. Schenkling (ed.), Coleopterorum Catalogus. W. Junk, Berlin, 1000 + pages. Also Rhopalocera Aethiopica (1898) and many papers on the Lepidoptera of Africa and Über sekundäre Geschlechtscharaktere nordischer Tagfalter. Stockholm (1880) a work on moths.

Plate from Nordischer Tagfalter

Source

Translated from French Wikipedia with additions

  1. Anthony Musgrave (1932). Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, with biographical notes on authors and collectors, Royal Zoological Society of News South Wales (Sydney) : viii + 380.

External links

  • BHL Digital version of Rhopalocera Aethiopica (1898)
  • PDF Digital version of Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae (1912)

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Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius (15 January 1843 – 20 July 1928)
Swedish entomologist. His brother was the zoologist Carl Wilhelm Samuel Aurivillius (1854-1899) and his son the zoologist Sven Magnus Aurivillius (1892-1928).


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