Klug, Johann Christoph Friedrich (1775-1856)

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Johann Christoph Friedrich Klug was a German entomologist born 5 May 1775 in Berlin and died 3 February 1856 in the same city. He described the butterflies and some other insects of Upper Egypt and Arabia in Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg and Wilhelm Friedrich Hemprich 's Symbolæ Physicæ (Berlin, 1829-1845). He was professor of medicine and entomology in the Humboldt-Universitat (University of Berlin) where he curated the insect collections from 1810 to 1856. At the same time he directed the Botanic Garden in Berlin which contains his collections. Klug worked mainly on Hymenoptera and Coleoptera. The plant genus Klugia (now called Rhynchoglossum, Family Gesneriaceae) was named in his honour as was the butterfly Geitoneura klugii.

In 1855, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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REFERENCE

  • Evenhuis, N.L. 1997. Litteratura Taxonomica Dipterorum (1758-1930). 419-420, portrait.
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