Jules LICHTENSTEIN (1816-1886), naturalist,... - Lot 41 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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Jules LICHTENSTEIN (1816-1886), naturalist,... - Lot 41 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
Jules LICHTENSTEIN (1816-1886), naturalist, he worked on mealy bugs and hymenopterans and discovered that phylloxera is due to an aphid. L.A.S. to the entomologist Henri Miot. 18 August 1884. 1 p. in-4. Small squared paper. "[...] I have sent you right away a box full of live caterpillars of Abraxa pantaria. Put them on an ash tree and you will have cocoons, chrysalises and butterflies for your collection, because I am ashamed to say that I have killed them by the thousands and I have not stung a single one and you are the 3rd or 4th colleague who has asked me for them!". On the other hand, he could not get the cereal thrips for her because the wheat was cut long ago. "I sent all the Thrips I had to Mr. Th. Pergande in New York who is working on a monograph of this family". He mentions the departure of Riley [American entomologist Charles Valentine Riley (1843-1895)] who went home via Liverpool. "He left an excellent instrument for getting rid of aphids here. He sends his regards to Ed. André [naturalist Edmond André (1844-1891)]: "He is making us wait for the July issue of his Species [Species des hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie] and I urgently need it to classify my Odynera. Please tell him that the day before yesterday I took over the Odynerus disconotatus from the Echinops retrace [...]".
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