Antonio Berlese, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Antonio Berlese

Italian entomologist

Date of Birth: 26-Mar-1863

Place of Birth: Padua, Veneto, Italy

Date of Death: 24-Oct-1927

Profession: botanist, entomologist

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Antonio Berlese

  • Antonio Berlese (26 June 1863 in Padua – 24 October 1927 in Florence) was an Italian entomologist. Berlese worked on pest insects notably of fruit trees.
  • He published over 300 articles and a book Gli insetti loro organizzazione, sviluppo, abitudini e rapporti con l’uomo (in two volumes, 1909 and 1925); also a series entitled Acari, Myriapoda et Scorpiones hucusque in Italie reperta which appeared in 101 numbers between 1882 et 1903 and which contained over 1,000 figures by Berlese himself.
  • He was a specialist in Hemiptera Coccoidea. With his brother, Augusto Napoleone Berlese (1864-1903), a plant and mushroom disease specialist, he founded the Revista di Patologia vegetale in 1892.
  • In 1903 he founded the review Redia, which he edited until his death.
  • This publication promoted zoological studies in agriculture, forestry, and in urban contexts, with an emphasis on entomology, acarology and nematology.
  • The aim was to increase taxonomic knowledge of groups with pest species.

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