Filippo Silvestri, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Filippo Silvestri

Italian entomologist (Protura, Thysanura, Diplura, Isoptera, Hymenoptera, Myriapoda & Diptera)

Date of Birth: 22-Jun-1873

Place of Birth: Bevagna, Umbria, Italy

Date of Death: 10-Jun-1949

Profession: entomologist

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Filippo Silvestri

  • Filippo Silvestri (22 June 1873 – 10 June 1949) was an Italian entomologist.
  • He specialised in world Protura, Thysanura, Diplura and Isoptera, but also worked on Hymenoptera, Myriapoda and Italian Diptera.
  • He is also noted for describing and naming the previously unknown order Zoraptera.
  • In 1938 he was nominated to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the scientific academy of the Vatican.Silvestri was born in Bevagna.
  • A keen young naturalist, he became assistant to Giovanni Battista Grassi (1854–1925), Director of the Institute of Anatomical Research of the University of Rome.
  • In 1904, Silvestri became Director of the Institute of Entomology and Zoology at the agricultural college in Portici (the Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria, now Faculty of Agriculture), a position he held for 45 years. He discovered polyembryony in the 1930s while working on Litomatix truncatellus Hymenoptera.
  • His collection is in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova.
  • Duplicates of Isoptera are in the Swedish Museum of Natural History and a few Diplopoda (millipede) types are in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Filippo Sivestri has been commemorated in the names of the following: a square in his home town, Bevagna; a high school in Portici, the town where he worked and died; and a street in Rome (00134 Borgo Lotti). A species of South American worm lizard, Amphisbaena silvestrii is named in his honor.Publications on termites. Nota preliminare sui termitidi sud-americani.
  • Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata della Università di Torino XVI(389):1-8.( 1901) Contribuzione alla conoscenza dei Termiti e Termitofili dell'America Meridionale.
  • Redia 1:1-234.
  • .( 1903) Isoptera.
  • In: Die Fauna Südwest-Australia.
  • Vol.
  • 2, edited by W.
  • Michaelsen & R.
  • Hartmeyer.
  • pp.
  • 279–314.
  • .( 1909) Contribuzione alla conoscenza dei Termitidi e Termitofili dell'Africa occidentale.
  • Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia General e Agraria, Portici 9:1-146.
  • .( 1914) Descriptiones termitum in Anglorum Guiana.
  • Zoologica 3(16):307-321.
  • .( 1923) Descrizioni di due nuove specie di Isoptera dell'Africa.
  • Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria, Portici 21:91-95.
  • .( 1928) Nuovo concetto di fasi corrispondenti all'età della colonia negli individui di una stessa specie componenti una colonia di termiti e descrizione di due specie nuove di Syntermes.
  • Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria, Portici 6:1-14 (1946).Translated from Wikipedia France

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