Timeline of entomology since 1900

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Juan Carlos Finlay
1900
1901
1902
1905
  • Adolfo Lutz Beitraege zur Kenntniss der brasilianischen Tabaniden. Rev. Soc. Sci. São Paulo 1: 19-32, published
  • Raphaël Blanchard Les moustiques. Histoire naturelle et médicale Paris, F.R. de Rudeval, published.
1906
  • Adalbert Seitz, Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde commenced. This vast work on Lepidoptera was published in German, English and French. It contained colour plates of all important species.
1907
  • William Lundbeck Diptera Danica. Genera and species of flies Hitherto found in Denmark commenced.
  • Hamilton Herbert Druce On Neotropical Lycaenidae, with Descriptions of New Species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
  • Henry Christopher McCook Nature's Craftsmen: Popular Studies of Ants and Other Insects.
  • Lajos Abafi Magyarország lepkéi (butterflies of Hungary)1907
1908
  • Edmund Reitter Fauna Germanica - Die Käfer des Deutschen Reiches commenced. This five volume masterwork remains in use today, almost 100 years from its inception.
  • Leonello Picco Contributo allo studio della fauna entomologica Italiano. Elenco sistematico degli Emitteri finora raccolti nella Provincia di Roma.
1909
  • George Henry Verrall Stratiomyidae and succeeding families of the Diptera Brachycera of Great Britain - British flies published.
  • Carlos Chagas observed the peculiar infestation of rural houses in Brazil with Triatoma, a "kissing" bug, later demonstrating that it was the vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, and he was able to prove experimentally that it could be transmitted to marmoset monkeys that were bitten by the infected bug. His description of the new disease was to become a classic in medicine and brought him domestic and international distinction.
  • Charles Nicolle reasoned that it was most likely lice that were the vector for epidemic typhus. He tested his theory by infecting a chimpanzee with typhus, retrieving the lice from it, and placing it on a healthy chimpanzee. Within 10 days the second chimpanzee had typhus as well.
  • Antonio Berlese Volume I of Gli insetti loro organizzazione, sviluppo, abitudini e rapporti con l'uomo (Volume 2 1925).
  • Arnold Pagenstecher Die geographische Verbreitung der Schmetterlingepublished in Jena.
  • Foundation of Journal of Entomology by Charles Fuller Baker, one of the first revues of economic entomology.
  • Murinus Cornelius Piepers, Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen and Hans Fruhstorfer. The Rhopalocera of Java commenced.Completed 1918.
1910
1912
1913
Plate from Wytsman.Genera.Insectorum.Buprestidae
1914
  • Friedrich Georg Hendel Die Arten der Platystominen. Abh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 8 (1): 1-409, 4 pls. published
  • Filippo Silvestri Contribuzione alla conoscenza dei Termitidi e Termitofili dell'Africa occidentale. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia General e Agraria, Portici.
1915
1916
1920
1921
  • Günther Enderlein Über die phyletisch älteren Stratiomyiidensubfamilien (Xylophaginae, Chiromyzinae, Solvinae, Beridinae und Coenomyiinae). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 10: 150-214 published.
1923
1924
Charles W. Woodworth.
1925
1927
1928
1930
  • Camillo Acqua Il bombice del Gelso:Nello stato normale e patologico nella tecnica dell'allevamento e della riproduzione. (Industria della preparazione del seme Bachi)-Enc. tela. Casa Ed. di Giuseppe Cesari,published. This was an important contribution to the literature on sericulture.
1931
1932
1934
1935
1936
1938
1940
  • Vladimir Nabokov begins organizing the butterfly collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
  • Ruggero Verity commenced Farfalle, in English Butterflies, of Italia (five volumes, 1940–1953).
  • René Jeannel Faune cavernicole de la France, in English The Fauna of the Caves of France, published.
1941
1942
1943
  • André Badonnel Faune de France. Psocoptères. Paris. Paul Lechevalier 1943.
  • Leopold Fulmek Wirtsindex der Aleyrodiden- und Cocciden- Parasiten Entomologische Beihefte 10: 1-100.
1944
1945
1946
1947
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
  • Willi Hennig publishes Grundzüge einer Theorie der phylogenetischen Systematikin Berlin. This was followed by Kritische Bemerkungen zum phylogenetischen System der Insekten in 1953 and Phylogenetic Systematics in 1966. In these works, Hennig founded cladistics.
  • Sydney Skaife African Insect Life published.
  • Catalogue illustré des lucanides du globe in Encyclopédie Entomologique (series A 27: 1-223) by Robert Didier and Eugene Seguy published.
1954
1955
  • World programme for malaria eradication begins. Finally abandoned 1969.
  • Roy Albert Crowson's The natural classification of the families of Coleoptera is published. This is a classic monograph.
  • Alexey Diakonoff Microlepidoptera of New Guinea. Results of the third Archbold Expedition (American- Netherlands Indian Expedition 1938-1939). Part V. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse published 15 years after the expedition.
1957
Clodoveo Carrión Mora in 1925
  • Clodoveo Carrión Mora dies in Ecuador. Mora was a leading figure entomology of 20th-century entomology in South America.
1960
1961
Space-filling model of a section of DNA molecule.
  • Genetic code is cracked. DNA was discovered by Friedrich Miescher in 1868, recognized as the bearer of genetic information in 1943 and revealed as a double helix by Rosalind Franklin in 1952. This leads to radical revision of the higher taxonomy of the Insecta.
1964
  • Morris Rockstein's edited series — 3 vols. — The Physiology of Insecta
  • Takashi Shirozu Butterflies of Japan Illustrated in Colour published in Tokyo by Hokuryu-kan.
1965
1966
  • First international Red Lists of endangered species were published.
1967
1968
1969
1971
1973
1976
1981
1981
1984
1985
  • Murray S. Blum Fundamentals of Insect Physiology. New York: Wiley, 1985.
  • Gerald A. Kerkut and L. I. Gilbert Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology.
1987
1989
1990
An insect coated in gold, having been prepared for viewing with a scanning electron microscope.
1991
  • Naumann, I. D., P. B. Carne, J. F. Lawrence, E. S. Nielsen, J. P. Spradberry, R. W. Taylor, M. J. Whitten and M. J. Littlejohn, eds. The Insects of Australia: A Textbook for Students and Research Workers. Volume I and II. Second Edition. Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne University Press.
1993
  • Edward Grumbine, Ghost Bears: Exploring the Biodiversity Crisis reflects growing concerns. Insects are major indicators of environmental destruction and impending mass extinction.
1994
  • Hoy, M. Insect molecular genetics. An introduction to principles and applications.
  • Vladimir Nikolayevich Beklemiwev Методология систематики (Methodology of systematics).KMK Scientific Press Ltd.
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
  • Loïc Matile Diptères d'Europe Occidentale Tomes 1 and 2 Atlas d'Entomologie.Editions N. Boubée.Paris.
2001
2002
2004
  • Gilbert, L.I. (ed.). 2004. Comprehensive molecular insect science, 7 vols. Elsevier Pergamon, published in St. Louis
  • A paper in Science found that Culex pipiens mosquitoes existed in two populations in Europe, one which bites birds and one which bites humans. In North America 40% of Culex pipiens were found to be hybrids of the two types which bite both birds and humans, providing a vector for West Nile virus. This is thought to provide an explanation of why the West Nile disease has spread more quickly in North America than Europe.
2005

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