Ângelo Moreira da Costa Lima

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Ângelo Moreira da Costa Lima
COSTA LIMA, Ângelo Moreira da.jpg
Born June 29, 1887
Rio de Janeiro, Neutral Municipality, Empire of Brazil
Died 1964
Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Fields Entomology
Institutions Universidade Federal Rural
do Rio de Janeiro
Known for "Father of Brazilian entomology"
Author abbrev. (zoology) Costa Lima

Ângelo Moreira da Costa Lima (1887–1964) was the foremost Brazilian entomologist of his time, and his still-consulted works continue to assure his place in the history of science as the "Father" of Brazilian entomology.

Life[edit]

Costa Lima, as he is called in Brazil, was born on June 29, 1887, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Valeriano Moreira da Costa Lima and Rosa Delfina Brum de Lima.

Works[edit]

  • The legacy of Costa Lima rests on his many contributions to Brazilian entomology. His Terceiro Catálogo was for many years the most consulted work on Brazilian plant-insect associations. It has since been replaced by the Quarto Catálogo that was directly based on Costa Lima's earlier work.
  • Costa Lima’s Insetos do Brasil in eleven volumes is a valuable resource on Brazilian entomology and is regularly consulted even today.
  • Honorary Fellow of the Association for Tropical Biology (and Conservation) 1963,

References[edit]

  • d’Araújo e Silva, A. G., Gonçalves, C. R., Galvão, D. M., et al.. (1967–1968). Quarto catálogo dos insetos que vivem nas plantas do Brasil, seus parasitos e predadores. Rio de Janeiro.
  • Bloch, P. (1968). Vida e obra de Ângelo Moreira da Costa Lima . Rio de Janeiro: Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas.
  • Costa Lima, A. M. (1936). Terceiro catálogo dos insetos que vivem nas plantas do Brasil. Seus parasitos e predadores. Rio de Janeiro: Diretoria de Estatistica da Produção. Ministerio da Agricultura.
  • Costa Lima, A. M. (1938–1960). Insetos do Brasil, v. 1-11. Rio de Janeiro: Escola Nacional de Agronomia.