Frederick Smith (entomologist)
Smith worked in the zoology department of the British Museum from 1849, specialising in the Hymenoptera. In 1875 he was promoted to Assistant Keeper of Zoology. His publications included Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects (7 parts, 1853–1859) and parts 5 (1851) and 6 (1852) of the Nomenclature of Coleopterous Insects. In theses volumes, he catalogued hundreds of bees. Many of these bees he named including Bombus frigidus, Halictus coriaceus, and Nomia nasalis which he discovered.
Smith was president of the Entomological Society of London, 1862–3.
- British Trust for Entomology, Royal Entomological Society of London - The Entomologist, Volumes 12-13
- History)., British Museum (Natural; Smith, Frederick. Details - Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. - Biodiversity Heritage Library. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.20999.
- Anonymous (1916). "Edgar Albert Smith, I.S.O., late conchologist of the British Museum". Geological Magazine (n.s.) (decade 6)3(9): 431-432. doi:10.1017/S0016756800206754.
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- Burkhardt, Frederick, ed. (1985–2009). The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. 17 volumes; 27 books. London: Cambridge University Press.
- Gilbert, Pamela (1977). A Compendium of the Biographical Literature on Deceased Entomologists. London: British Museum of Natural History. ISBN 0-565-00786-6.
- "Frederick Smith, 1805–79". Darwin Correspondence Project. 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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