George Michael James Giles

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George Michael James Giles (1853 - 1916) was an English surgeon and entomologist who specialised in mosquitoes. He wrote A report of an investigation into the causes of the diseases known in Assam as KaÌ_la-AzaÌ_r and Beri-Beri (1890). and A handbook of the gnats or mosquitoes giving the anatomy and life history of the Culicidae, together with descriptions of all species notices up to the present date. 2nd edition, rewritten and enlarged. xi + 530 pp., illus. London.(1902)

Giles described several new species of mosquitoes. Two of the most important are Culex tritaeniorhynchus, described in 1901,[1] and Anopheles culicifacies, described in 1901 with three other species.[2]

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  1. ^ A plea for the collective investigation of Indian Culicidae, with suggestions as to moot points for enquiry, and a prodromus of species known to the author. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 13, 592-610[1]
  2. ^ Description of four new species of Anopheles from India. Ent. mon. Mag. 37:196-198).[2]
  • Evenhuis, N. L. 1997 Litteratura taxonomica dipterorum (1758-1930). Volume 1 (A-K); Volume 2 (L-Z). Leiden, Backhuys Publishers 1; 2 VII+1-426; 427-871

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