Gustav Flor

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Gustav Flor
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Gustav Flor
Born 13 August 1829
Vecsalaca, Governorate of Livonia (present-day Latvia)
Died 13 May 1883
Tartu, Governorate of Livonia (present-day Estonia)
Nationality Baltic German
Fields Zoology
Institutions University of Tartu

Gustav August Adam Flor (13 August 1829, Vecsalaca (German: Alt-Salis),[1] present-day Latvia – 13 May 1883 Tartu (German: Dorpat), present-day Estonia)[2] was a Baltic German zoologist from Livonia.

Life and career[edit]

Flor studied medicine and natural science at the University of Dorpat, later becoming a professor of zoology. In 1860, he became director of the zoological cabinet, which he remained until his death in 1883 (the zoological cabinet was the predecessor of the Zoology Museum at the University of Tartu, where his 11,815-specimen entomological collection still resides).[3]

He is best known for his studies of Hemiptera, especially the two-volume work Die Rhynchoten Livlands in systematischer Folge beschrieben ("The Hemiptera of Livonia, Described In Systematic Order").[4][5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ List of German exonyms for places in Latvia#A
  2. ^ Groll, E.K. (ed.) (2010). "Biografien der Entomologen der Welt : Datenbank. Version 4.15" (in German). Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Museum of Zoology: History". University of Tartu Natural History Museum. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Obituary". Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. London. 20: 72. 1883–1884. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Ryder, David A. (2007). "Biographical & Type Information- F". Pentatomidea Home Page. North Dakota State University, Fargo. Retrieved 31 December 2011.