Jean-Charles Jacobs

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Jean-Charles Jacobs (1821–1907) was a Belgian doctor and entomologist, a pupil of Constantin Wesmael. He graduated in medicine from the University of Brussels, but never abandoned the study of insects, and was one of the founders of the Société entomologique de Belgique. He concentrated on the Hymenoptera, often in collaboration with Jules Tosquinet, turning to Diptera later in life .[1] Among his later studies was a report[2] on the insects collected by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, including that continent's largest fully terrestrial animal, the fly Belgica antarctica .[3]


  1. ^ Alain Pauly (2001). "Bibliographie des Hyménoptères de Belgique précédée de notices biographiques (1827–2000). Première partie" (PDF). Notes faunistique de Gembloux. 44: 37–84. Archived from the original (– Scholar search) on September 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, J.-Ch. (1906). "Zoologie: Insectes. Diptères. Bibionidae, Chironomidae, Culicidae, Tipulidae, Syrphidae, Muscidae, Rhyphidae, Anthomyidae". In Commission de la Belgica. Résultats du Voyage du S.Y. Belgica en 1897-1898-1899 sous le commandement de A. de Gerlache de Gomery: Rapports Scientifiques (1901-1913) (in French). 1901-1913. Antwerp: Buschmann. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ J.-C. Jacobs (1900). "Diagnoses d'insectes recueillis par l'Expédition antarctique Belge. Diptera". Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 44: 106–107.