John Nietner

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John Nietner (died 1874) was a German naturalist chiefly interested in botany and entomology. Born in Potsdam, he was a plantation owner in Ceylon and described many new insect species from the island.

Works[edit]

  • Entomological papers, being chiefly descriptions of new Ceylon Coleoptera with such observations on their habits etc., as appear in any way interesting. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 25: 381-394, 523-554 (1856).
  • Descriptions of new Ceylon Coleoptera. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2)19: 241-249, 374-388 (1857).
  • Entomological papers, being chiefly descriptions of new Ceylon Coleoptera with such observations on their habits etc., as appear in any way interesting. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 26: 132-153 (1857).
  • Descriptions of new Ceylon Coleoptera. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3)2: 175-183, 418-431 (1858).
  • Observations on the enemies of the coffee tree in Ceylon. Colombo, Ceylon : Publisher unknown 31 pp. (1861).
  • The coffee tree and its enemies: being observations on the natural history of the enemies of the coffee tree in Ceylon. Colombo : A.M. & J. Ferguson (1880).

Collection[edit]

His insect collection is in the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and the Deutsches Entomologisches Institut