Karl Schawerda

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Karl or Carl Schawerda (4 February 1869 in Újezd, Moravia – 11 September 1945 in Vienna) was an Austrian Czech entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera.

Karl Schawerda was a physician of Czech origin, a gynecologist and entomologist mainly devoted to researching moths, but also has significant as an author describing some of the new forms of Parnassius apollo Linnaeus, 1758.

His father was a railway engineer. After primary and secondary education he studied medicine at the University of Vienna, After graduation in 1894 a gynecologist for four years at the Krankenhaus St. Anna Kinderhospital in Vienna. Later he worked as a gynecologist and obstetrician in Vienna. In his practice he achieved the rank of "Obermedizinalrat" - "chief medical advisor. He described several new species of moths.His collection of 50,000 specimens is mostly stored in Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. A smaller portion of his collection, mainly Palaearctic species of Microlepidoptera Übersee Museum Bremen in Bremen.

Works[edit]

Partial list

  • Schawerda, K.: 1908, Bericht über lepidopterologische Sammelreisen in Bosnien und in der Hercegovina. Jahr. des Wiener Ent. Ver. Jahrg. XIX: 85 – 126.
  • Schawerda, K.: 1910, Zwei Arctiidenformen aus Bosnien und der Hrzegowina. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich – königlichen zoologisch – botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 60, 90 – 93.

References[edit]

Translation Slovakia Wikipedia

  • Anonymous: Schawerda, Karl (1869–1945). In: Österreichisches Biograpfisches Lexicon: 1815 - 1950, Bd. 10 (Lfg. 46), 54
  • Durbešić, P., 1985. Počeci entomoloških istraživanja u Hrvatskoj s bibliografijom (od prvih pisanih podataka do osnutka Jugoslavenskog entomološkog društva 1926. godine). Acta entomol. Jugosl. 1984th Vol. 20. Suppl.: 7 - 56
  • Horn, W., Kahle, I., Friese, G., Gaedike, R.: 1990, Collectiones entomologicae. Eine Kompendium Teil. I & II, Akad. d. Landw. d. DDR, Berlin, 573rd
  • Nonveiller, G.: 1999, The Pioneers of the Research on the Insects of Dalmatia: 248 - 249.
  • Killy, W. & Vierhaus, R.: 1999, Karl Schawerda in Deutsche Biographische Encyclopedia (DBE), Band 8, KG Saur, München, 578th
  • Gaedike, R. & Groll, EK eds. 2001, Entomologen der Welt (Biografien, Sammlungsverbleib). Datenbank, DEI Eberswalde im ZALF e. V.: "Schawerda Karl.

External links[edit]

  • Biologiezenrtum In German. Gives collecting countries and publication list.