Louis Beethoven Prout

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Louis Beethoven Prout (1864–1943) was an English entomologist and musicologist.

Prout specialised in the insect order of Lepidoptera, especially the Geometridae, or geometer moths, on which he was a foremost authority.[1] His notebooks and publications formed the basis of the Geometridae card indexes in the Natural History Museum, the then British Museum (Natural History). He was the Secretary of the North London Natural History Society and worked in association with the Natural History Museum at Tring.[2]

Prout was also a noted musicologist.[2] He was the son of composer Ebenezer Prout.[1]

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • 1910 Lepidoptera Heterocera, Fam. Geometridae, Subfam. Oenochrominae. Genera Insectorum, 104.
  • 1911a. New species of Geometridae. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)8(48):702–711.
  • 1911b. New species of Hemitheinae (Geometrinae auct.). - The Entomologist 44:26–28.
  • 1911c. New African Geometridae. - The Entomologist 44:292–295
  • 1912–16. Geometridae. In A. Seitz (ed.) The Macrolepidoptera of the World. The Palaearctic Geometridae, 4. 479 pp. Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart.online
  • 1912. Geometridae: Brephinae, Oenochrominae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus, 8.
  • 1912b. Lepidoptera Heterocera fam. Geometridae Subfam. Hemitheinae. Genera Insectorum, 129.
  • 1913a. Contributions to a knowledge of the subfamilies Oenochromidnae and Hemitheinae of Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 20(2):388–44
  • 1913b. New South African Geometridae. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 3(4):194–225.
  • 1913. Geometridae: Subfamily Hemitheinae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 14.
  • 1915a. New genera and species of African Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 22:311–385
  • 1916a. New South African Geometridae. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 5(3):151–179, pl. 25.
  • 1916b. Geometridae. – In Poulton, On a collection of moths made in Somaliland by Mr. W. Feather. - Proceedings of the Zool. Society of London 1916(1):91–182, pls. 1–2
  • 1916c. New African Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 23:272–286.
  • 1917a. New Geometridae (Lepidoptera) in the South African Museum. - Annals of the South African Museum 17(1):47–77.
  • 1917b. New Geometridae in the Joicey collection. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)20(115):108–128, pl. 7.
  • 1917c. New African Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 24:428–436.
  • 1918a. New Lepidoptera in the Joicey collection. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)1(1):18–32, 312–318
  • 1918b. New Lepidoptera in the Joicey collection. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)2(11):412–418.
  • 1919a. New and insufficiently-known moths in the Joicey collection. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)3(14):165–190.
  • 1919b. New Species and forms in the Joicey Collection. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)4(22):277–282
  • 1920a. New Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 27:265–312
  • 1920b. New moths in the Joicey collection. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)5:286–293.
  • 1921. New Lepidoptera collected by Mr. T. A. Barns. IV. New Geometridae. - Bulletin of the Hill Museum 1:138–157, pl. 18
  • 1921b. Notes on some Noctuidae in the Joicey collection with descriptions of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)8:1–66, pls. 1–7.
  • 1922a. New and little-known Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 29:327–363
  • 1922b. Some new Geometridae and Dioptidae in the Joicey collection. - Bulletin of the Hill Museum 1(2):252–26
  • 1922c. New South African Heterocera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 8(3):149–186, pl. 1
  • 1925a. Geometrid descriptions and notes. - Novitates Zoologicae 32:31–69
  • 1923b. New Geometridae in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 30(2):191–215
  • 1925b. New Geometridae in the collection of the Deutsches Ent. Institut (Lep.). - Entomologische Mitteilungen 14:309–312
  • 1925c. New Geometridae from Madagascar in the collection of Sir H. Kenrick. - Trans. of the ent. Society of London 1925(1–2):301–319, pl. 38
  • 1925d. New species of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) in the collections of the South African Museum. - Annals of the South African Museum 19(4):579–600, pls. 16–17.
  • 1926a. New Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 33(1):1–32
  • 1926b. Zoological results of the Swedish expedition to Central Africa 1911. Insecta. 20. Lepidoptera. Geometridae. - Arkiv för Zoologi 18A(25):1–17.
  • 1926c. New Geometridae in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 33:179–188.
  • 1928b. Nouvelles Geometridae africaines de la collection Audeoud. - Bulletin de la Société des Lépidoptéristes de Genève 6:19–32, pl.
  • 1929 On the geometrid genus Catoria Moore. Novit. zool. 35: 132–141.
  • 1929b A revision of the Indo-Australian Cleora of the alienaria group. Bulletin of the Hill Museum, Witley, 3: 179–222.
  • 1929–1938. Die Spannerartigen Nachtfalter (Geometridae). – In: Seitz, A. (ed.) Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde.- — 16:1–160
  • 1932a. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911–1912). Insectes Lép.. III. Geometridae. - Mém. de la Sté zoologique de France 29(5):375–512
  • 1932b. New Geometridae from Congo Belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 21:241–250.
  • 1932c. New genera and species of Sterrhinae (Fam. Geometridae). - Novitates Zoologicae 37:229–251.
  • 1932 The Lepidopterous Genus Nobilia (Geometridae). - Novitates Zoologicae 38(1):1-6
  • 1932d. On the Geometridae of the expedition of Ch. Alluaud and R. Jeannel to Central Africa. - Novitates Zoologicae 38(1):11–12.
  • 1932e. New exotic Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 38(1):103–12
  • 1934a. New species and subspecies of Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 39(2):99–136.
  • 1934–35 Geometridae: Subfamilia Sterrhinae. 3 parts. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 61, 63 (1934), 68 (1935).
  • 1937 A revision of the decisaria group of Cleora. Novit. zool. 40: 190–198.
  • 1958 New species of Indo-Australian Geometridae. Bull. BM(NH) Entomology 6(12):365-463

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edward Alfred Cockayne (1944). "Obituary". The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 56: 28. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Edward Alfred Cockayne (1946). "An appreciation of L. B. Prout (1865–1943) and his work". Transactions of the London Natural History Society. 25: 16–23.