Miscellanea Entomologica

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Miscellanea Entomologica  
Miscellanea entB.jpg
Discipline Entomology
Language French
Publication details
Eugène Barthe (France)
Publication history
Frequency monthly
ISSN 0750-7933
OCLC no. 13652156

Miscellanea Entomologica was a French entomological scientific journal. It was originally published by Eugène Barthe and established in 1892.


The first issue of Miscellanea Entomologica was published in a larger format (24 x 36 cm), but immediately the following ones were smaller (18 x 24 cm). The first year was published both in French and in German. The first issues consisted mainly of capture notes and announcements for the sale or exchange of insects.


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First page of the periodical
Miscellana Ent under Le Moult
Miscellanea Entomologica, Le Moult publisher
Miscellana Ent under Sciences Nat
Miscellanea Entomologica, Sciences nat publisher

There were 3 different publishers:

Eugène Barthe (1892-1940)[edit]

When Barthe started Miscellanea Entomologica, he was 30. He had a great deal of difficulty finding enough subscribers to pay the costs of production and expedition- but 30 years later the publication was one of the most important in Europe. The main works published were on Coleoptera. The field of study was insects of France, the Rhine Valley with Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The publication included the magazine and many supplements published as irregular leaflets of 8 or 16 pages. A list of everything that appeared was compiled by G. Bernardi and O. Fabre (published as Le Moult & Bernardi).[1] Later, another list was produced to help recognize leaflets published by Miscellanea Entomologica.[2]

Eugène Le Moult (1943-1956)[edit]

In 1943, Le Moult continued the publication with the development of numerous articles on Lepidoptera. Thus were published many works by Georges Bernardi[3][4][5] and Marcel Caruel,[6] while Breuning published works on European Lamiinae.[7][8] The last volume published by Le Moult was #48 in 1936.

Sciences Nat (1982-1988)[edit]

In 1982 Sciences Nat restarted the journal and published volumes 49 to 51. The publication committee was composed of eminent entomologists: Georges Bernardi, Philippe Darge, Jean Darnaud, Claude Herbulot and Léon Schaefer. Colour plates were included in each volume. The circulation was about 300 copies.


Barthe published under his own name one of the best books on European Coleoptera under the title "Faune Franco-Rhénane", which covers several families. Other authors wrote on the same subject: M. des Gozis, Dr. Auzat, H. du Buysson (Elateridae). Le Moult published the big book by Léon Schaefer on the Buprestidae of France[9] and his work on Apatura.[10]

See also[edit]

Over a period of 97 years 51 volumes were published [11]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ E. Le Moult et G. Bernardi: Tableau de parution de Miscellanea Entomologica et de ses suppléments et annexes depuis 1892 jusqu'en septembre 1940, Miscellanea Entomologica, 40, pp. 73-85
  2. ^ Miscellanea Entomologica: how to recognize a leaflet published
  3. ^ Révision des Aporia du groupe d'agathon (Pieridae), Miscellanea Entomologica, volume 41
  4. ^ Études sur le genre Euchloe (Pieridae), Miscellanea Entomologica, volume 42]
  5. ^ Révision de la classification des espèces holartiques des genres Pieris et Pontia (Pieridae), Miscellanea Entomologica, volume 44
  6. ^ Matériaux pour l'étude des formes de quelques Rhopalocères de la faune française, Miscellanea Entomologica, volumes 41, 42, 44, 45, 46 and 47
  7. ^ Nouveaux Cérambycides paléearctiques, Miscellanea Entomologica, volumes 40, 41 and 43
  8. ^ Nouvelles formes de Dorcadions, Miscellanea Entomologica, volumes 43 and 45
  9. ^ Schaefer, 1949. Les Buprestides de France
  10. ^ Le Moult, 1950. Révision de la classification des Apaturinae de l'Ancien Monde
  11. ^ Miscellanea Entomologica: main works contained in the 51 volumes published