Nikolai Yakovlevich Kuznetsov

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Nikolai Jakovlevice Kusnezov, also spelled Kusnetzov, Kusnetsov and Kuznetsov [1] (Russian: Николай Яковлевич Кузнецов) (May 23, 1873, in St. Petersburg – April 8, 1948 Leningrad) was a Russian entomologist, paleoentomologist and physiologist.

He graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1895. Then he was appointed demonstrator in animal physiology at the University and later became a lecturer, and a professor. He also lectured on entomology and insect physiology at the Institute of Applied, Zoology, but, his main interest was centred at the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences, where he was in charge of Lepidoptera for more than forty years, he was specialized in the Pieridae family [1] and also studied fossil insects in amber.[2] He was colleague and friend of Grigory Grumm-Grzhimaylo.[1] He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.[1][3]

He described the following species of Lepidoptera:

Selected works[edit]

  • 1941. "A Revision of the Amber Lepidoptera." (In Russ. & English.) Édition Acad. Sci. U.R.S.S. (Moscow): 135 pp., 31 pls.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Николай Яковлевич Кузнецов". Галерея лепидоптерологов России. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Obituary". Nature 164: 94–95. July 1949. doi:10.1038/164094b0. 
  3. ^ "Nikolai Jakovlevice Kusnezov". Dictionaries and encyclopedias on Akademik. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  • Borodin, D. N. 1949. The Lepidopterist's News III (3): 29-31 [1]