Samuel Constantinus Snellen van Vollenhoven

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Samuel Constantinus Snellen van Vollenhoven

Samuel Constantinus Snellen van Vollenhoven (18 October 1816, Rotterdam – 22 March 1880) was a Dutch entomologist. He is not to be confused with Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen another entomologist from Rotterdam.

He was curator of the entomological collections for the Natural History Museum, Leiden from 1854 to 1873, when he retired due to health problems. In 1857 he founded Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, a journal of systematic and evolutionary entomology published by the Netherlands Entomological Society. Sellen van Vollenhoven was a founder member of this Society. He described 9 genera and 471 species of insects.[1] With Frederik Maurits van der Wulp he compiled the first checklist of the Diptera of the Netherlands.


  1. ^ Thomas, P.L.L. (1987). An annotated catalogue of Primary types of symphyta (Hymenoptera) in the Netherlands (PDF). Zoologische Mededelingen. 61. pp. 61–78. 

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  • Short bio,portrait
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  • Internet Archive Pinacographia Illustrations of more than 1,000 species of north-west-European Ichneumonide, sensu Linnaeano Afbeeldingen van meer dan 1,000 soorten noord-west-europeesche sluipwespen (ichneumones sensu Linnaeano) (1880) Text in English and Dutch
  • Internet Archive Essai d'une faune entomologique de l'archipel Indonéerlandais (1865)Include colour plates