Stephan von Breuning (entomologist)

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Stephan von Breuning
Born21 November 1894
Died11 March 1983(1983-03-11) (aged 88)
Known forÉtudes sur les Lamiaires
Scientific career

Stephan von Breuning (21 November 1894 – 11 March 1983) was an Austrian entomologist who specialised in the study of beetles (coleopterology), particularly within the longhorn family (Cerambycidae).[1]


An amateur working on the rich collections of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, he described 7894 taxa of Cerambycidae.


The complete list of his entomological works has been published in the Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat, number 41.[2]

One of his most famous works is Études sur les Lamiaires, published in Novitates Entomologicae, 1934–1946.

Personal life[edit]

He gave the photo shown together with a text to be published after his death. Von Breuning lived with his wife in a small studio at the top of an old building on rue Durantin, Paris 18ème.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kuschel, Gillermo; Emberson, Rowan M. (2008). "Notes on Hybolasius trigonellaris Hutton from the Chatham Islands (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae)". New Zealand Entomologist. 31 (1): 89–92. doi:10.1080/00779962.2008.9722170. S2CID 85749487.
  • Meunier, Jean-Yves; Téocchi, Pierre (2015). "Addenda et corrigenda à la liste des publications de Stephan von Breuning (1894 – 1983) avec une notice biographique". L'Entomologiste. 71 (5): 317–320.
  • Blumenthal, C. L.; Heinz, W. (1984). "Zum Gedenken an Stephan von Breuning". Entomologische Zeitschrift mit Insektenbörse. 94: 32.
  • von Breuning, Stephan (1984). "Stephan von Breuning 1894–1983, Notice autobiographique et liste des publications". Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat. 41: 1–17.


  1. ^ Archiv der Universität Wien PH RA 4832.
  2. ^ "Bulletins de la Société Sciences Nat 40-49". June 24, 2011. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

External links[edit]

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