Biographical Dictionary of British Coleopterists

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Published 'A note on Rhizotrogus ochraceus' in EMM, 53, 1917, pp. 210-212. Worked in the Engineering Laboratory at Cambridge where he had clearly met David Sharp. (MD 11/03)


Published several articles on Coleoptera in Ent. in the 1890s including 'Homaloplia ruricola' (25, 1892, p.321), 'Callidium variabile' (27, 1894, p.321) and 'Cicindela germanica in Dorset' (30, 1897, p.248). (MD 11/03)


Published 'Dytiscus marginalis in a drapers shop' in Sci. Gossip, 23, 1887, p. 19. (MD 11/03)

LANE, Alan Wilfrid

Lived in Beckenham, Kent and had a special interest in Coleoptera.

FRES 1955-1964. (MD 11/03)


Published two articles on beetles in the Irish Naturalist, 6, 1897: 'Coleoptera taken at Tempo, Enniskillen' (p.57) and 'Tachypus pallipes, a beetle new to Ireland' (p.58). (MD 11/03)

LARKIN, Frederick

Gave Lepidoptera and Coleoptera from Calcutta to Glasgow in 1883 (1883-88). Lived at 9 Port Street, Anderston, Glasgow. (Information from Geoff Hancock). (MD 11/03)

LAST, Horace Rupert (15 August 1908 - 4 April 1995)

Born in Walthamstow, Essex, the son of a railway signalman. Attended the local state school leaving at age 14. Became a keen member of the Boy's Brigade and a devout Methodist. Spent his professional life with Twinings, the tea merchants, where he was a taster, travelling representative and buyer (although this did not involve travel abroad except to the Channel Islands) before becoming Managing Director of Tuke Mennell, a subsidiary. He married in 1933 and set up home in Banstead, Surrey where he remained until 1971 when he retired to Storrington, W. Sussex.

Last's interest in entomology was stimulated by the Rev. G.H.G. Raynor of Brampton, Huntingdonshire, where he went to stay with his uncle, and centred at first on the Lepidoptera. His interest in beetles, and particularly the Staphylinidae of which he built up an extensive world wide collection, developed later through the encouragement of W.O. Steel and Malcolm Cameron. He also corresponded with numerous continental and British Coleopterists (many of whom are listed by Jonathan Cooter in his obituary of Last in EMM, 132, 1996, pp. 77-80 from which much of this account is taken).

The first of Last's 154 entomological publications were two papers on Lepidoptera in 1933 and 1938, and his first on Coleoptera, 'Malthodes crassicornis in Surrey', appeared in EMM, 79, 1943, p.113. His first new species was a Scydmaenid from Surrey Euconnus murielae (ibid., 81, 1945, p.275). In 1951 he published 'A List of the Coleoptera of Jersey' (Bull. A. Soc. Jersiaise, 15, pp. 347-364, subsequently updated several times) and this was followed in 1976 by 'The Coleoptera of the Bailiwick of Guernsey' (Proc. Trans. BENHS, 9, 1976, pp. 32-33). The first of his more than 100 papers on foreign Staphylinidae, 'New species of Staphylinidae from Africa' appeared in 1952 (EMM, 88, pp.89-92). In all he described 4 new genera, 4 new subgenera, 582 new species, 1 new subspecies and 18 new forms. Paederus cooteri from Papua New Guinea was named after his friend. Amongst his other papers was an obituary of another friend C.E. Tottenham. There is a full bibliography in the obituary cited above.

Last's foreign collections amounting to some 31,000 specimens (originally housed in a 75 drawer cabinet and 70 store boxes and sundry cartons) passed in 1992 to the Manchester Museum and is particularly strong in African Zyras and Paederini, and New Guinea Staphylinidae. A detailed account of his involvement with the museum and of his collections there is given by Colin Johnson in EMM, 132, 1996, p.80. His British collection is also housed at Manchester (15,000 Staphylinidae, now in 21 drawers and several boxes, and 5,000 other specimens) presented by Jonathan Cooter to whom Last gave it. Several hundred types of all species are present in the foreign collection.

Last's specialised library of books and papers on Staphylinidae also passed to Manchester together with his card indices and notebooks. Johnson notes that 'registration of specimens played an important role in Horace's work on beetles. Most of them have a letter and a number written on the back of the card mount, which relates to information written in his notebooks. Sometimes there is additional information given in the notebooks...'

Cooter's obituary includes a signed photograph.

FRES from 1948. Member BENHS from 1941 and Hon. Life member 1991. Joined AES 1938. (MD 11/03)

LAST, Joseph Thomas (1849 – 1933)

Born at Tuddenham, Suffolk and became a missionary in East Africa where he travelled extensively and acquired a reputation for his ability to speak the Swaheli language. After the abolition of slavery in 1897 he was appointed Commissioner of Slavery for Zanzibar in the Administration of Sir Lloyd Matthews.

Last was not a Coleopterist as such but a very active collector. H.W. Bates named two species after him Epomis lasti and Chlaenius lasti (from among many new species sent to him by Last from Zanzibar, see EMM, 22, 1886, pp.189-197 and 23, 1886, pp. 9-13). Last also collected plants which he sent to Kew and molluscs (land and marine) a large collection of which was at one time in Bognor Regis Museum. He died at 'Pendaleige', Scotts Lane, Beckenham, Kent, leaving a widow and six children.

FRGS and Life Fellow on 27 February 1912..(I am grateful to the late Horace Last (no relative) for providing much of the above information). (MD 11/03)

LAWSON, Robert

Lived in Scarborough and is described by G.B. Walsh in his article on Coleoptera in Natural History of the Scarborough District (c.1950, p.196) as 'the first Scarborough Coleopterist, was contemporaneous with T. Wilkinson, the well-know Lepidopterist, and was said by E.C. Rye to be the first beetle-collector in Europe'. Exactly what Rye meant by this is unclear since Lawson was clearly not the first chronologically. He was presumably being complimentary, but the description is also surprising in this context given the wealth of more famous names. Equally puzzling is Walsh's reference to Thomas Wilkinson who, as far as I know, was a well known Coleopterist and not a Lepidopterist.

Lawson published four notes on Coleoptera in EMM: 'Potaminus substriatus near Scarborough' (5, 1868, p.143), 'Note on a capture of Nitidula flexuosa' (8, 1872, p.248), 'Note on a deformed antenna in Hydroporus obsoletus' (8, 1872, pp. 288-89) and 'Note on swarms of Bruchus' (9, 1873, p.217).

Lawson sent specimens to Gorham (see Gorham diary in Birmingham Museum eg. 12 September 1871). He is also mentioned in Oliver Janson's diary at Cambridge in connection with purchases by his father in February 1876. (MD 11/03)

LEACH, William Elford (1790 – 25 August 1836)

Born at Plymouth and after studying medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, went to Edinburgh where he graduated MD in 1812. He immediately abandoned this profession, however, in order to take up natural history and in 1813 he was appointed Assistant Librarian, and had risen by 1821 to be Keeper of the Natural History Department in the British Museum. Here he studied molluscs in particular, many of his publications being on this subject, but he also worked on the bird and entomology collections which he re-arranged according to the 'natural' system of Cuvier and Latreille. William Stearn, The Natural History Museum at South Kensington (1981), has described Leach as 'a brilliant and lively young man… who made natural history excursions even to the Orkney Islands and visited Cuvier in Paris...Young John Edward Gray visiting the Museum at the age of sixteen found Leach a stimulating, inspiring companion and Leach took to him'. But there was also another side to Leach for which he became infamous 'He despised the taxidermy of Sir Hans Sloane's age and made periodical bonfires of Sloanian specimens'. Unfortunately his work at the Museum injured his health and in 1821 (the year in which he brought George Samouelle into the Museum) he was obliged to retire. The last few years of his life were spent with his sister in Italy where he died of cholera at the Palazzo St. Sebastiano near Tortona.

The Coleoptera were said to be Leach's favourite insect group and this is supported by the numerous references to him in Stephens (1828-) who described him as 'my highly valued friend'. Leach is recorded to have made the first British capture of Carabus intricatus 'under a stone in a wood opposite the virtuous Lady Mine on the river Tavy below Tavistock in Devonshire'. His best known publications were in the Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles and The Zoological Miscellany which appeared in 3 volumes in 1814, 1815 and 1817, including many descriptions of new genera and species of Coleoptera (particularly: in the water beetles: Laccophilus, Hydaticus, Acilius, Cercyon, Hydrobius; the Histeridae: Abraeus, Dendrophilus, Onthophilus; the Silphidae: Necrodes, Thanatophilus, Oiceoptoma, Phosphuga; the Pselaphidae: Tychus, Bythinus, (Rybaxis) longicornis, Bryaxis curtisii, (Reichenbachia) juncorum) and the Scarabeidae: Typhaeus. Other papers on beetles were 'An account of two species of Clytra' (Trans. ESL 1809, pp. 248-249); two papers on Meloe in Trans. LSL, 1815, pp. 35-43 and 242-25, with several hand-coloured plates (in the first of these he refers to 'having in my cabinet all the British species hitherto discovered'); 'Characters of a new genus of Coleopterous insects of the family Byrrhidae [Murmidius ferrugineus]' (Trans. LSL, 13(1), 1822, p. 41); 'On the stirpes and genera composing the family Pselaphidae; with descriptions of some new species [includes Tychus, Bythinus, Rybaxis longicornis and Reichenbachia juncorum]' Zool. J. Lond., 2, 1825, pp. 445- 453; and 'On the characters of Abbotia, a new genus belonging to the family Histeridae, with descriptions of two species' (Trans. Plymouth Inst. 8, 19830, pp. 155-157. Leach purchased part of Francillon's collection in June 1818.

FRS 1817, FLS and a member of numerous foreign societies.

There is an entry in DNB with list of sources, and further sources are listed by Gilbert (1977). (MD 11/03)


Smith (1986) p. 133 records that W. Bainbridge purchased insects from India, mainly Coleoptera, from Leadbeater for Hope in 1841. (MD 11/03)

LEAN, William

Published a 'Note on Lamia textor' in Zool. 7, 1849, pp. 2404-05. (MD 11/03)


Exchanged 176 specimens of Coleoptera with the HDO in 1932. (Smith (1986), p.133). (MD 11/03)


Collected Carabidae in Kashmir and Baltistan published by H.W. Bates in Proc. ZSL, 1889, pp. 210- 215. Smith (1986) p. 133 records that there are Lepidoptera in the HDO from China, Japan and Tibet collected by him; Chalmers-Hunt (1976) p. 139 that he sold Lepidoptera at Stevens' on 8 May 1902; and Harvey et al. (1996) p. 122 that there is a MS notebook concerning Lepidoptera in the NHM. (MD 11/03)

LEFKOVITCH, Leonard Philip

Lived at 5 Manfield Mews, London W.1 and had a special interest in Coleoptera. FRES from 1957. (MD 11/03).


Published 'New aberrations of, and miscellaenous notes on Coccinellids' in ERJV, 40, 1928, pp. 34-37.

Donisthorpe gave a miscellaneous collection of Swiss insects made by Leman to the HDO in 1925 (Smith (1986) p. 133). (MD 11/03)

LENNON, William (1818 – 30 October 1899)

Born in Dryfesdale, Scotland and died in Dumfries. By trade a shoemaker he is recorded to have been associated with Sir E. Vavasour. His collection is mentioned by T. Hudson Beare in EMM, 37, 1901, p. 99: 'It may be of interest to put on record that this collection [late Mr Lennon's collection of British Coleoptera] has now become public property; it has been acquired, by purchase, by the Museum of Science and Art, Edinburgh [RSM]. I had the pleasure of looking through the collection when in Edinburgh on December 27th last; it is in good condition, and very rich in specimens collected in the counties of the south-west district of Scotland (the Solway District); I believe there are over 1200 species in the collection from this district alone'. The RSM register records that it was purchased for £19.10s and that it included 23,293 specimens representing 2,491 species. Its acquisition number is 1900.132. The museum also holds a marked up check list by Lennon and a MS Area list.

Lennon is mentioned in Oliver Janson's diary at Cambridge as a presenter of specimens to his father.

There is an obituary by R. Service in Ann. Scott. Nat. Hist., 1900, pp. 134-6 which I have not seen. (MD 11/03)

LETTSOM, John Coakley (d. before 1828)

A Doctor who published The Naturalist's and Traveller's Companion, containing Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Objects of Natural History, 1774. Presumably this is the same Lettsom whose collection is mentioned by Stephens (1828), I, p.57.

His library was sold by Leigh and Sotheby between March 26 and April 3 1811 and included 1347 lots. (MD 11/03)


Mentioned in Elliman (1902) as a collector of Coleoptera in the Watford and St. Albans area. Published 'The British Coccinellidae' in ERJV, 3, 1892, pp. 149-150.

Sold a collection of Coleoptera at Stevens' auction rooms on January 20 1896 (Chalmers-Hunt (1976) p. 130)

There are beetles from London and Ireland bearing this name in the G.A. Hall collection at Oldham (information from Simon Hayhow). (MD 11/03)

LEWIS, George W. (5 August 1839 – 5 September 1926)

Born in Blackheath, the second son of the Rev. R.G. Lewis, Vicar of St. John's Church. Became interested in beetles as a boy and continued the interest when he was sent to China at the age of 23 as the representative of a firm engaged in the tea trade, Arrow who wrote his obituary in EMM, 62, 1926, p. 144 notes that 'A great part of his Chinese collection seems to have been lost through transport difficulties, but a number of previously unknown species were described, notably of Carabidae, by H. W. Bates.' And a list of the genera was published by Lewis in Zoo. 21, 1863, pp. 8652-53.

From China Arrow records that Lewis travelled to Japan in 1867, but he had clearly visited there before because he sent notes from Nagasaki to the first issues of the EMM –' I have all the trees to myself. Longicornes and Curculionidae are fine and common...' – dated July 1864 and May 1865. Arrow states that he remained in Japan until 1872 'amassing a remarkable collection... of which a large proportion were new to science'. He then returned to England but made a second journey to Japan in 1880 with his wife (formerly Julia Hunter) where he remained for a further two years travelling extensively, particularly to places he had not visited earlier, and with the help of a local assistant whom he trained himself. The result of both trips was the formation of a remarkable collection which when acquired by the NHM in 1910 'contained the types of so large a proportion of the known species of Japanese Coleoptera that they will probably never be equalled in importance by any collections which may be brought together in the same country.' On return from his second trip he stopped in Ceylon for six months, where he also made a large collection. Itineraries of both the second Japanese journey and the Ceylon journey were published by H.W. Bates in Trans. ESL and he also published many of Lewis' new species e.g. 'Longicorn Beetles of Japan. Additions, chiefly from the later collections of Mr George Lewis', Journal LSL, 18, 1884, pp. 205-262, and 'On the Geodephagous Coleoptera collected by Mr George Lewis in Ceylon' AMNH, 17, 1886, pp. 68-81, 143-156, 199-212

Settling back in England after 1882 Lewis devoted himself, with the help of many experts, to his collections and published many descriptions of new species. In working on the Japanese Histeridae he discovered that this family was little known in the rest of the world and he determined to form a collection, becoming, finally, so engrossed that most of his time was spent on it. Between 1884 and 1915 he published 60 genera and 750 species of Histerids. This collection he bequeathed to the NHM.

There are several dozen specimens including Ptiliidae bearing Lewis's name from Japan and Ceylon in the Mason collection at Bolton. Smith (1986) p. 133 records that Lewis gave to the HDO specimens of Syntelia histeroides from Japan and Prostomis schlegeli from Ceylon in 1885; Rare beetles of the families Rhysodidae, Carabidae, Cucujidae, etc., mainly from Japan in 1887 and specimens of Paussus chevrolati in 1889.

FRES 1876-1926 (Council 1878, 1884). (MD 11/03)


Mentioned in Gimingham (1955) as a collector of Coleoptera in Hertfordshire. (MD 11/03)

LEWIS, John Spedan (22 September 1885 – 21 February 1963)

Founder of the supermarket chain John Lewis. Primarily a Lepidopterist and Dipterist but he did build up a collection of Coleoptera after moving to Leckford, Hants. In 1963 this was housed at Longstock House, Leckford, the home of the John Spedan Lewis Trust. FRES 1908-1962. (MD 11/03)

LEWIS, Keith Charles (b.6 June 1932)

Born in Plumstead, Left school at 14 to work in an office in the City but left after 9 months and spent remainder of working life in two large engineering companies until he retired in 1986 through ill health.

First inspired to take up entomology by F. Goode, an early AES member, who he met on holiday in Cornwall. Spent 2 years in Egypt (1950-52). During the 1960s carried out a great deal of work for L. Hugh Newman at his farm in Bexley, Kent and setting work for R.N. Baxter, World Wide Butterflies and R.L.E.Ford.

Discovered Staphylinus caesareus in Kent (Joydens Wood) in 1966 and the second and third records of Synchita humeralis in West Kent in 1995 (Chalk Wood, Bexley). Has published twelve or so notes in the Bulletin of the AES, some illustrated with his own drawings. These include 'Swarm of Ocypus olens' (50, 1991, p. 20) and 'Coleoptera trapped over a twelve-month period [in Chalk Wood, Kent – handful of species only] (ibid., pp.29-33). His longest paper has been on records of Arhopalus rusticus which he found in Joydens Wood, and four specimens of which were given to NHM. (Information from KCL). (MD 11/03)


Mr Leyland of Halifax is mentioned in the Literary Gazette, 111 March 1827 as giving Coleoptera to E.T. Bennett. This is presumably the same Leyland who is mentioned by Stephens (1828), 1, p. 18. (MD 11/03)


Published a 'Note on the Bombardier Beetle' in Zool., 2, 1844, p. 413. Was also interested in Lepidoptera. (MD 11/03)


There are beetles from Scotland bearing this name in the D.G. Hall collection at Oldham. (Information from Simon Hayhow). (MD 11/03)

LINNELL, John jun. (d. May 1906)

Son of the well-known artist of the same name. A brief obituary by Edward Saunders in EMM, 43, 1907, pp. 69-70, mentions that Linnell was a 'very active collector in the neighbourhood of Reigate and Redhill. The writer...has often accompanied him on excursions in search of Coleoptera, and especially of the species which occur in sandpits, in which the locality is rich.' Linnell's interest led to his publishing a list of Carabidae in the Holmesdale Natural History Society's Natural History of Reigate and its Vicinity, 1861 (15 pp.) to which he added a list of Staphylinidae in 1899. Saunders commented about this 'The carefulness of his work delayed the publication considerably, but the result is most complete and reliable'.

Linnell's collections passed to his nephew A.H. Palmer of Carn Towan, Sennen, Cornwall and it is presumably these that Chalmers Hunt (1976) p.149 records were sold on 5-6 October 1909 at Stevens' auction rooms. The sale catalogue mentions that ms diaries were included. (MD 11/03)

LITTLE, William (d. 17 November 1867)

A Reverend who lived in Kirkpatrick, Scotland. Published 'Localities of Scottish Coleoptera' in Mag. Zool. Bot., 2, 1838, pp. 232-237.

There is an obituary by Edward Newman in Ent., 3, 1867, p. 248 which I have not seen. (MD 11/03)


Smith (1986) p.134 records that there are South American Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Orthoptera, etc. collected by Livesey in the HDO which came out of a cabinet purchased at Stevens' saleroom in 1923. (MD 11/03)

LLOYD, Robert Wylie (17 March 1868 – 29 April 1958)

Son of John Lloyd, a bleacher at Horwich, Lancashire. His mother was a Wylie of Glasgow. After his parents separated he was brought up by his mother in Clapham. His health was poor and he had little formal education but this did not prevent him becoming a very successful and wealthy businessman particularly through the publishing firm of Nathaniel Lloyd and Co. He also achieved fame as a mountaineer after being introduced to the Alps in 1896 by G.C. Champion, his friend of some forty years. After the amputation of a leg in 1937 he continued to assist climbers through the Alpine Club, and was involved in the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. In a note Lloyd appended to J.J. Walker's obituary of Champion (who also lived in Clapham) in EMM, 63, 1927, pp. 202-203, he stated that his times in the Alps were the happiest of his life.

After the loss of his leg Lloyd became more involved in entomology and particularly Coleoptera 'as beetles are no more active than I am now'. Harry Champion described his field trips as follows: 'Driving by car to promising collecting spots, he would get his chauffeur to help him by bringing material to be spread for examination on a folding table brought for that purpose. Many of his friends who have visited him formerly at Treago Castle and latterly at Bampton Grange, will long carry a memory of this characteristic in the field, and his continued assiduity at mounting and setting his captures in his study at home. At Bampton his favourite collecting ground was Wychwood Forest...'. In London Lloyd lived in Albany, Piccadilly.

In 1904, following the death of Robert McLachlan, Lloyd acquired the EMM. In a note appended to the obituary of J.J. Walker in 75, 1939, p.70, he wrote 'I took over the editorial management and ownership ... in association first with the late G.C. Champion as chief literary editor until his death, and then for the last ten years with Commander J.J. Walker, who had always been in touch with his brother- in-law, G.C.Champion – two of my oldest friends. During all these years we worked together in the greatest harmony with a single eye to the prestige and success of the magazine.' When a change of publisher had become necessary in 1924 his firm took over. Lloyd's own contributions to the magazine commenced with 'Prionus corarius and Sirex gigas in Herefordshire' (74, 1938, p.232) and were principally confined to short notes and longer reviews of books and obituary notices, although a longer piece did confirm the presence of Syagrius intrudens here (80, 1944, p.4).

Lloyd's collections including Lepidoptera and Diptera as well as Coleoptera were bequeathed to the Manchester Museum, the beetles occupying 80 drawers. They include Staphylinidae given to him by Tottenham and other specimens from J.J. Walker, K.G. Blair, T. Edmonds, Eustace, Blatch and others, and have now been amalgamated into the general collection. The Kauffmann collection of Cerambycids in the Museum also includes specimens taken by Lloyd, as does the general collection at Doncaster Museum; the Dyson Perrins Collection at Birmingham Museum; the British collection at Oldham Museum; and he gave many small donations from British and European localities to the HDO (1901-55). Manchester gave some duplicates to Glasgow.

Lloyd also left to Manchester his extensive library and provided funding for the purchase of the collection of Cassidinae formed by Spaeth of Vienna. The manuscript material in the Museum related to him includes: Coleoptera notes of collections no. 1 July 88 – no. 3000 27 March 94; a small notebook stamped Bibliotheca H. Donisthorpe and with a tree, pp. 1-87, with index of species and listing localities for some species; marked up copy of Hudson Beare's 1930 list; small loose leaf book listing contents of drawer 23; volume inscribed Horace Donisthorpe, 332 Great West Rd., Heston, Middx... pp. 1-119 listing names and addresses of people to whom he sent reprints from 1932.

Lloyd's generosity was well known and included the fitting out of the RESL's meeting room in 41 Queen's Gate and the gift to the library of the Hubner and Gayer manuscripts. Hubner's original drawings for the Sammlung Europaischer Schmetterlinge were given to the NHM where there is also correspondence dated 1932 with J.V. Pearman. With S.A. Neave he published Nomenclator Zoologicus at a very reduced price so that it would be more widely accessible, and made available supplementary volumes every ten years.

FRES from 1885, Hon. FRES from 1944, Council five terms from 1900, Vice President four times. Member of the Entomological Club from 1935 and subsequently a Trustee.

Apart from the notices already mentioned there is an obituary in The Times, 30 April 1958; Proc. RESL 23, C, 1958-59, pp. 71-72 and J. Soc. Brit. Ent., 2, 1959, p. 59. (MD 11/03)


Information about this Coleopterist is held by the Orkney Biodiversity Records Centre. (MD 11/03)


There are specimens from Norfolk in the D.G. Hall collection at Oldham bearing this name (Information from Trevor James). (MD 11/03)


Gave 21 Coleoptera from Brazil to Sheffield Museum in 1885. (MD 11/03)

LOGAN, Robert Francis (1827 – 28 July 1887)

Lived at Colinton, near Edinburgh. Primarily a Lepidopterist but he did have some involvement with Coleoptera in c. 1850 - several of his captures are mentioned by Murray (1853) - before he turned his attention to beetles again in c.1884. A note published in EMM, 23, 1887, p. 189, entitled 'Scottish Coleoptera', states 'until the last three or four years I have not been working at Coleoptera for a long time'. Three other short notes in this same volume also mention beetles.

The RSM purchased a collection of British Coleoptera from Logan in two parts each containing 480 specimens in 1884 and 1885 (1884-33 for £8, and 1885-59 for 4d per specimen). (MD 11/03)

LORIMER, Vincent W.H. (b. 1955)

Educated at Mill Hill School and Pembroke College, Oxford. Worked as a Chartered Accountant in Australia. A collection of c.450 species from Orkney; Sorrells Wood, Berkshire; and Middlesex made between 1968 and 1981, belongs to R.I. Lorimer on Orkney. There are also beetles collected by him in the Cocks collection at Reading Museum. (Information from Fenscore database). (MD 11/03)


Coleoptera from German House, Cameroons collected by Loveridge were acquired by the HDO in 1914 (Smith (1986) p. 134). (MD 11/03)


Published 'Carabus cancellatus in Cheshire' in Naturalist, London, 1900, p. 366. (MD 11/03)


Published 'Copris lunaris at Hertford' in Ent., 5, 1871, p. 445. (MD 11/03)

LUCAS, William John (1858 – 5 January 1932)

Well-known entomologist who specialised in Orthoptera, Odonata and Neuroptera and worked the New Forest in particular. Beetles collected by him are in the HDO (see Smith (1986) p.134) and there are ten MS notebooks titled Natural History Notes in the NHM. (MD 11/03)

LUPTON, Thomas

There is a collection in 17 drawers of Coleoptera and Arachnida 'worldwide' (damaged and faded) bearing this name in Kendal Museum. He lived in Morecambe. (MD 11/03)

LUXFORD, George (1807 – 1854)

Published a 'Memorandum on the Death Watch' in Ent., 1, 1840-42, pp. 63-64. (MD 11/03)

LYON, Mr (d. before 1828)

Stephens (1828), 1, p. 38 refers to the collection of the 'late Mr Lyon'. (MD 11/03)

Last updated: 28 November 2003