Leiishman: his biography

Dr H.A. Noyes harry at liverpool.ac.uk
Tue Nov 25 10:54:55 BRST 1997

Rondani and Berte are credited with creating the genus Phlebotomus (Rondani
C. 1840 Sopra una specie di insetto dittero. Memoria prima para servire alla
Ditterologia Italiana [no. 1] 16pp Parma) cited in Lewis, D.J. (1982). A taxonomic
review of the genus Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae). Bulletin of the British
Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 45, 121-209.

The first description of a Phlebotomus species may have been that of Philippo
Bonnani in 1691 which is reproduced with a translation into English and the
original drawings in Bettini, S., Omodeo, P. and Maroli, M. (1991). Philippo
Bonanni and his "Micrographia Curiosa". Parassitologia 33 (Suppl. 1), 5-16. 
Bonnani called the insect Culex minimus to distinguish it from mosquitoes
which he named Culex.

Sir William Boog Leishman's dates are 1865-1926 (The Wellcome Trust Illustrated
History of Tropical Diseases. FEG Cox ed. 1996 London).  Leishman also has an
entry in the British National Biography.

Harry Noyes
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
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On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Jeffrey Shaw wrote:

>>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 17:52:25 -0600
>>From: "J. Peter Maher" <jpmaher at neiu.edu>
>>To: jshaw at tba.com.br
>>Subject: Leiishman: his biography
>>Dear Colleague,
>>I am researching the question of early/earliest taxonomy of phlebotomus,
>>in particular the questions:
>>-who/when first published the term(s) PAPATACI PAPPATASII PAPATATSII?
>>-what are dates etc. of the man LEISHMAN?
>>Your help will be much appreciated.
>>J P Maher
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