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Frontis original hand coloured engraving of a carabid beetle from Kirby, William; Spence, William (1818). Introduction to Entomology. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. This is taken as being a foundation text for Entomology, and it is largely on the basis of this book which appeared in many editions that William Kirby (19 September 1759 â 4 July 1850) is considered the "founder of entomology".
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