Bernard Benesh 1891-1964

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Photo:  Bernard Benesh at his cabin in Tennessee.


Bernard Benesh was born in Graben, Austria (now Slovakia) on 17 August 1891 and died in Burrville, Tennesee (USA) on 17 September 1964.  He arrived in the U.S. in 1909 and lived in Chicago where he worked in a steel mill.  He retired for health reasons and moved to Burrville, Tennessee where he lived in a relatively primitive cabin until his death. He studied Lucanidae and collaborated with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  He published numerous papers between 1932 and 1960.

Thanks to Luca Bartolozzi (Italy) for the biographical information and Henry Howden (Canada) for the photograph.




BENESH B., 1932. Notes on some stag-beetles (Coleopt.: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 43(2): 40-41.

BENESH B., 1936. Some notes on a Formosan dorcid, with a description of one new species (Lucanidae: Coleop.). Trans. nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa, 26(148):

BENESH B., 1937a. A new Leptinopterus from Brazil (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 48(4): 111-112.

BENESH B., 1937b. Some notes on Boreal American Dorcinae (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Trans. Am. ent. Soc., 63: 1-16.

BENESH B., 1939. Description of some new forms of Pseudolucanus capreolus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 49(10): 271-274.

BENESH B., 1942. Some notes on Nearctic stagbeetles, with description of a new species of Platycerus from Pacific Northwest (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 53(8): 221-223.

BENESH B., 1943. Descriptions of some new exotic species of stag-beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Psyche, 50: 37-48.

BENESH B., 1944. A new Dorcus from Mexico (Coleopt. Lucanidae). Ent. News, 55(2): 45-47.

BENESH B., 1945. Some remarks on the genus Apterodorcus Arrow (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 56(9): 229-234.

BENESH B., 1946. A systematic revision of the holarctic genus Platycerus Geoffroy (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Trans. Am. ent. Soc., 72(3): 139-202.

BENESH B., 1948. Sphoenognathus curvipes (Coleoptera; Lucanidae), a new species from Bolivia. Annls. Carnegie Mus., 31: 45-48.

BENESH B., 1950a. Descriptions of new species of stagbeetles from Formosa and the Philippines (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Pan-Pacif. Ent., 26(1): 11-18.

BENESH B., 1950b. Descriptions of new species of stagbeetles from Formosa and the Philippines (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Pan-Pacif. Ent., 26(2): 49-57.

BENESH B., 1952. Description of a new species of Aegus from the Solomon Islands, with remarks on other stagbeetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Pan-Pacif. Ent., 28(3): 136-138.

BENESH B., 1953. Descriptions of new exotic species of stag-beetles (Lucanidae). Coleopts Bull., 7(4): 25-32.

BENESH B., 1955a. On the genus Macrocrates, with notes on other stagbeetles
(Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 66(3): 57-63.

BENESH B., 1955b. Some notes on Neotropical stagbeetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 66(4): 97-104.

BENESH B., 1955c. Some further notes on the stagbeetles, with specialreference to Figulinae (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Trans. Am. ent. Soc., 81:59-76.

BENESH B., 1956a. Some notes on Boreal American stagbeetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 67(2): 43-46.

BENESH B., 1956b. Some notes on Neotropical stagbeetles, with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Ent. News, 67(3): 57-68.

BENESH B., 1958. Philippine Zoological Expedition 1946-1947. Stag beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Fieldiana, Zool., 42(5): 63-75.

BENESH B., 1960. Coleopterorum Catalogus. Pars 8. Lucanidea (sic!). (Ed. sec.). Junk Ed., The Hague, 178 pp.

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