Linnaea entomologica

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The Linnaea entomologica was a scientific journal for entomology ( entomology ), which appeared from 1846 to 1866.

In the course of the 19th century, entomology took off. As the first entomological association in Germany, the Entomological Association of Stettin was founded in the Pomeranian provincial capital Stettin in 1837 . From 1840 the association published the Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung . But there wasn't enough space for longer contributions.

Therefore, from 1846, the association also published the magazine Linnaea entomologica. The basis of the journal was the takeover of the journal for entomology , which Ernst Friedrich Germar from Halle had published from 1839 to 1844. The new magazine appeared in 16 volumes until 1866. She received mostly longer contributions, for example a monograph on termites by Hermann August Hagen , which appeared in volumes 10 to 14 with around 450 pages. The club's president, Carl August Dohrn , played a key role in publishing an “entomological humoresque” on the beetle Loxoprosopus ceramboides Guérin in volume 10 .

The magazine was first published by Ernst Siegfried Mittler , from volume 13 onwards by Friedrich Fleischer .


  • Michael Wilfert, Eckhard Wendt, Jürgen Philippen: The entomological association to Stettin, its collections and its magazines from 1837-1945. In: Baltic Studies . Volume 102 NF, 2016, ISSN  0067-3099 , pp. 169-198.

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