Alexandre Arsène Girault Academic

Alexandre Arsène Girault ( /ʒiːˈroʊ/ zhee-ROW; 9 January 1884, Annapolis – 2 May 1941, Brisbane) was an American entomologist specialising in the study of chalcid wasps. An eccentric and controversial figure, Girault was also a prolific and dedicated entomologist. He published more than 325 papers and described over 3000 new taxa from Australia. Alexandre Arsène Girault was born in Annapolis, Maryland on January 9, 1884 to Joseph Bonaparte Girault and Elizabeth Frances Girault (née Goodwin). He is named after his grandfather, Arsène Napoleon Alexandre Girault de Saint Fargeau, one of the founding faculty of the US Naval Academy. Girault earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1903. From 1904 to 1907 he was employed as a field assistant for the United States Bureau of Entomology. During this time, he was involved in research on plum curculios (Conotrachelus nenuphar), Colorado potato beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), and American plum borers (Euzophera semifuneralis). In 1908, he move to Urbana, Illinois, where he worked as a laboratory assistant of the Illinois State Entomologist.

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Date of birth
January 9th, 1884
Place of birth
Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
Date of death
May 2nd, 1941 at age of 57
Place of death
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia




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2013. 693 mil. $
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2013. 24,034
2011. 23,647
2010. 23,690
2009. 23,558
2013. 6,723
2011. 5,003
2010. 7,316
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2012. 70.4 %
2010. 67.0 %
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2011. 10.5 K $
2010. 9.46 K $
2009. 8.61 K $
2008. 8.2 K $
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