Heinrich Friese

Intro Biologist and entomologist
A.K.A. Friese
Was Scientist Biologist Zoologist Entomologist Beekeeper
From Germany
Type Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 4 May 1860, Schwerin, Germany
Death 8 September 1948, Schwerin, Germany (aged 88 years)
Star sign Taurus

Heinrich Friese (Heinrich Friedrich August Karl Ludwig Friese, was born on 4 May, 1860 in Schwerin, and died 8 September, 1948 in Schwerin) was a German biologist and entomologist, specialist of bees (melittologist). Between 1883 and 1939 he described 1,989 new species and 564 new varieties or subspecies of insects, 99% of which were bees.

Major works

He has published 270 scientific articles, including a 6-volume report on European bees (1895-1901). Die Apidae (Blumenwespen) von Argentina nach den Reisenergebnissen der Herren A. C. Jensen-Haarup und P. Jörgensen in den Jahren 1904—1907, 1908 Die Bienen Europas (Apidae europaeae). Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, Graz 1969 (Nachdruck der Erstausgabe 1895—1901) Megachilinae, Hymenoptera ; Apidae. Friedländer, Berlin 1911 Die europäischen Bienen (Apidae) — Das Leben und Wirken unserer Blumenwespen. Eine Darstellung der Lebensweise unserer wilden wie gesellig lebenden Bienen nach eigenen Untersuchungen für Naturfreunde, Lehrer u. Zoologen. Vereinigung Wissenschaftlicher Verleger, Berlin, Leipzig 1922

Tributes

The bee genus Eufriesea is named after him, along with stingless bee (Meliponini) genus Frieseomelitta, as well as a number of separate species such as Megachile friesei and Sphecodes friesei.

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