Chopard, Lucien Maurice (1885-1971)
Lucien Chopard (31 August 1885 - 16 November 1971) was a French entomologist.
Chopard was born in Paris. He graduated as a Doctor of Science in 1920 at the Faculté des sciences de Paris with a thesis entitled Recherches sur la conformation et le développement des derniers segments abdominaux chez les orthoptères. After being named a correspondent of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in 1919 he entered that institution in 1931 working in the laboratoire d’entomologie where he was in charge of the vivarium. He became sous directeur in 1936, then professor in 1951. He retired in 1955.
Chopard was a specialist in Orthoptera. He worked on Mantidae collected by Charles A. Alluaud (1861-1949) and René Gabriel Jeannel (1879-1965) on their East Africa expedition (1911-1912).
He became a Member of the Société entomologique de France in 1901 and was distinguished by being made secrétaire général honoraire in 1950. He translated into French the work of Vincent Brian Wigglesworth (1899-1994), Physiologie des insectes (Dunond, Paris, 1959). In 1931 he was president of the Société zoologique de France.
- Chopard, L. 1921. La fourmi d'Argentine Iridomyrmex humilis var. arrogans Santschi dans le midi de la France. Ann. Epiphyt. 7: 237-265 PDF