Bondroit, Jean (1882-1952)

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Belgian artist and entomologist. Bondroit, who unhappily was a most unconventional and uncompromising personality ready to support his theories at scientific meetings with the revolver which it has been said he habitually carried in his pocket, seems to have collapsed under the treatment his work received and to have retired into the oblivion which his critics desired. For all its faults, Bondroit's work was a distinct advance in ant taxonomy for it showed, in the rufa group at any rate, where characters other than colour and pilosity could be found, particularly in the until then almost ignored female caste.


ANT TAXONOMY

Bondroit Collection, Institut Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique, Brussels (Bondroit Coll.).


PUBLICATIONS

  • Bondroit, J. 1932a ("1931"). Origine de l'ouvrière des fourmis. Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique 62:13-24.
  • Bondroit, J. 1932b ("1931"). Notes sur les hyménoptères principalement les Sphégides des environs de Bruxelles. Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique 62:31-44.

REFERENCE

  • Anon. 2001. Notes Faunistiques de Gembloux 44: 57-60, portrait.
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