Émile Louis Ragonot

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Émile Louis Ragonot
Born(1843-10-12)12 October 1843
Died13 October 1895(1895-10-13) (aged 52)
Paris, France

Émile Louis Ragonot (12 October 1843 – 13 October 1895) was a French entomologist. In 1885 he became president of the Société entomologique de France.

He named 301 new genera of butterflies and moths, mostly pyralid moths.[1]

He is also the author of several books:

  • Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae (1887) published in Paris
  • (in French) Nouveaux genres et espèces de Phycitidae & Galleriidae (1888)
  • (in French) Essai sur une classification des Pyralites (1891-1892)
  • (in French) Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae. pp. 1–602 In N.M. Romanoff. Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères. Tome VIII. N.M. Romanoff, Saint-Petersbourg. xli + 602 pp. (1901)

Ragonot's collection can be found in the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France.



  • Luquet, G. C. 2001: [Ragonot, E. L.] - Alexanor 21 1999(4) Portrait

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