Adolfo Targioni Tozzetti

Adolfo Targioni Tozzetti

Adolfo Targioni Tozzetti (13 February 1823, Florence – 18 September 1902) was an Italian entomologist who specialised in Sternorrhyncha. He was Professor of Botany and Zoology in Florence, associated with Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze where his collection remains today at La Specola. He was especially interested in pest species, mainly mealybugs, scale insects and other pests that attack citrus and peaches. He described many new taxa.

He was a member of the founding committee of La Società Entomologica Italiana.


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