Adrian Hardy Haworth

Adrian Hardy Haworth

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Adrian Hardy Haworth (April 19 1767, Hull – August 24, 1833, Chelsea) was an English entomologist, botanist and carcinologist.

He was the son of Benjamin Haworth of Haworth Hall. He was educated by tutors and steered towards a career in law, but had little interest in the profession and after inheriting the estate of his parents, devoted all his time to natural history.

In 1792 he settled in Chelsea where he met William Jones (1750–1818) who was to have a great influence on him. He became a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1798. His research work was aided by his use of the library and herbarium of his friend Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) and regular visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

He was the author of Lepidoptera Britannica (1803–1828), the most authoritative work on British butterflies and moths until Henry Tibbats Stainton's Manual in 1857. He was also a carcinologist, specialising in shrimp. He is responsible for the names of several taxa, including:

and named 22 new genera of moths

The plant genus Haworthia...
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