George Willis Kirkaldy (1873 – February 2, 1910) was an English entomologist who specialised on Hemiptera. He was a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society from 1893. Kirkaldy, born in Clapham, in Greater London to W. H. Kirkaldy of Wimbledon was educated in England. Even at school in London he showed an interest in natural history and was appointed curator of the school museum. As a young boy he joined a debating club and spoke on the colouration of insects. He later went to Hawaii in 1903 to work for the United States Department of Agriculture then for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association Experimental Station. While in Honololu he had a riding accident which resulted in his fracturing his leg at five places. This injury never healed and his death in 1910 at San Francisco, Californi

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  • George Willis Kirkaldy (* 26. Juli 1873 in Clapham, Vereinigtes Königreich; † 2. Februar 1910 in San Francisco, USA) war ein englischer Entomologe, der auf die Gruppe der Hemiptera spezialisiert war. Er war Mitglied der Royal Entomological Society. Kirkaldy wurde in England ausgebildet und ging 1903 nach Hawaii, um zunächst für das Landwirtschaftsministerium der Vereinigten Staaten und danach für die Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association auf deren Versuchsstation zu arbeiten. Kirkaldy ist der Autor wichtiger Werke über Zikaden, so des 1909 erschienenen Catalogue of the Hemiptera (Heteroptera), welcher biologische und anatomische Details sowie Nahrungspflanzen und Parasiten beschreibt. Außerdem verfasste er viele taxonomische Arbeiten, die neue Arten und Gattungen beschreiben. Zu den von ihm beschriebenen Gattungen gehören Ohchisme, Dolichisme, Elachisme, Florichisme, Isachisme, Marichisme, Nanichisme, Peggichisme und Polychisme. Das griechische Suffix „-chisme“ wird im Englischen wie „kiss me“ gesprochen. Kirkaldy setzte den Namen verschiedener von ihm entdeckter Taxa die Namen von Frauen voran, zu denen ihm ein romantisches Verhältnis nachgesagt wurde. Seine Sammlungen von Auchenorrhyncha und Heteroptera werden im Natural History Museum in London, in der University of Kansas (Snow Collection) im Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu und im National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. aufbewahrt. (de)
  • ジョージ・ウィリス・カーカルディ(George Willis Kirkaldy、1873年 – 1910年2月2日)は、イギリスの昆虫学者である。半翅目専門家であった。昆虫の学名に「ペギーキスミー」「ポリーキスミー」などの学名をつけて、ロンドン動物学会から非難された。 (ja)
  • George Willis Kirkaldy (1873 – February 2, 1910) was an English entomologist who specialised on Hemiptera. He was a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society from 1893. Kirkaldy, born in Clapham, in Greater London to W. H. Kirkaldy of Wimbledon was educated in England. Even at school in London he showed an interest in natural history and was appointed curator of the school museum. As a young boy he joined a debating club and spoke on the colouration of insects. He later went to Hawaii in 1903 to work for the United States Department of Agriculture then for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association Experimental Station. While in Honololu he had a riding accident which resulted in his fracturing his leg at five places. This injury never healed and his death in 1910 at San Francisco, California followed five days after the last of several surgery attempts to fix it. Kirkaldy was the author of the 1906 Leafhoppers and their Natural Enemies. Pt IX. Leafhoppers - Hemiptera (Bulletin of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association Division of Entomology 1(9): 271-479), and the 1909 Catalogue of the Hemiptera (Heteroptera) with biological and anatomical references, lists of foodplants and parasites (Berlin) and very many taxonomic papers describing new species and genera. Amongst his generic names for insects are Ohchisme, Dolichisme, Elachisme, Florichisme, Isachisme, Marichisme, Nanichisme, Peggichisme, and Polychisme. The Greek suffix "-chisme" is pronounced "kiss-me" and Kirkaldy prefaced it with the names of the various women from alleged romantic conquests. In 1912 a letter to the International Entomological Congress from Lord Walsingham sought to make these names invalid on the basis of their being non-classical in their derivation. Kirkaldy himself had been a firm adherent to the principle of priority and was against any form of orthographic emendation to the spelling proposed by the original authors. His collections of Auchenorrhyncha and Heteroptera are in the Natural History Museum, London, the University of Kansas (Snow Collection), the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu and the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. (en)
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  • ジョージ・ウィリス・カーカルディ(George Willis Kirkaldy、1873年 – 1910年2月2日)は、イギリスの昆虫学者である。半翅目専門家であった。昆虫の学名に「ペギーキスミー」「ポリーキスミー」などの学名をつけて、ロンドン動物学会から非難された。 (ja)
  • George Willis Kirkaldy (* 26. Juli 1873 in Clapham, Vereinigtes Königreich; † 2. Februar 1910 in San Francisco, USA) war ein englischer Entomologe, der auf die Gruppe der Hemiptera spezialisiert war. Er war Mitglied der Royal Entomological Society. Seine Sammlungen von Auchenorrhyncha und Heteroptera werden im Natural History Museum in London, in der University of Kansas (Snow Collection) im Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu und im National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. aufbewahrt. (de)
  • George Willis Kirkaldy (1873 – February 2, 1910) was an English entomologist who specialised on Hemiptera. He was a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society from 1893. Kirkaldy, born in Clapham, in Greater London to W. H. Kirkaldy of Wimbledon was educated in England. Even at school in London he showed an interest in natural history and was appointed curator of the school museum. As a young boy he joined a debating club and spoke on the colouration of insects. He later went to Hawaii in 1903 to work for the United States Department of Agriculture then for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association Experimental Station. While in Honololu he had a riding accident which resulted in his fracturing his leg at five places. This injury never healed and his death in 1910 at San Francisco, Californi (en)
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