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The Australian explorer who might just take on Charles Darwin

Geoff Monteith (rechts im Bild, mit Forscherkollegen) Source: Queensland Museum

Australian entomologist Geoff Monteith collected 200,000 insects in his lifetime. Around 240 in parts bear his name. This puts him in the illustrious company of Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace and Alexander von Humboldt.

Dorsal view paratype of Acrictus monteithi T92924 (Hemptera: Aradidae) collected by C.R. Hembrow on Fraser Island , 1-6 May 1967.
Dorsal view of Acrictus monteithi, collected on Fraser Island in May 1967.
Queensland Museum

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