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Charles Pugsley Lounsbury

Charles Pugsley Lounsbury, US-born South African agricultural entomologist (Brooklyn, New York State 20 September 1872 – Pretoria 07 June 1955)



Built the first governamental fumigation chamber using hydrogen cyanide to sterilise imported plants in the world (1896)


Acquired an international reputation as an expert on ticks


Demonstrated that heartwater is transmitted by bont tick (Amblyomma hebraeum)

Tick-heartwater experiments. Agric. J. Cape of Good Hope 16:682-7, 1900


Demonstrated that malignant jaundice in dogs (biliary fever) is transmitted by the adult dog tick

Transmission of malignant jaundice of the dog by a species of tick. Agric. J. 19:714-24, 1901


Demonstrated that East Coast Fever is transmitted by the brown tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (1903)

Ticks and African Coast Fever. Agric. J. 28:634-54, 1906


Proposed dipping with sodium arsenite for control of ticks and locusts


Described the hemipteran species Aspidoproctus maximus (1908)


HONORS

Lounsburyia Compere & Annecke 1961 (Hymenoptera)

Lounsburyna Uvarov 1922 (Orthoptera)


LINKS

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