Hermann Julius Kolbe
German entomologistDied when: 84 years 177 days (1013 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Hermann Julius Kolbe (2 June 1855, Halle, Province of Westphalia – 26 November 1939) was a German entomologist from Halle, Westphalia.He was curator at the Berlin Zoological Museum from 1890 until 1921 specialising in Coleoptera, Psocoptera and the “Neuroptera”.
He died in Berlin-Lichterfelde.Kolbe was born in Halle and studied at the University of Munster but did not complete due to problems with health and family.
He worked as a teacher in Oeding from 1878 to 1882 and then joined the entomology department of the Zoologisches Museum at Berlin and became a curator of Coleoptera and Neuroptera in 1921.
One of his interests was in the Scarabaeidae.