Knab, Frederick, 1865-1918

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Biographical History

Frederick Knab (1865-1918), born in Bavaria, emigrated to the United States in 1873 with his parents. He subsequently returned to Munich to study art for a time. Entomology was also one of Knab's early interests. Coupled with his artistic skill, this interest earned him a commission from Leland Ossian Howard to study the mosquitoes of New England as part of a larger study then in progress on the mosquitoes of North and Central America. In 1906 Knab joined the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he continued his studies of disease-bearing Diptera until his death.

Related entities

United States. Bureau of Entomology: Knab worked for the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Birth Date

1865

Death Date

1918

Topic

Entomologists

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Entomologists