Koebele, Albert, 1853-1925

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Biographical History

Albert Koebele (1853-1925) was on February 28, 1853, in Germany. He came to the United States in 1880. He was credited for being the one of the first entomologists to introduce beneficial insects to combat insect pests. In 1881, he became an assistant entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He transferred to Alameda, California, in 1885. In 1888, he traveled to Australia, where he collected the Novius Cardinalis and brought it back to California to combat the Icerya Purchasi (a citrus pest). The process was successful and possibly saved the citrus industry in California. Koebele resigned from his job in 1893 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to work as an entomologist at the Experimental Station in Honolulu. He traveled to many places in search for beneficial insects, including Australia, Fiji, Ceylon, China, Japan, and Mexico. Koebele died on December 28, 1924, in Germany.


Albert Koebele. Wikipedia. Retrieved February 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Koebele

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United States Dept. of Agriculture: He worked as an entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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