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Frederick Bates


Brewer and naturalist. Younger brother of Henry Walter Bates. Managing director of a brewing company in Leicester. A keen entomologist, particularly interested in the Heteromera, publishing many papers and forming an extensive collection. Also formed collections of tiger beetles and British Coleoptera. Cultivated orchids for some years.


Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 39 (1903): 286–7

Gilbert 1977.


Gilbert, Pamela. 1977. A compendium of the biographical literature on deceased entomologists. London: British Museum (Natural History).