George Bowdler Buckton

George Bowdler Buckton (24 May 1818, London – 25 September 1905, Haslemere, Surrey) was an English entomologist who specialised in aphids

He was assistant to August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892) at the Royal College of Chemistry in London. He wrote scientific papers on chemistry until 1865 when he moved to Haslemere and started to study Homoptera. In 1867, he was elected a member of the Royal Society.

He wrote :

  • Monograph of the British Aphides (four volumes, London, 1876-1883).
  • Monograph of the British Cicad√¶ or Tettigidae (two volumes, Macmillan & Co., London, 1890-1891).
  • The Natural History of Eristalis tenax or the Drone-Fly (Macmillan & Co., London, 1895). ” A Monograph of the Membracidae, with an article by Edward Bagnall Poulton (1856-1943) (Lovell Reeve & Co., London, 1901-1903).

He is linked to the Ludlow line via the Bath Bowdlers. His mothers sister, Susannah Merricks,  married Charles Bowdler of that family. I think his middle name probably comes from this connection.