Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (December 26, 1827 – April 22, 1895) was a French artist, astronomer and amateur entomologist.[1][2] He is noted for the import and release of the gypsy moth into North America. The spread of the moths as an invasive species has resulted in the destruction of millions of hardwood trees throughout the eastern United States. Shortly afterwards, Trouvelot lost interest in entomology and turned his focus on astronomy and most of his notable work was produced in this subject.

 

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