Fabre, Jean Henri (1823–1915)

Jean Henri Fabre

Jean Fabre was a French entomologist who used direct observations of insects and arachnids, especially bees, ants, beetles, grasshoppers, and spiders, in their natural environments in his pioneering researches into insect anatomy and behavior. He emphasized the importance of the theory of inherited instincts in these animals. His most important work was Souvenirs Entomologiques (1879–1907).