Géza Horváth

Géza Horváth (23 November 1847, Csécs – 8 September 1937, Budapest) was a Hungarian doctor and entomologist internationally recognized for his work on bugs (Hemiptera).[1] He also contributed extensively to the study of Hungarian scale insect fauna. He published over 350 papers in his lifetime.[2]

Géza Horváth
Born(1847-11-23)23 November 1847
Csécs, Hungary
Died8 September 1937(1937-09-08) (aged 89)
Budapest, Hungary
Scientific career

He was made director of the newly established National Phylloxera Research Station in Budapest in 1880, where he did research on aphids, Phylloxera and psyllids. He continued as director after it was renamed The State Entomological Station and broadened its focus to other kinds of noxious insects.

In 1896 he returned to the Hungarian National Museum, where he was director of its Zoology Department until he retired. He remained active in entomology after retirement, and was president of the 10th International Zoological Conference when Budapest hosted it in 1927 (his 80th year).[3]

A species of lizard, Iberolacerta horvathi, is named in his honor.[4]


  1. ^ Rider, David A. "Biographical & Type Information - H#Horváth". Pentatomoidea Home page. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ Kosztarab, Michael (March 2000). "Hungarian Coccidology". The Scale, Volume XXIV. Systematic Entomology Lab, USDA. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  3. ^ Howard, L.O. (29 November 1930). "A History of Applied Entomology (Somewhat Anecdotal)". Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 84 (3065): 274–275. ISSN 0096-8749. OCLC 1376204. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael. (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Horvath", p. 126).