Frederick Wallace Edwards

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Frederick Wallace Edwards FRS[1] (28 November 1888 in Fletton, Peterborough – 15 November 1940 in London), was an English entomologist who specialised in Diptera.

Edwards worked in the British Museum (Natural History) which contains his collections made on his expeditions to Norway and Sweden (1923), Switzerland and Austria (1925), Argentina and Chile (1926/27), with Raymond Corbett Shannon, Corsica and USA (1928), the Baltic (1933), Kenya and Uganda (1934), with Ernest Gibbins, and the Pyrenees (1935).

The mosquito genus Fredwardsius is named to honor his work establishing the generic and subgeneric framework which forms the basis for modern day systematics of the Culicidae of the world.


For a partial list of works see the references in Sabrosky's Family Group Names in Diptera


  1. Imms, A. D. (1941). "Frederick Wallace Edwards. 1888-1940". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 3 (10): 735–726. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1941.0031.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • Alexander, C. P. 1941 [Edwards, F. W.] Can. Ent. 73 94-95
  • Anonym 1941: [Edwards, F. W.] Indian J. Ent. 3 149
  • Blair, K. 1941: [Edwards, F. W.] Entomologist's Monthly Magazine (3) 77 20
  • Evenhuis, N. L. 1997: Litteratura taxonomica dipterorum (1758-1930). Volume 1 (A-K); Volume 2 (L-Z). - Leiden, Backhuys Publishers 1; 2 VII+1-426; 427-871 1: 220-221, Portr.+Schr.verz.
  • Imms, A. D. 1941: [Edwards, F. W.] Obit. Notices fellows Roy. Soc. London 3 735-745, Portr.