Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Fletcher, James

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3837
James Fletcher was born on March 28, 1852, in the county of Kent, England. In 1874 he emigrated to Canada and worked for 2 years in the Bank of Montreal. He then became an assistant in the Library of Parliament in Ottawa. In this position he was able to continue his studies in botany and entomology, and he joined the Entomological Society of Canada in 1877. He married in 1879 and later had two daughters. In 1878 he published his first entomological paper, “An outline sketch of the Canadian Buprestidae” and in 1879–1880 a botanical paper “Flora Ottawaensis.” His expertise in insects and plants was recognized in 1884 by his appointment as Dominion Entomologist (Fig. 58) to the Canadian Department of Agriculture. Then, he turned his attention to applied entomology, and published annual reports on this subject. His efforts persuaded the Committee of Agriculture of the Canadian House of Commons to establish Experimental Farms in 1887. He then received the title of Entomologist and...
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. *MallisA (1971) James Fletcher. In: American entomologists, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, pp. 113–116Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008