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I can't seem to find a reference to the person who discovered/named so many roaches and invertebrates... at least I'm assuming it's a person. I'd love to know more about them, but I don't have a first name. 

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I'll poke around a bit and see what I can find. Unfortunately there might not be a ton out there on him because most of his species descriptions are from quite a ways back, meaning the actual pubs might be near impossible to track down. Hopefully I can at least find the first name though. 

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I did a few cursory searches on Google, but it's crowded with the other Saussures (linguist and botanist). I'm still hunting too. 

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"Henri Louis Frederic de Saussure (1829-1905) was a distinguished Swiss entomologist who also was skilled in unrelated fields such as geography and mineralogy. He founded the Geographical Society of Geneva but spent most of his time at the Natural History Museum of Geneva. In entomology he specialised in orthopteroid orders and Hymenoptera. He made trips to the West Indies and the USA where he met Louis Agassiz. He made major contributions in our understanding of cockroaches on a worldwide basis. Several genera are named in his honour, including Hensaussurea".

From the book "A Guide To The Cockroaches Of Australia". :)

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