Canberra scientist Sergey Paramonov: from fly expert to Slavic historian

July 25th, 2022

Australia was fortunate to obtain the services of one of the world’s leading fly experts from January 1947. If you still are bothered by flies in summer, you’ll understand why this was important.

The dipterist, or fly specialist, was Sergey Paramonov, born in Kharkiv in 1894. By the time he died in Canberra in 1967, he had published 185 scientific papers about flies.

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