Who was Eleanor Glanville?
Lady Eleanor Glanville (1654-1709) was the first lady of British Natural History – a 17th / early 18th Century entomologist. Married to a Lincolnshire landowner, she discovered the Lincolnshire Fritillary in the Lincolnshire Wolds – later renamed the Glanville Fritillary ─ one of only two native British butterflies named after British entomologists
Photo credit: Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Glanville Fritillary
In pursuit of Butterflies
Eleanor Glanville and the Culture of Collecting Insects
By Michele Pflug, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History, University of Oregon in the U.S