Sebö Endrödi received his doctorate
in Law in 1931 and retired from this profession in 1966. For
the remainder of his life he was closely associated with the
Hungarian Museum of Natural History in Budapest where he devoted
the majority of his time to the study of scarab beetles. His
first paper on scarabs (Oryctes) was published in 1938,
and his last (#231) was published in 1985. Endrödi worked on
Aphodiinae, Cetoniinae, and Dynastinae, but he is best known
for his review of the Dynastinae of the world that appeared
in a series of 22 papers between 1966 and 1977. This resulted
in an English-version identification manual with keys, The
Dynastinae of the World, which appeared in 1985, a year
after his death. This volume is a landmark treatment that enables
fairly reliable identification for the entire subfamily, and
it provides the framework on which all subsequent workers rely.
Kaszab, Z. and C. S. Papp. 1986.
In memoriam. Sebö Endrödi (1903-1984). Entomography 4: 379-397.