Abbot Provancher, a scholar and man of science with a passion for nature, worked all his life to popularize his knowledge on botany, horticulture, ornithology (birds),meteorology, marine life and, above all, entomology (insects). He published several books on this topic. Provancher also founded the Le Naturaliste Canadien scientific journal, which contains a description and classification of insects collected by Abbot Provancher. A butterfly was named after him: Urocerus tricolor Provanchieri. His legacy also includes a collection of odonates (dragonfly, damselflies...) kept in Laval University and Lévis College. Brother Marie-Victorin, in the foreword of the Flore laurentienne, his landmark book, says of Léon Provancher that he was a man of ""incredible leadership and activity. (…) Provancher's Flore canadienne was a surprising work for the era during which it was published and the author's merit is all the more impressive because he worked alone, remotely from the great intellectual centers and technical libraries.""
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