Tag Archives: entomology

Some Hobby!

  On February 4, 1725, English entomologist Dru Drury was born. Working as a silversmith and properties owner, Drury supported himself, his family, and his evolving passion for his bug collecting hobby. He became one of England’s foremost names in … Continue reading

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Bitten by the Bug

  On April 17, 1899, English entomologist Sir Vincent Brian Wigglesworth was born. He created a new science – the study of insect physiology and researched extensively into the role of hormones in insect growth, metamorphosis, and reproduction. Wigglesworth detailed … Continue reading

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The Dirt on Ants

  On March 19, 1865, American entomologist William Morton Wheeler was born. Fluent in English, German, French, and Spanish he learned to read and write in Greek and Latin. Wheeler learned taxonomy on the fly as he helped unpack, assemble … Continue reading

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