Daniel William Coquillett

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Daniel William Coquillett
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Daniel William Coquillett.
Born(1856-01-23)January 23, 1856
Pleasant Valley, Ill
DiedJuly 7, 1911(1911-07-07) (aged 55)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Known forWrote a revision of the dipterous family Therevidae
Scientific career
FieldsEntomology

Daniel William Coquillett (23 January 1856, Pleasant Valley, Ill. – 7 July 1911 Atlantic City, New Jersey) was an American entomologist who specialised in Diptera. [1] He wrote a revision of the dipterous family Therevidae [2] and many other scientific papers in which he described many new species and genera of Diptera. Coquillett was also the first to attempt fumigation with hydrocyanic acid as a means for controlling citrus scale insects. He experimented in the Wolfskill orange groves where he was supported by the foreman and later quarantine entomologist Alexander Craw in 1888–89. [3]

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References

  1. Carpenter, M.M. 1945. Bibliography of biographies of entomologists. The American Midland Naturalist 33: 1–116.
  2. Revision of the dipterous family Therevidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 2(3): 97–101 (1894)
  3. Coquillett, D.W. (1888). Report on the gas treatment for scale-insects. Commissioner of Agriculture, Washington. p.  123.