Howard, Leland Ossian

Howard, Leland Ossian,

1857–1950, American entomologist, b. Rockford, Ill., grad. Cornell (B.S., 1877), Ph.D. Georgetown Univ., 1896. Associated with the U.S. Bureau of Entomology from 1878 (as its chief, 1894–1927, and as its principal entomologist until 1931), he influenced economic and medical entomology in the United States. He waged war against insect parasites of humans (especially the mosquito and housefly) and against crop pests such as the boll weevil and gypsy moth. Among his best-known works are The Insect Book (1901), Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies (et al., 4 vol., 1912–17), The Insect Menace (1931), and his autobiography, Fighting the Insects (1933).
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Nota: Las imagenes de los zancudos que aparecen a lo largo del texto han sido tomadas de HOWARD, Leland Ossian, 7he yellow fever mosquito, US Department of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletin 547, Washington, governement printing office, 1913.
HOWARD, Leland Ossian, Mosquitoes; How They Live; How They Carry Disease; How They Are Classified, How They May Be Destroyed, New York, McClure Phillips & co., 1901.
Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1999; HOWARD, Leland Ossian, A History of Applied Entomology: SomervhatAnecdotal, Washington, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1930.