William Dandridge Peck

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William Dandridge Peck (May 8, 1763 Boston – October 8, 1822 Cambridge, MA) was a botanist,[1] and America ’s first native entomologist. He was a professor at Harvard College. His pioneering entomological article was "The Description and History of the Canker Worm" Mass. Mag. Vol.7 (1795), describing the species as Phalaena vernata, the spring cankerworm.


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