Charles Howard Curran

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Charles Howard Curran
Born20 March 1894
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Died23 January 1972(1972-01-23) (aged 77)
Leesburg, Florida, United States

Charles Howard Curran (20 March 1894 – 23 January 1972) was a Canadian entomologist who specialised in Diptera.

From 1922 to 1928 he worked as a specialist service in Diptera Entomology of Canada.[1] In 1928, he was hired by the American Museum of Natural History as Assistant Curator and, from 1947 until his retirement in 1960, as Curator of Insects and Spiders.[2][3] In 1931, he donated his collection to that institution: it has 10,000 specimens representing about 1,700 species including 400 types. He received in 1933 a Doctorate of Science at the University of Montreal with a thesis entitled The Families and Genera of North American Diptera. He was vice-president of the New York Entomological Society in 1936, president the following year.


Paul H. Arnaud Jr. et Thelma C. Owen (1981). Charles Howard Curran (1894-1972). Myia, 2 : 393 p.

  1. ^ Cumming, Jeffrey M.; Sinclair, Bradley J.; Brooks, Scott E.; O'Hara, James E.; Skevington, Jeffrey H. (December 2011). "The history of dipterology at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, with special reference to the Manual of Nearctic Diptera". Canadian Entomologist. 143 (6): 539–577. doi:10.4039/n11-029.
  2. ^ "Dr. Howard C. Curran". American Museum of Natural History.
  3. ^ "The American Museum of Natural History. 78th Annual Report July 1946 through June 1947" (PDF). American Museum of Natural History. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2016-12-04.

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