Charles Howard Curran

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Charles Howard Curran (20 March 1894 at Orillia in Ontario – 23 January 1972 in Leesburg in Florida) 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.

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