David Miller (entomologist)

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David Miller CBE (21 February 1890 – 28 April 1973) was a notable New Zealand entomologist, university lecturer and scientific administrator. He was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 21 February 1890.[1]

Scientific contributions[edit]

Miller's career in entomology started at the Biological Laboratory in Levin, where he investigated the insect fauna of New Zealand flax for the New Zealand Department of Agriculture. Later, we worked with the Department of Health to study mosquitos. Miller was also fundamental to timber preservation, especially in controlling insect pests.