Edward L. Todd

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Edward L. Todd
Born 1922
Eureka, Kansas
Died 1986 (aged 63–64)
Nationality American
Fields Entomology
Institutions CDC, USDA
Alma mater University of Kansas

Edward Lawrence Todd (1922–1986) was an American research entomologist, specializing in the taxonomy and systematics of Lepidoptera (Noctuidae), and Hemiptera (Gelastocoridae).[1][2]


Todd was born in Eureka, Kansas, and did his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Kansas, earning an M.A. in entomology in 1948 and a Ph.D. in 1950.[1][3]

He worked as an entomologist from 1951 to 1952, for the Communicable Disease Center of the United States Public Health Service, in Georgia. He then became a research entomologist at the National Museum of Natural History, employed by the United States Department of Agriculture's Division of Insect Identification (renamed in 1972 as the Systematic Entomology Laboratory), until his retirement in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Todd, Edward, at Smithsonian Institution Archives
  2. ^ Gordh, George; Gordh, Gordon; Headrick, David (2003), A Dictionary of Entomology, CABI, p. 930, ISBN 9780851996554 .
  3. ^ Wilder, Bessie E. (1961), University of Kansas Graduate School Theses 1948–1958 (PDF), University of Kansas Libraries, p. 103 .