Hahn William Capps

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Hahn William Capps
Born(1903-12-16)December 16, 1903
DiedSeptember 14, 1998(1998-09-14) (aged 94)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
Scientific career
InstitutionsUnited States Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Entomology
Plant Quarantine

Hahn William Capps (December 16, 1903 – September 14, 1998) was an American entomologist.


Capps was born in 1903. In 1929, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas. In 1930, he joined the United States Department of Agriculture, and the same year became plant quarantine inspector for the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. In 1938, he became an assistant entomologist, and by 1940 he was made an entomologist. He kept the position until he retired in 1964. He studied larval and adult stages of Lepidoptera.[2]


  1. ^ "Hahn W Capps". Find a Grave. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Biography". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved April 20, 2012.