Harry W. Allen

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Harry Willis Allen
Born 1892
Died 1981
Residence New Jersey[1]
Nationality American
Fields entomologist
Known for World's authority on wasps

Harry Willis Allen (1892-1981) was an entomologist involved with the United States Department of Agriculture.[2] He was the president of the American Entomological Society,[3] and is considered a world authority on wasps.[2]


  • North American species of two-winged flies belonging to the tribe Miltogrammini, Volume 68 of Proceedings of the United States National Museum. [Offprint]. Ohio State University, 1926.
  • A revision of Neotiphia Malloch and Krombeinia Pate: (Hymenoptera, Tiphidae) (co-authored with Karl V. Krombein). Published in 1964.
  • Redescriptions of Types of Tiphiinae from Asia, Africa, Oceania in the British Museum (NH) and at Oxford University. American Entomological Society, 1969.
  • A Monographic Study of the Subfamily Tiphiinae Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae of South America, Volume 113 of Smithsonian Contributions to zoology. Smithsonian Inst. Press, 1972.
  • The Genus Tiphia of the Indian Subcontinent; Technical Bulletin No. 1509, Agricultural Research Service. United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Issued July 1975.


  1. ^ Page 318, Official register of the United States. United States. Bureau of the Census, United States Civil Service Commission Publisher Bureau of the Census, 1952.
  2. ^ a b Harry W. Allen at SIA archives.
  3. ^ One Hundredth Anniversary Celebration, American Entomological Society Gurney, Ashley B. Bulletin of the ESA, Volume 5, Number 2, 15 June 1959 , pp. 89-89(1) Entomological Society of America.