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Samuel Hubbard Scudder

Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837–1911, American entomologist, b. Boston, grad. Williams (B.A., 1857) and Harvard (B.S., 1862). The founder of American insect paleontology and an authority on Orthoptera and Lepidoptera, he was assistant to Louis Agassiz (1862–64), custodian of the Boston Society of Natural History (1864–70), assistant librarian of Harvard (1879–82), and paleontologist of the U.S. Geological Survey (1886–92). His works include A Century of Orthoptera (1879), Butterflies: Their Structure, Changes, and Life-Histories (1881), and Fossil Insects of North America (1890).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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