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White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae
By Paul O. Ritcher
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp., 1966
ISBN: 0870710540
Cite: 122399
Excellent source of much scarab life cycle information.

The product of over 30 years of research.

Ritcher, P.O. 1966. White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae. Monograph Series No. 4. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp.

About the author:

Dr. Paul Ritcher is well known for his work on scarab larvae. This work culminated in his 1966 book entitled White Grubs and Their Allies published by the Oregon State University Press. Ritcher worked as an Assistant and then Associate Entomologist for the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station from 1936 to 1949 and as a Research Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State College from 1949-1952. He was a Professor of Entomology and chair of the Department of Entomology at Oregon State University from 1952-1974, and he served as the curator of the insect collection from 1971 to 1974. Ritcher also served as the President of the Entomological Society of America in 1970, President of the Coleopterists Society in 1975, and President of the Oregon Entomological Society in 1955-56. He had 81 publications and one book, and approximately 41 publications were related to scarabs.

Reference:

Anonymous. 1991. Paul Ritcher 1910-1991. Bulletin of the Oregon Entomological Society 116:798.

freely available here
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/downloads/nk322k13b

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