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William H. Taft, Contributor
Full name:
William H. Taft
City, state, country:
DeWitt, MI, USA

Aquatic Biologist for State of Michigan. Started collecting clearwing moths in 1968. Discribed Sesia spartani with Tom Eichlin in 1988. Published "A Guide to the Clearwing Borers (Sesiidae) of the North Central United States" North Central Regional Publication No. 394, Updated March 2004, and Synanthedon bolteri (Sesiidae)in Michigan J.Lepid.Soc. 59(4)235-236. Currently collecting moths in Arizona, New Mexico & Western U.S. for the Michigan State University insect museum where most of my specimens are donated.