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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT I
ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES 3
IN MEMORIUM Dr. Walter V. Balduf 4
A FAREWELL TO DR. H.H. ROSS 6
DEPARTMENTAL ROSTER, 1969-70 8
VISITORS TO THE DEPARTMENT II
SPORTS REVIEW 12
CHRISTMAS PARTY 13
ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION 14
RECENT GRADUATES 17
PRESENT ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS 23
PRESENT POST-DOCS 37
NEWS ABOUT THE STAFF MEMBERS 38
NONACADEMIC EMPLOYEES 45
ACADEMIC EMPLOYEES 47
PUBLICATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY, 1969-70 48
ALUMNI NEWS 54
ADDRESS CORRECTION LIST 57
NEWSLETTER INFORMATION FORM
We are saddened this year by the loss of Dr. Walter Balduf, long-time
associate and friend of many of you who have passed through the portals
of the University of Illinois. It is with a great deal of respect that
we dedicate this issue to his memory.
This has been a year of change in Entomology at Illinois and in the
Newsletter we share with you the shifting sands of time.
The editor once again takes the opportunity to thank Ruth Plymire,
Judy Michael and Carol Jolley, our ever-faithful office girls, whose time,
effort and willingness make it possible for the Newsletter to come to you
each year. We are also grateful for all of our nonacademic people in the
Department who give of their time and talents unselfishly. Also we would
like to thank our graduate students, fellow colleagues and all of you alumni
who share your activities and interests of the past year.
MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
This year has been a most eventful one at the University of Illinois,
particularly in the Department of Entomology where there has been a great
deal of change. The first major change was thai of Dr. Herb Ross, who
left the University of Illinois after forty years of dedicated service in
the State Natural History Survey with a joint appointment in the Department
of Entomology. AM of you who have passed through this institution will
remember the influence of Dr. Ross, the many students who completed the
Ph.D. under his direction and his impact on Entomology at this UniversMy.
Dr. Ross has taken a position at the University of Georgia where he is
helping develop a new program in the biological sciences. With a great
sense of loss we say goodby to Herb and wish him well in his new position.
Dr. Selander has written a very fitting resume 1 of his activities at Illinois
and we are happy to honor him in this issue of the Newsletter.
Thi/s past year in December we were saddened by the passing of
Dr. Walter Balduf. A long-time faculty member, researcher, fellow colleague,
and friend to all of those students who passed through the Department of
Entomology. We respectfully dedicate the 1970 issue of the Newsletter to
his honor and to the many years of faithful service that he gave to this
department and University.
Continuing in the vein of change was the departure of Dr. Clyde W. Kearns,
former Head of the Department, to England where he assumed the Directorship
of the Shell Research Laboratories. Clyde has taken a two-year leave of
absence from the department to direct the laboratories in S i tt i ngbourne.
We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Kearns for the excellent job
he did in serving as Head of the Department from 1963 to 1969. During this
period of time the department underwent a tremendous metamorphosis moving
from Harker Ha II in to new quarters in Morrill Hall. This period of time
saw a great deal of change and development in the setting up of superb
research laboratories. The addition of four new staff members and continued
improvement in curriculum and graduate student training to maintain the
excellence and high standards generated in this department over the years.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Kearns for his faithfulness and astutness
as a researcher, administrator and teacher. We take this opportunity to
give him our heart-felt thanks for service well rendered.
Having assumed the responsibility of Head of the Department, I feel
very keenly the need -to maintain the tradition of excellence perpetuated by
those distinguished men who have held the position of Head of this department.
I address the job with a great deal of humility and a sincere desire to carry
on these traditions to maintain excellence in Entomology at the University
of Illinois. We have a responsibility to continue to turn out superb
graduate students who will make significant contributions to the science
of Entomology all over the world. I will be grateful in the future for your
comments, suggestions, criticisms and continued support as alumni of the
Department of Entomology at Illinois.
I would like to take a moment to thank those alumni who participated in
the Entomology Breakfast at the meetings in Chicago. The Breakfast was a
definite success. All fhose who attended had an opportunity to enjoy some
fellowship and renew old acquaintances and as long as you feel it worthwhile
to support we will continue such an activity at the future meetings.
I look forward to continued association and service with all of you,
C .Sincere ly ,
Joseph R. Larsen
Head of Department
ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES
As we enter a new decade of growth in the Department, the School and
the University, we pause to give you a brief report of activities within
the School of Life Sciences. Last year we reported to you the development
of a number of interdisciplinary programs. These have now come to fruition.
Neurobiology is now functioning and we are proud to say the first student
in this new program was Mr. Woodward, from Entomology, who is working under
the direction of Dr. Sternburg on neurophys iolog i ca I phenomenon as related
to DDT. The new program in environmental biology has been approved by the
Graduate College and with the current interest and stimulation in the
overall problems of environmental control, this area was overwhelmed with
applications at the graduate school level. It is quite evident that the
University of Illinois will become an outstanding center to cope with these
problems that face the world at large concerning environmental control with
such tasks as control of pesticides, air pollution, etc. Dr. Robert Metca I f ,
serving as Head of the Department of Zoology and also from the Department
of Entomology, is actively engaged in developing this program. The entire
University on an interdisciplinary basis is developing a program in the
area of environmental sciences.
The School of Life Sciences becomes more deeply involved in the teaching
processes. A number of new courses have been added to the biology curriculum.
We are delighted to say that members of the Department of Entomology are
active in these School programs. Dr. Selander is teaching in population
biology. Dr.'s MacLeod and Willis are actively engaged in the Honors Biology
program and more and more members of the staff from a I I departments will be
involved in School courses. We realize the responsibility to train our
students and give them the advantage of interdisciplinary programs that bring
together the facilities of all of the departments in unified concepts in the
Again we would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Kallio, our
effective Director of the School, for his astute leadership in welding together
even more strongly the various parts of the framework in a unified concept
for the biological sciences. We look forward to a most successful year
in the School and the continued development of those programs that will bring
about increased strength and stature in the scientific community of this
University. We feel that in our peer group we are outstanding and have great
pride in being associated with this organization and look forward to another
successful year within the School framework. We continue to feel that the
facilities, instrumentation and physical plant of this University cannot be
exce I led.
Dr. Waller V. Balduf
During the past year a distinguished member of the Department of
Entomology has passed away after long service to his University and profession.
It is with a great deal of sadness that we note the passing of Waller V. Balduf,
member of this department at 1he University of Illinois for 47 years. We
respectfully dedicate this year's issue of the Newsletter to the memory of
Dr. Balduf and the contributions he made to Entomology during his long tenure
Following is the memorial prepared by his colleagues and presented
in -his honor at a meeting of the University Senate.
Walter Valentine Balduf, Professor Emeritus of the Department of
Entomology, died 13 December I969 after a di s1 i ngu ished career as a teacher
and investigator for 47 years with the University of Illinois. He is
survived by his wife Willma to whom he was married in I9I6. He was born
in LaCarne, Ohio, 28 September 1 889 . His academic credits include Ohio
Wesleyan University, A.B., I9I6; Ohio State University, M.S., I920 and
Ph.D., I922. Before entering a graduate program he taught in high school.
While completing his advanced degree he served as assistant entomologist
of the Ohio Experiment Station. He came to Illinois as an assistant
professor in I922, became an associate professor in I939, a professor in
I945, and an emeritus professor in 1 958..
Professor Balduf was a teacher who liked both his students and the
subject matter he taught. He was particularly interested in the under-
graduate and in providing him with an understanding of the life around him
through the study of insects. He saw in insects the fundamentals displayed
by all living things wherein there is action and reaction in all levels of
association. He turned the natural i nqu i s i ti veness of youth to studying
living things, especially insects, both professionally and estheti ca I ly .
Dr. Balduf pursued his interest in insects as an individual effort
largely at his own expense, for his was a day of low-budget research. In
this he was blessed by encouragement and active assistance of his talented
wife. He published two books on bionomics of parasitic and predacious insects,
and both were illustrated by Mrs. Balduf. Much of Professor Balduf 's time
was spent hiking through the byways, meadows and fields of central Illinois
observing, collecting, and recording facts about insects in their complex
focal patterns. He was a meticulous observer who was able to see interactions
of parasites and predators and their hosts and to explain his observations
lucidly. Much of his work was done in a private laboratory maintained at home
at personal expense. His understanding and enthusiastic wife permitted free
range on porches and in the basement to a host of crawling insects during
the summer months.
From endless hours with insects in the field and laboratory and with
his collection, Professor Balduf contributed 70 journal papers and 3 books.
Most of his work was of ecological importance. In later years before
retirement and in all of the years afterward, he devoted his time to studying
interactions of various combinations of insects that serially degraded a
common background source of energy. One of his longer treatises dealt with
the ecology of insects based on the fruits of native roses. At the time of
his death he was completing a work on focal parameters of insects based on
birch logs as basic food. Even the day he went to the hospital for what proved
to be his terminal illness, Dr. Balduf was working to complete an extensive
manuscript of his work on Interactions between two species of wasps in the
same nesting site.
Dr. Balduf exerted himself to bridge the gap belween academia and the
lay community by participation in academies of science, service clubs
and church affairs. He parficipated without ostentation, acting on the
belief that laymen and academicians have much in common. V/hatever he did
in these areas he did willingly and unsti nti rig ly .
Dr. Balduf was an inspiration not only to his students but to his
colleagues. His quiet mien, his appreciation of wit and humor and his
charitable acceptance of the foibles of his associates made him a joy to
know. We will always remember him as a scholar, natura I i st and gentleman.
Robert L. Metca I f
Gi Ibert P. Waldbauer
Wi I I iam R. Horsfal I
Department of Entomology
A FAREWELL TO DR. H.H. ROSS
The year- 1969 marked the end of an era in entomology in Illinois as
Dr. Herbert H. Ross announced his retirement from the Illinois Natural
History Survey and the University of Illinois, after completing 42 years
of distinguished and dedicated service.
Dr. Ross joined the Survey staff as Assistant Entomologist in 1927,
shortly after receiving his B.S.A. in agriculture from the University of
British Columbia. In the same year he began his graduate work in entomology,
in our department, obtaining his M.S. in 1929 and his Ph.D. in 1933. In
1931 he was appointed Systematic Entomologist at the Survey; in 1935,
Head of the Section of Faunistic Surveys and Insect Identification; in 1956,
Principal Scientist; and in 1963, after serving as Acting Chief of the Survey
for a year, he was made Assistant Chief. Always interested in students
and active in departmental affairs, he held a joint appointment as Professor
of Entomology in our department from 1947 until his retirement. During this
period 22 students received advanced degrees under his direction.
In the course of his long and brilliant career in Illinois Dr. Ross
has become one of the most productive and influential entomologists in the
world. Displaying great breadth of interest and amazing versatility, he
has emerged as a leader in such diverse fields as evolutionary theory,
community ecology, biogeography , and systematic entomology. In addition
to nearly 190 articles treating the systernatics of insects (Orthoptera,
Dictyoptera, Plecoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, and
Trichoptera) and problems of ecology, taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography,
and entomological techniques, he has published several important books,
including A Textboo k of Entomology , originally issued in 1948 and now in
its third edition and widely used in several translations, Evolution and
Classification of_ the Mountain Caddisf I ies ( 1956) , A Synthesis of_ Evolutionary
Theory (1962)," "and Understanding Evolution ( I 966 ) .
Apart from his contribution to biology as a teacher and research worker,
Dr. Ross has rendered service as Review Panelist for the National Science
Foundation (1958-61), Editorial Board Member for the Annual Review of
Entomology (1956-61), Evolution Editor (since 1961) and Trustee (since 1968)
of Biological Abstracts; Secretary-Treasurer (1944-53) and President (1954-55)
of the Entomological Society of America; and Secretary (1959-63) and President
(1966) of the Society for the Study of Evolution.
Through his own work and that of h i s students he has profoundly influenced
the nature and direction of evolutionary biology and systernatics. Despite
his attention to faunistic work in Illinois, he has consistently held and
encouraged in others an extremely broad approach to systematic problems, in
terms not only of geography but also of the ecological and historical dimensions
By emphasizing its evolutionary aspects he has done much to lift systernatics
from the dull, backward, and languishing condition in which he found it to its
present status as a progressive analytical and synthetic science.
Apart from his professional attainments, Dr. Ross will be remembered
n this campus for his integrity, industry, and friendliness, and for lending
io both the Survey and the Department of Entomology a special distinction
that is part of his style.
In saying farewell 1o Dr. Ross and to his lovely wife, Jean, we take
pleasure in knowing thai this is not the end of his career but rafher the
beginning of a new phase. On leaving campus the Ross' moved to Athens,
Georyia, where Dr. Ross has taken on new duties as Professor of Entomology
in the University of Georgia. Courses in systematics are already underway
and the manuscript of a book on Plecoptera has made its way north from
Dixie. Hold onto your hats, gentlemen. Here we go again!
DEPARTMENTAL ROSTER, 1969-70
Facu I 1y
Booth, Gary M. - Assistant Professor of Entomology
Chadwick, Leigh E. - Professor of Entomology, Emeritus
Decker, George C. - Professor of Entomology, Emeritus
Fraenkel, Gottfried S. - Professor of Entomology
Friedman, Stanley - Professor of Entomology
*Ghent, Arthur W. - Associate Professor of Entomology
Hayes, William P. - Professor of Entomology, Emeritus
Horsfall, William R. - Professor of Entomology
**Jaycox, Elbert R. - Professor of Apiculiure
Kearns, Clyde W. - Professor of Entomology
***Larsen, Joseph R. - Professor of Entomology and Head of Department
Luckmann, William H. - Professor of Entomology and Head of
Economic Entomology Section
MacLeod, Ellis G. - Associate Professor of Entomology
Metcalf, Robert L. - Professor of Entomology and Head of Zoology Department
Milum, Vern G. - Professor of Entomology, Emeritus
Selander, Richard B. - Professor of Entomology
Stannard, Lewis J., Jr. - Professor of Agricultural Entomology
Sternburg, James G. - Professor of Entomology
Waldbauer, Gilbert P. - Associate Professor of Entomology
Willis, Judith H. - Associate Professor of Entomology
*Joint appointment with Zoology
**Joint appointment with Horticulture
***Joint appointment with Physiology and Biophysics
Amee I , John
Bousernan, John K.
Brattsten, Lena B.
Kapoor, I nder
Penny, Norman D.
Sangha, Gurcharan Kaur
Sell, Douglas (Technical)
Sprenkel, Richard K.
Woodward, Will ard
Casaburri , Ange lo
Morett i , Lou i s
Trainees and Fellows
Adams, Cheryl - U of I Fellow
Den linger, David - NDEA Fellow
Dunwoody, John E. - Cell Biology
Freier, Jerome - USPH Trainee
Gardner, Francis - Cell Biology
Henderson, Mary - Cell Biology
Krone, Larry - NSF Trainee
Mol i na-Pardo, Adolfo - Wright
Fe I I ow
Morden, Robert - USPH Trainee
Nigg, Herbert - USPH Trainee
Nye, Donald - USPH Trainee
Olson, Jimmy K. - NDEA Fellow
Randall, Robert F. - USPH Trainee
Wu , Ming-fue - U of I Fe I low
Students not on Staff
Berrios-Orti z, Angel
Diem, Michael hi.
Kuh Iman, Dona Id E.
Perera, Nal ini
S i ngh , Zi le
Wi Ison, Gary R.
Wilson, Thomas (in absentia)
Duva II, E loise
Jol ley, Caro I
Mi chae I , J udy
Mi I I ho I in, E. Ruth
Plymi re, Ruth A.
Satterthwai te, Helen
Hansen, Penny - Research Assistant
Ho I I owe I I , Margaret - Research Assistant
Ruh, Mary - Research Associate
Burkhart, El len
Ha I I , Di ana
Harrison, Wi Ibur
O'Nei I I , Patricia
VISITORS TO THE DEPARTMENT
Dr. Richard R. Mi I Is
Department of Biology
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dr. D.L. Whitehead
Department of Zoology
Dr. Bernard Bel leau
Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa
Dr. Barbara Stay
Department of Entomology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Dr. Carrol I M. Will i ams
Department of Biology
Dr. June Chadwick
Department of Microbiology
Dr. Thomas E. Moore
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The sports calendar for the past year included basketball, football,
and softball. The department's dream coach, Terry Ransom, surrounded
himself with a group of super jocks that would rival even the most success-
ful athletic program. With this nucleus the team was christened the Dung
Beetles, and set forth to do battle with the campus best.
Basketball 70 saw the Beetles slide in and out of greatness (mostly out)
as they were rolled to a I and 5 season. Softball followed and so did an
increase on the loss side. However, the season was not without its moments
of glory. Who can forget the emergence of Inder Kapoor as the team's longbal
hitter. Inder, using a flat bat, hit two homeruns and demanded that he be
traded to a team where his talents would be properly utilized. At the close
of a I and 5 season the Beetles regrouped for one final game with the highly
tauted team from the Illinois Natural History Survey. With a keg of beer
at stake the Beetles proceeded to lose number six.
Undaunted by these initial setbacks the Beetles charged onto the
gridiron only to find that dream coach had stuck them in the super super
fraternity league. Needless to say the competition was keen. Despite
these hopeless odds the surprising Beetles posted a 2 and 3 season record
(the final two games were won by forfeit). The long season saw the Beetles
post one first down and not score a point.
Throughout the winter the team re-evaluated its entire program, and
with a new plan of attack, some fresh new talent, and a wealth of desire
proceeded to lose the first two games of the 1970 basketball season.
However the team's future looks bright. Stimulated by an extreme amount
of enthusiasm as exemplified by Herb Nigg's take-off on Randy Crews at
the last game the department jocks look forward to another year of
stimulating activity. We play with the spirit of Bud Wilkinson who said
"show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser".
CHR i STMAS PARTY
The department held its annual Christmas Parly on December 10, 1969,
at the University Club. This parly had special significance since i1 was
the department's last opportunity, as a group, to bid farewell to
Dr. and Mrs. Kearns. The affair was well attended, and from all indications
enjoyed by all.
The group received a surprise visit from Santa Claus who presented
students and faculty members with appropriate gifts. Dr. Gary Booth
received a separator for his desk. We understand that it has since
been misplaced in the debris it was designed to separate. Larry Krone
received a portable sower and John Arnee I a bronzed set of stalagmites.
The rnosf appropriate and most useful gifts viere presented to Dr. Larsen.
He received a set of 440 racing slicks, a roll bar, and a set of studded
tires for his wheel chair.
After Santa departed, Dr. Larsen presented Dr. Kearns with a watch
and a plaque, and took some friendly shots at his golfing fuiure. AM
in all it was an extremely enjoyable evening.
We wish to thank Alice Prickett for her efforts in preparing the
invitations, the Wornens Bridge Club for assistance in many areas, and the
faculty members and their wives for supplying the food. It was indeed
a Merry Christmas.
ENTOHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Fall of 1969 saw the formation of the Entomology Graduate Student
Association (E.G.S.A.) whose primary purpose is to establish better
communications between the students and faculty and between the students
themselves. The association is composed of all the graduate students and
is governed by a steering committee comprised of students representing
each of the three floors in Morrill Hall and the Survey. Each representaf i ve
is elected by the group of students whom ho will represent; and from these
four people, a chairman is selected through a vole by the entire E.G.S.A.
membership. Those presently serving on the sleering committee are:
Jim Olson, fourth floor; Larry Sanburg, third floor; Herb Migg, second
floor; and Norm Penny, Natural History Survey.
The major objectives and goals of the Association were quite adequately
stated in a letter read at the October 7 Faculty Luncheon by Bob Morden,
who is serving as the student spokesman at faculty meetings:
"The Entomology Graduate Student Association was formed
because the graduate students felt they should have a greater
voice in the policies thai concern them. In the past there
has been no effective way for the students to make their
ideas known to the faculty. It is the hope of the association
that our ideas and opinions which represent those of the
majority of the graduate student body in entomology will be
given greater consideration than those which we have
presented as individuals.
In brief, what the EGSA hopes to achieve is a greater
voice in matters which concern them. This in turn should
lead to better understanding and great communication between
the students and faculty which we hope will create a better
academic atmosphere in the department."
In partial fulfillment of these objectives, the Association has formed
the following committees:
Newsletter - Bert C legem, Editor, and Jerry DeWitt
Faculty meetings - Bob Morden, Representative
Employment opportunities - Herb Nigg, Jerry Nordin, Co-chairmen
Siudent-Facu I ty bulletin board - John Arnee I , Chairman
Student-Faculty dossiers - Dave Denlinger, Chairman
Sponsorship of new students - Dick Sprenkel and Ernie Dunwoody
Cooperation with Zoology G.S.A. - Larry Sanburg
History of the department - Norm Penny and Bert C legem
Coffee room - Gary Wi I son
The newsletter is published monthly and includes items pertaining to
E.G.S.A. activities, departmental news and noteworthy items from the
national and international scene which pertain to us as entomologists.
Bert Clegern acted as editor, reporter, and copy boy all wrapped into one
during the fall semester and as a committee of one, he did an outstanding
job. Others have recently expressed an interest in working on the newsletter
(namely Jerry DeV/itt); and it is our hope that as more become interested, the
newsletter can expand its scope and content. Bob Morden, faculty representative,
coord i nates the activities and concerns ot both the faculty and students.
He is to report to the faculty those ideas, opinions and decisions of the
E.G.S.A. which we feel are important to the functioning of the department.
At the same time, he will screen the material under discussion at the
faculty meetings and report to the steering committee only those items
which pertain directly to the graduate students or to their well-being within
As Co-chairmen of the Employment Opportunities, Herb Nigg and Jerry Nordin
have begun to accumulate lists of prospective jobs, however, the demand for
jobs is far exceeding the supply of job opportunities and any information
that you, as alumni, faculty, or students, may have pertaining to employment
would be greatly appreciated by this committee. John Amee I is in the
process of loading his cameras and will be sneaking into the various labs
to single out each individual for a candid photograph which will be placed
along with the individual's name and major interest on two bulletin boards:
one at the Natural History Survey and the other in Morrill Hall. Meanwhile
Dave Denlinger is attempting to accumulate enough information on each student
and faculty member such that a short dossier can be written for each member
of the department. The bulletin board coupled with the dossiers will serve
as means for a short introduction to each member of the department which
would aid new students and faculty members and visitors to the department.
These two projects will also have historical value in the years to come.
Sponsorship of new students will commence with the new students entering
during the summer and fall of 1970. This program, as outlined in the E.G.S.A.
Newsletter, will include communicating with prospective students; making
the university, the community, and most of all, the department, known to
the new people; giving them a tour of both the Natural History Survey and
Morrill Hall; and introducing them to the staff and students within the
department. These new students will also be sent a copy of the history
of the department which Norm Penny and Bert Clegern completed in January
and which was included in the January issue of the E.G.S.A. Newsletter.
Larry Sanburg is acting as our I i ason with the Zoology Graduate Student
Association in order that our two groups may coordinate activities and ideas.
The two groups shared a common coffee room during the first semester; however,
thorugh some remodeling on second floor of Morrill Hall, the Department of
Entomology now has a combination reference, browsing, conference and
coffee room. This does not mean that we should discontinue using the
original coffee room entirely since it offers a chance to associate with
the members of the Department of Zoology on a relaxed basis.
I feel that, during its short six months of existence, the E.G.S.A.
has made some major progress towards the aims and goals that it has set for
itself. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to those students
who have spent the time and effort required for the success of those programs
which have been initialed. To those students who have not taken an
interest, I invite you to join us in "trying to strengthen the association
such that it represents all the graduate students in entomology. I
also invite the faculty, and alumni to join us in our endeavors and any
criticism, ideas, suggestions, or comments you might have pertaining
to the E.G.S.A. and its function within the department would be greatly
appreciated. On behalf of the E.G.S.A. I would like to thank Dr. Larsen
who has cooperated with us in every conceivable way in our attempts to
get the Association off on the right foot. I hope in our own small way
we have shown that not every student-conceived organization is out to
destroy the establishment; rather, it is our aim to strengthen the department
of wh ich we are a pari .
J .K. Olson
Eddie Wayne Cupp - June, 1969
Eddie Wayne Cupp was born April 7, 194 1, in High Splint, Kentucky.
Ed attended Elmhurst College from 1960-61 in Liberal Arts. He attended
Murray Stale College from 1961-64 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in biology and history in June of 1964. As an undergraduate, Ed
was a member of Beta Beta Beta. After graduation in 1964, Ed went to work
with Dr. Breman in the vector control program of the Tennessee Valley
Authority. Just prior to entering the University of Illinois, Ed worked
for six months as a senior lab technician in the Lutheran General Hospital
i n Park Ri dge, I II i nois .
He entered the University of Illinois in the Department of Entomology
in 1965. While he was here at the University of Illinois, Ed was supported
on a Public Health Traineeship. He was also the recipient of a two-monlh
I nter-Amer i can program fellowship in 1 rop i ca I medicine which he received
from Louisiana State University. The I nter-Arner ican program fellowship
was an excellent opportunity for Ed to spend approximately 8 weeks in
Latin America studying the principal problems of tropical medicine in such
countries as Costa Rica, Honduras, Sal Salvadore, Guatemala, Mexico and
Panama. Ed's primary interests are in medical entomology for which reason
he came to train under Dr. Horsfall here at the University of Illinois.
On graduation he was nominated to Sigma Xi and was a member of the Entomologica
Society of America. Ed received his Ph.D. in June of 1969. He carried out
his thesis research under the direction of Dr. William Horsfall on the
effect of thermal stress during embryogeny on the larval and imaginal
morphology of Aedes aegypt i .
When Ed left he accepted a position in the Department of Parasitology
of the School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Tulane University
Medica I School .
Harlan Wade Fowler, Jr. - June, 1969
Harlan. Wade Fowler, Jr., was born July 29, 1928, in Arcadia, Florida.
He grew up in Florida where he attended Desota County High School graduating
in 1946. Wade then attended Florida South College from 1948 to 1950 where
he majored in business administration and music. From 1950-53 he attended
the University of Florida majoring in entomology and received a Bachelor of
Science degree in 1953. From 1953-55 Wade also attended the University of
Florida where he studied bacteriology. Wade also spent a year at the
Uni versify of Maryland from 1957-58.
Wade entered the United States Army in the preventative medical corps as
an officer at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, where he served from 1953-55.
He also attended the Army Medical Service school in 1955 and completed the
basic officers course. He served in Korea from 1955-56 as Entomologist and
Public Health Director. He served with the 406 Medical General Lab in Japan
from 1956-58 where he worked as a research entomologist. He served as an
instructor in the Army Medical Service School at Ft. Sarn Houston in 1958.
In September of 1959 Wade entered the University of Illinois 1o begin his
graduate studies toward the Ph.D. degree. Wade was able to stay only one
year to the fall of I960 and then had to return to active duly. After
completing one year of course work at Illinois, Wade served in the following
posrMons: From 1959-62 he was Research Entomologisl with the U.S. Army
Environmental Labs at Edgewood, Maryland; from 1962-65 he served as Medical
Entomologist and Consultant with the U.S. Army European Ground Troops in
Landsdol, Germany; from September 1965-Deccmber 1965 he was student officer
in the Medical Field Systems School at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
In January, 1965, Wade returned to the University of Illinois to continue
his graduate studies in medical entomology. While he was here at the
University of Illinois, he completed his course work and his thesis
requirements under the direction of Dr. William Horsfall. His thesis research
was on the bionomics of Aedes vexans. By the time he had completed his
training here at Illinois he had been promoted to the rank of Lt. Col. and
upon completion of his degree program was assigned to Viet Nam.
Wade is a dedicated entomologist who will make a contribution not only
to entomology but also through faithful service 1o his country in the
department of preventative medicine. He is a member of the Entomological
Society of American and the American Mosquito Conlrol Association.
Franklin Chang - October, 1969
Franklin Chang was born February 12, 1942, in Princeton, New Jersey.
Frank's family subsequently moved to Maryland where he attended high school
and entered the Univeristy of Maryland. He completed a major in entomology
and received the B.S. degree in June of 1963. As an undergraduate, Frank
worked summers for the Forest Insects Laboratory in the Forest Service of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture also as a biological aide in the Plant
Pest Control Division of the U.S.D.A. Frank applied to the Universify of
Illinois for graduate study in entomology in the fall of 1963 but opted for
an offer from Purdue University where he started his graduate training under
the direction of Dr. Stan Friedman. When Dr. Friedman came to Illinois in
1964, Frank Iransf erred his graduate position to the University of Illinois
where he entered the Department of Entomology in the fall of 1964. Frank
continued to work in 1he U.S.D.A. laboratories in the summer of I963 and I964
in the Plant Pest Control Division and the Insect Physiology Lab.
While at the University of Maryland, Frank earned the Ernest M. Corray
scholarship two consecutive years in I962 and I963. He also received a
certificate of distinguished scholarship and graduated with honors. He was
a member of Alpha Zeta (honorary fraternity) and a member of the Entomological
Society of America. While at the University of Illinois, Frank was on the
U.S. Public Health Training Grant and carried out his research under the
direction of Dr. Stan Friedman in insect physiology and biochemistry. Frank
completed the Ph.D. requirements in October of I969. His research was on
the developmental analysis of the uptake and release of lipids by the fat
body in 1he tobacco horn worm, Manduca sex 1a . When Frank completed his
work he accepted a job in the Department of Biology at Alma College in
Alma, Michigan. He is involved in teaching basic biology courses and will
undoubledly look forward to developing a teaching program of his own
Gary Eugene Eertmoed - October, 1969
Gary Eugene Eertmoed was born April 24, 1939, in Pekin, Illinois.
Gary is a true product of the Midwest having grown up and spent his
childhood, years in Pekin. He attended Pekin Illinois Communily High
School where he graduated in 1957. Gary attended Illinois State Normal
University in Bloomington where he graduated in June of 1961 in biology
and general science and earned the Bacherlor's degree with certification
in education. While attending Normal he held a slate teacher's education
scholarship. Gary's interest in entomology goes back to h i s high school
days when he won an award for his school science exhibition on insects.
Gary entered 1he University of Illinois in the Department of Entomology
in September of I96I. While Gary was working on his Ph.D. in Entomology
his wife, Beity, was also attending school here where she completed her
degree and certification in the teacher training program in biological
sciences. While a graduate student here at the University, Gary held both
research and teaching assi stantsh ips. He carried out his Ph.D. work under
the direction of Dr. Richard Selander. His thesis was on the phenetic
re lationshi ps of the Epipsocetae (Psocoptera) : The higher taxa and the
species of two new families. On the completion of his doctoral work in
October, 1 969, Gary returned to his alma mater where he assumed the position
of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Illinois State
University in Normal. He is busily engaged in their teaching program and
will develop a research program of his own.
Frank Ray Voorhees - October, 1 969
Frank Ray Voorhees was born December 8, I935, in Pekin, Illinois. Frank
is one of two of our graduates this year to come from Pekin. Frank spent
his early years in Pekin but subsequently moved to Florida where he attended
Landa High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Having become relocated to the
southern climes, Frank attended the Universiiy of Florida from 1 953-58
where he received a Bachelor of Science Education in Math and Science Educafion
and was certified as a secondary school teacher. Frank taught science at
Trenton High School in Florida. In the summer of I960 he held an N.S.F.
fellowship for biology teachers, where he attended the Appalachian State
Teachers College from 1960-62. Frank taught math and biology as a high
school teacher for the government in Tumon High School in Agauna on the
island of Guam. From 1 962-65 Frank taught chemistry and physics in Gilman,
Illinois. In addition to h i s high school teaching while on Guam he also
taught evening courses in physics and math at the U.S. Armed Forces Institute
at Anderson Air Force Base.
Frank applied "to the University of Illinois in the Department of
Zoology in 1965 and began his student work with a fellowship. Frank
also served as a teaching assistant in Zoology 104 and Zoology 333. Frank
compleled a Master's degree under the direction of Dr. Watterson on the
embryology of the chick. On the completion of his Master's degree Frank
petitioned for transfer into the Department of Entomology and in 1967-68
was awarded a university fellowship. Frank completed his Ph.D. program
under the direction of Dr. William Horsfall. He worked on the genesis
of the reproductive system of the mosquito Aedes stirnulans (Walker) as
influenced by serial temperature.
With Frank's strong interest in leaching he accepted a position in
the' Department of Biology at Knox College where he will be teaching
biology, as well as developing his own research program. Frank is a dedicated
teacher and will make a contribution io the future training of biology
teachers in the state of Illinois. He is returning to the University of
Illinois in the summer of 1970 to continue some of h i s thesis research on
a postdoctoral basis with Dr. Horsfall.
Richard Charles Weddle - October, 1969
Richard Charles Weddle was born February 21, 1934, in Indianapolis,
Indiana. He grew up in Indianapolis where he attended Southport High School
graduating in 1952. In the fall of 1952 Dick entered Ball Stale Teachers
College in Munsey, Indiana, where he majored in physical education. After
a year at Munsey, Dick transferred to the University of North Dakola which
he attended from 1954-59 and received his Bachelor's degree in Augusl of
1959. From the fall of 1960-63 Dick continued on at the University of
North Dakofa and received a Master's degree in June of 1963. While at the
University of North Dakota, Dick worked as a lab assistant in general
biology for two years. His Master's work was in zoology and ecology. He
worked on edaphic conditions of the soil moisture and temperature and how
they relafed Io micro habitat.
Dick entered the University of Illinois in 1963 to continue his
graduate studies as a candidate for 1he Ph.D. degree in entomology. While
at the University of Illinois, Dick served as a teaching and research
assistant. He carried on his graduate work under the direction of Dr. Richard
Selander. He worked on the experimental studies of the ecological and
hormonal control of postembryonic ontogeny in blister beetles of the
genus Epicauta. On completion of his Ph.D. in October of I969 Dick left
the academic field and went into the cornmerical world where he accepted a
position with the Stoker Company in El Central, California.
Willi am Robert Campbell - February, 1970
William Robert Campbell was born February 2, 1942, in Roanoke, Virginia.
Bill is a product of the South having grown up in Roanoke where he attended
Jefferson Senior High School, graduating in June, 1959. At that time Bi'l I
entered Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg where he received a B.S.
degree in June, 1963. As an undergraduate he majored in the biological
sciences. Bill broadened his background by attending Roanoke College in
Salem, Virginia, in the summer of 1961 and the University of Virginia at
Charlottesville in the summer of 1962. He returned to Virginia Polytechnic
Institute i n tie fall of 1963 to work on a Master's degree which he completed
under Dr. Cochran in August of 1965. While a graduate student at V.P.I.
he worked i n the secondary science training program for gifted students
and served as a teaching assistant. The fitle of his Master's thesis was
a study of the genetics and biochemistry of DDT resistance in two independently
selected strains of the German cockroach.
Bill entered the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois
in September of 1965. While he was a student here at Illinois he was on a
U.S. Public Health Training Grant. He did his graduate work under the
direction of Dr. Clyde Kearns in insect toxicology. He did his research
on purification properties of house fly head acetylcholinesterase and on
the inhibition of fly head acetylcholinesterase using a bis QM-hydroxypheny I ]
trimethyl ammonium iodide esters of polymethy lenedi carbami c acid. On the
completion of his Ph.D. work in February, 1970, Bill accepted a position
at Purdue University in the Department of Entomology. He is now carrying
on an active research program in that laboratory.
Roscoe Randell - February, 1970
Roscoe Randell was born March II, 1930, in Tuscola, Illinois. Roscoe
is also a product of the Central Midwest. He attended Tuscola Community
High School where he graduated in spring of 1947. Roscoe entered the
University of Illinois in the fall of 1947 in the College of Agriculture.
He received a B.S. degree in June of 1951 in general agriculture. Roscoe
interrupted his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois for a
hitch in the U.S. Army during 1952-53. He returned in 1953 where he
transferred .into the general agricultural and teacher training curriculum.
When he graduated in 1951 from 1he College of Agriculture he was also
certified to teach in vocational agriculture. Roscoe entered the Graduate
College in I954 where he received a Master's degree in education in June of
He came back to the University in the fall of I965 where he entered
graduate school in the Department of Entomology. Having had his Master's
degree in education he did a major in entomology and a minor in education.
Roscoe has worked as an instructor in Agricultural Entomology for the
Extension Service in agriculture and home economics. He also worked in
the Section of Economic Entomology at the Illinois Natural History Survey.
Roscoe completed the Ph.D. requirements in February, 1970. He did his graduate
work under the direction of Dr. William Luckmann of the Natural History
Survey. He did his thesis work on the bionomics of the corn leaf aphid,
Rhopa losi phum maidis (Fitch). Upon the completion of his graduate work,
Roscoe continued with the State Natural History Survey where he had worked
for a number of years between receiving his Master's degree and returning
to graduate school.
Ching-chieh Yu - February, 1970
Ching-chieh Yu was born June 10, 1940, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, China.
He attended the local primary school and then attended Taiwan Provincial
Taoyuan Agricultural School from 1952-58. He received a B.S. degree in
entomology from Taiwan Provincial Chung-Hsing University in 1962. After
graduation, he was enlisted to serve in the Chinese Army as second lieutenant
platoon leader for one year.
He passed the Chinese Civil Service examinations and was employed as
junior specialist in the Laboratory of Entomology and Phytopathology,
Bureau of Commodity Inspection and Quaranfine in Taipei, Taiwan, for one
year. In September, 1964, he came to the United States and pursued further
study in the University of Georgia. He received a M.S. degree in entomology
in 1966. At Georgia, he had the opportunity to rneef Dr. U.E. Brady, a
University of Illinois entomology alumnus who is a faculty member in
Georgia. Dr. Brady recommended Ching to attend the University of Illinois
for Ph.D. study.
Ching finished his Ph.D. degree on February, 1970, under the direction
of Dr. Kearns. The thesis is entitled comparative study of insect
chol i nesterases with special reference to substituted phenyl N-alkyl
monocarbamates and bis-carbamates. His major interest is on~the insecticide
selectivity. Currently he is an instructor for the Department of Entomology
helping with the teaching of insect toxicology in Spring, 1970.
Regarding the future planning, he would like to do research or a combination
of research and leaching on insect toxicology and insect biochemistry. He is
a member of the Entomological Society of America, American Chemical Society
Ch i ng was married to Stella in August, 1969. Currently Stella is
working in the University of Illinois Chemistry Department. Last summer
they traveled through the eastern part of Canada and the United States.
They spent their honeymoon in the Rocky Mountain Nalional Park in
PRESENT ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS
Chery I Lynn Adams
I was born June 28, -1947, in Anna, Illinois. I attended Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale where I received a B.A. degree. I carne
to the University of Illinois in September of 1969 and I arn being supported
by a University Fellowship. My anticipated thesis research will be
physiological ecology. Future goals: Desire research and academic position.
John J . Amee I
I was born January II, 1941, in Manhattan, Kansas, where I attended
high school and Kansas State University. I received my B.S. in entomology
from Kansas State in 1963 and departed for the Lake Itaska biological
station of the University of Minnesota for summer field courses in entomology
and invertebrate zoology. I returned to Kansas State for a Master's degree
in entomology under Dr. T.L. Hopkins. My topic was symptoms of insecticidal
and physiological stress on cockroaches. In 1965 I was fortunate to attend
an eight week course in tropical insect ecology sponsored by Organization
for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica. That fall I entered the University of
Illinois for work on a doctorate. While here I have been supported by an
NDEA Title IV Fellowship, a teaching ass i stant sh i p in biology, and a research
My thesis research concerns the biology and ecology of stored grain
insects, primarily the Cadelle, Tenebrioides mauri tani cus . This pest has
been found in a wide variety of stored products and is a major pest in some
parts of the world. I have been running detailed studies of its feeding
habits as a germ feeder and am running food utilization studies on a variety
of diets at different environmental conditions.
At present my plans for the future are open. I would like to pursue
some phase of biospe leology , a field of interest which has grown out of a
recently developed hobby. And there is also a desire to return to the
Central American tropics for ecological research.
My oulside interests include hiking, mountain climbing, caving, cycling,
nature and cave photography and SCUBA diving.
Advisor: G.P. Vialdbauer.
Angel Berrios-Orti z
My research concerns the anatomy of immature stages of Epicauta segmenta
(Coleoptera - Meloidae).
Advisor: R.B. Selander.
I was born October 14, 1942, in Taiwan, China. I was educated at the
National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, China, and have received
a B.S. degree in agriculture from that university. I am self-supported.
My specialization within entomology is economic entomology. My future goals
and plans are to be a teacher and doing research work in Department of Entomology,
National Taiwan University, Taipei, or "to do research work in any institute
in Taiwan. My outside interests include music (classic and hit songs),
.movies, mountain climbing, fishing, reading (especially philosophical essays).
Advisor: W.H. Luckmann.
Robert (Bert) W. C legem
I was born February 28, 1943, in San Diego, California. I am married
(Carol) and we have a son, Jimmy, who was born March 16, 1969, in Enid,
Oklahoma. I received my B.A. degree in biology from the University of
Colorado, Boulder, in 1963 and my M.S. degree in entomology from "the University
of Illinois, Urbana, in 1966. I am currently being supported by the Air
Force Institute of Technology. I taught avialion physiology to pilot trainees
in the Air Force for three years. My specialization within entomology is
medical entomology. Course work is foreseen for still another year, however,
thesis research is in systems analysis of insects of medical importance
(statistical-computer study of inter-relationships of the various faciors
in the ecology and control of an insect).
My proposed study is on the house fly as a mechanical transmitter of
My future plans include returning to the Air Force as a medical
entomologist after receipt of the Ph.D. I intend fo make the Air Force a
career, spending at least fifteen more years in the service. My possible
assignments in medical entomology include several overseas countries as well
as many stateside locations and all of these possibilities are positions
that entail research and consultant work as their prime duties. After
retirement, I plan to teach and do research at the college level, hopefully
Outside interests include taking my family to enjoy scenic areas, adding
to rny insect collection (primary interest = Diptera - Syrphidae), playing
softball and other sports, playing bridge, listening to music (favorite =
Baroque?) and reading in general to try to keep up with the world.
Advisor: R.L. Metcalf.
Lena B. Brattsten
My specialization within entomology is toxicology. My thesis research
is study of drug degrading enzymes.
Advisor: R.L. Metcalf .
Davi d Den I i nger
It's been 2 1/2 years since I left the hills of Pennsylvania and
wandered onto the Illinois prairie. My interests in physiology and ecology
have focused on a study of diapause in species of Sarcophaga under the
direction of Drs. Fraenkel and Willis. More specifically my thesis involves
working out the hormonal control of diapause induction in these animals.
Although my thesis has not provided much opportunity for field work, I hope
to become involved in field studies in the future. I am especially interested
in doing some work in the tropics. Upon the compleiion of my degree I hope
to combine a teaching and research career in an academic situation.
Outside of the lab it has been a greaf year also. Judy and I had an
opporf unity to travel around Europe last summer ■ — I highly recommend it
as a way to get psyched for prelims! Judy is enjoying her second year as
a first grade teacher at Robeson Elementary School in Champaign. In rny
free time I I i ke to get out and swing an insect net, play tennis, or do a
I i tt le oi I pai nti ng.
I was born November 20, 1945, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I received
my B.S. from Pennsylvania S1a1e University. I am being supported by an
NDEA Title IV Fe I lowship.
Advi sor: Judith W i I lis.
During the past year I have concluded research for my Master's on the
effects of photoperiodic variations on diapause in the alfalfa weevil.
Additional summer research on Cannabis sativa (marijuana) yielded a thrips
(Oxyth rips cannaben sis) new to the United States and was coined 'the pot
I attended the E.S.A. meetings in Chicago and spent some time during
the summer at Leech Lake, Minnesota.
During the past year I was author or co-author of the following papers:
Lethal limits of low temperature for the alfalfa weevil in Illinois. J. econ.
Evidence of a second generation of the alfalfa weevil in southern Illinois.
J. econ. Ent. 62:509-510.
Preliminary study of the bionomics of the alfalfa weevil on soybeans.
J. econ. Ent. 62: 1234-1235.
Advisor: W.H. Luckrnann.
P. Michael Fox
I lived in Madisonvi I le, Kentucky, until I finished high school and
then moved to Lexington where I studied at the University of Kentucky for
a B.S. degree in zoology (1963) and an M.S. degree in entomology (1965). While
at Kentucky, I worked with Dr. J.G. Rodriquez on the bionomics of macrochelid
mites and with Dr. R. Thurston on problems of phytotoxi ci ty of insecticides
on tobacco. Research for rny M.S. thesis was a study of certain aspects of
the parasitic relationship between the green pea aphid and Aphi di us smi thi .
Since 1965 I have been at the University of Illinois working for the Ph.D.
degree in insect physiology. During this time, I have been supported by an
NDEA Fellowship and a research assi stantsh i p under the U.S.A.F. grant to
Dr. Larsen. My research has been a study of the properties and subcellular
distribution of the enzyme, glutamic acid decarboxylase in the brain of the
I plan to finish the degree requirements in June, 1970, and spend the
remainder of the year in post-doclora I research in this department. I will
also be working for an academic teaching-research position to begin in
September, 1970. I would prefer to move out to one of the western states
when I leave Illinois but geographic location is not a primary consideration.
Advisor: J.R. Larsen.
Jerorne E. Freier
I was born May 26, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio. I attended primary and
secondary school in Temperance, Michigan, where I graduated from Bedford
High School in 1964. At that time, I entered Central Michigan University
and received a B.S. degree in biology in 1969. Following graduation I
taught high school biology at Tri-County Area High School in Howard City,
Michigan, during the spring of 1969.
I am presently pursuing my first year of course work at the University
of Illinois on a U.S.P.H. Traineeship for financial support. My area of
interest and specialization deals primarily with various aspects of
carbohydrate metabolism, however, I have not yet seclected a definite problem
for my research investigation.
Moral support and social advice are derived from rny wife, Lynda, who
is a speech therapist for the Rantou I City Schools. Together, we share
interests in travel and amateur ornithology. Alone, I am interested in
photography and tennis.
Adyjsor: S. Friedman.
Francis E. Gardner, Jr.
I was born December 13, 1938, in Wichita, Kansas. I went to high
school in Clearwater, Kansas, received my B.A. in biology from Ottawa
University, Ottawa, Kansas. I went on the receive my M.S. degree in
biology from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. I came to the
University of Illinois in September, 1968. I am being supported by a
U.S.P.H.S. Traineeship in Cell Biology. My wife, Carolyn, and I have a
daughter, Stephanie Suzanne.
My research interest is the neurophysiology of the American cockroach,
P. americana (L.). I am presently investigating various aspects of the
effects of nicotine upon the electrophysiological activity of the sixth
abdorni na I gang I i on .
At present, my job interests lead toward an academic position which
allows the maximum time possible to continue research, especially in an
environment which would expand rny experience in e lectrophys io logy . An
industrial position which would allow me a similar learning opportunity
is also attractive.
My outside interests include my family, golf (when time permits),
bowling, hunting, football and basketball. I enjoy informal get-togethers,
especially o.ut-of -doors .
Advisor: J.G. Sternburg.
Howard R. Harris
My wife, Joan, and I have a new baby daughter, Margaret Lillian,
born September 26, 1969, weighing 7 lbs. and 2 ozs.
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 5, 1943, and educated
in Public School No. 158, Berrirnan Junior High School No. 64, John Adams
High School in Queens and The City College of the City University of New
York in Manhattan. I received my Master's degree in entomology at Clernson
University, Clernson, South Carolina, in May of 1969.
I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in entomology and expect to complete
these studies by 1972 or thereabouts...
My financial support here at Illinois consists of a half-time teaching
assistantship in the Department of Biology, but I am hoping for a N.S.F.
Graduate Fellowship for next fall semester and beyond.
Since the summer of 1966 and when I began my studies in Clemson, I
have been working on projects involving entomology or the teaching of
biology. In Maine, .1 was employed temporarily in the collecting and
preparing of material for research into Black Fly and mosquito bionomics
for the National Museum in Washington. At Clemson I was fortunate in
that my assistantship (research) allowed me to devote the greater portion
of my time to my own research in the taxonomy of the Pine Tip moth,
Rhyacionia fru strana and related species, (R. r igidana , R. sonia and R.
sub tropi ca) ■ Last summer (1969) Dr. Selander employed rne for the rearing
of several of his Meloidae for the collecting of eggs and the observation
of ontogenetic development.
My interests in entomology center around the bionomics and systematics
or taxonomy of insects and I hope to pursue these studies under the guidance
of Dr. Selander toward my degree goal.
I anticipate 1hat my research will involve some behavioral aspect of
the Meloid beetles, as it may be affected by environmental changes and/or
inter- and i ntraspecif ic activities.
Upon obtaining my degree, I hope to teach at the college level in the
field of entomology, with emphasis on bionomics and morphology as they relate
to systematics (or taxonomy).
My "outside" interests include reading, listening to good music (mainly
classical and the like), collecting stamps and coins (when I can), playing
the guitar, attending the theater (when finances permit), a weekly Hebrew
class, traveling (as extensively as possible), mountain climbing (HA in
Illinois!), meeting people, cooking, drawing insects, visiting museums and
spending money, although not in that order and certainly not at the same
Advisor: R.B. Selander.
I was born April 4, I947, in Ruston, Louisiana. I received my B.A.
degree from Grambling College, Grambling, Louisiana. I am being supported
by a teaching assistantship. My major field of interest is medical entomology.
Advi sor : J .R. Larsen.
Feng-kuo (Frank) Hsieh
I was born September I, 1 940, in Taiwan, China. I received a B.S.
degree from the National Taiwan Universify in I963, and fulfilled the M.S.
requirements in entomology at V.P.I, in I968. Currently I am working
on morphology and physiology of the alfalfa weevil by means of electron
microscopy toward a Ph.D. under Drs. Armbrust and Luckmann.
My wife, Linda, and I find wonderful life in our marriage. Vie love music,
sports and photography. Recently I traveled to Indiana to collect a bunch
of classical music records with miracle prices ($l-2 per record). Linda
plays basketball and chess while I am a valuable table tennis player. I also
plan to be an amateur photographer in t hie future.
I am co-author of the following paper:
Pienkowski, Robert L., Feng-kuo Hsieh, and G. Leonard LeCato III. 1969.
Sexual dimorphism and morphometric differences in the Eastern, Western,
and Egyptian alfalfa weevils. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 62(6) : 1 268- 1269.
Advisor: W.H. Luckmann.
Inder P. Kapoor
I was born September 9, 1937, in Multan, West Pakistan. I received a
B.S. (Hons.) in agriculture from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
I did graduate work at the University of California, Riverside, and then
transferred to the University of Illinois in September, 1968. I have been
supported by the following: Research assistant, Ministry of Food and
Agriculture (Department of Food), New-Delhi, India; research assistant,
University of California, Riverside; research assistant, University of
Illinois, Urbana. My specialization is insect toxicology and economic
entomology. My thesis research is the comparalive metabolism of DDT and
some related analogues in mammals, insects and environment. My future
goals concerning jobs: Research - metabolism of pesticides in the environment;
academic job preferred. Outside interests: This area is hard to describe.
I have too many interests but can't do anything about it. Dr. Metcalf is
quife capable of keeping me busy. Incidentally, I play lennis, cricket,
softball. I also love to watch professional football on TV alone. P.S.
I sti I I I i ke girls.
Advisor: R.L. Metcalf.
Grace Hsiao-mei Keh
I was born September 19, 1947, in the Republic of China. I received
my B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei in June, 1969.
I came to the University of Illinois in Sep-f ember, 1969, and am being
supported by a research ass i stantsh i p . Future goals and jobs desired: up
to now, I have general interest in enlomology. As a new graduate student,
I hope I can learn more, then I can decide my major field. I hope I can
get a research job in the future. My outside interests include hiking,
traveling, collecting stamps, reading and music.
Advi sor : Judi th Willis.
Moh inder S. Khalsa
I was born December II, 1925 in Quefta (now W. Pakistan). My wife's
name is Surjit. I attended Punjab Agricultural College, Lyallpur (then
India now W. Pakisian Agricultural University) and fhe Government Agricultural
College, Kanpur, India (now Institute of Agricultural Sciences) where I
received the B.S. (agriculture) in 1946 and the M.S. (agriculture) in 1950.
I am currently being supported on a U.S.A.I.D. Fellowship.
I have served as a Crop Protection Assistant from August, 1946, to
July, 1947, with the State Department of Agriculture, Punjab; Jr. Lecturer
and Lecturer in Entomology at the Kanpur Institute from 1950-51 and 1952-53
respectively; Sr. Sugarcane Protection Inspector, with the State Department
of Sugarcane Development in U.P. India, from 1954 to July, 1963; Assistant
Professor of Enlomology at the Kanpur Institute from August, 1963, to February,
1965; and Extension Entomologist at the U.P. Agricultural University,
Pantnagar, India (a land grant University), from March, 1965, to August, 1969.
I am now on sabbatical leave. I have had nearly twenty years field experience
in management of insect pests of the crops like, sugarcane, rice, cotton,
corn, soybeans, peaches and apples in India. Also I possess a field scale
rodent management experience in an area of 100,000 acres, in the Tarai (foothill)
belt of U.P. state of India.
I am interested in integrated control of crop and orchard pests. My
thesis research is on the fate of a group of insecticides in the ecosystem.
Future goals and plans: I prefer a research job in U.S.A. and/or Asian
My outside interests are social work for the handicapped, foreign
languages, hunting and photography.
Advisor: W.H. Luckrnann.
The natal star appeared over the stockyard's district in Chicago on
September 8, 1940. For it was in the "windy city" that I grew up and
attended North Park College (B.S., 1963). After college I left Chicago,
complements of Uncle Sam, to serve as a medical entomologist at Ft. Detrick,
Maryland. Upon completion of my active military service, I entered Yale's
School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (M.P.H., 1967)
where I also met my wife, Joan (W.E.D., 1968)!
During the past three years, I have had several interesting job
experiences: the Aedes aegypti eradication program in Mobile, Alabama
(summer, 1966); Ya I e-Rockefe I ler arbovirus laboratories (summer, 1967);
teaching assistant in medical entomology and insect control (University of
Illinois, 1968); and a Lousiana State University Tropical Medicine Fellowship
to Central America (summer, 1968). (This last experience through Latin
America made me realize that other cultures have many things to offer, and
my wife and I hope to travel more in the future.) At present, I am being
supported by an N.S.F. Traineeship.
This past year was spent partly on course work, but primarily on my thesis
research. The problem involves a closer look into the host feeding preferences
of Culex pip i ens pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae). Interest along this line
of research stems from the fact that members of the Culex pipiens complex
have been incriminated as "vectors" in the St. Louis encephalitis outbreak
in Southern- I I I i nois . Therefore, an understanding of the seasonal feeding
pattern of C. p_. pipiens and hybrids of the same subspecies is necessary.
My major Tnterests outside of the laboratory fall into two general
categories: sports and music. Tennis, swimming, fly fishing, and ice
skating are my favorite forms of recreation. My one-time great rendition
of Chopin's etudes has degenerated to country western-rock masterpieces.
Advisor: R.L. Metcalf.
Donald E. Kuhlman
I was born September 24, 1933, in Quincy, Illinois. My wife's name
is Donna. I received my B.S. and M.S. from the University of Illinois.
I am now working on my Ph.D. and also working as an Extension Entomologist
at the Stale Natural History Survey of the University of Illinois. My
specialization within entomology is field crop insects. My thesis research
is bionomics of western and northern corn rootwonns. When my studies are
completed I will continue to work as an Extension Entomologist. My primary
outside interest is golf.
Advisor: V/.H. Luckmann
I was born in Taiwan, China, on October 4, 1942. I was graduated from
the Department of Plant Pathology and Entomology, National Taiwan University
and received a B.S. in June, 1964. Following this, I spent one year in
the Chinese Army serving as Second Lieutenant. In September, 1965, I entered
the Research Institute of Plant Pathology and Entomology of the National
Taiwan University. I completed my M.S. program over there and received
the degree in June, 1967. My M.S. thesis was entitled, "An artificial
diet for rearing Prodenia I itura" (in Chinese). I came to this country in
September, 1967. I have completed my courses during the past two years.
After passing my preliminary examination last October, I was then able
to devote all my time on research. Now I am working on house cricket,
Acheta domestica , acetylcholinesterase. The methods for approach are:
parti a I purification, study, physical and chemical properties of the enzyme,
electrophoref i c study, kinetic study, h i stocherni ca I localization. I am
really enjoying my work. I have a desire to continue this line of work and
prepare myself to do both research and teaching in the area of life science.
I attended the Chicago E.S.A. meetings.
Advisor: R.L. Metcalf.
I am working under Dr. Ellis MacLeod teaching in two Entomology 103
labs. My research involves the reproductive biology of Chrysopa oculata .
By feeding female lacewings a combination of aphids and artificial diet,
we -have been able to get over 2,000 eggs from one female. Mass rearing of
C. oculata for possible inundative release in field crops could be ultimate
use of our resu Its.
I attended the E.S.A. meetings in Chicago and spent another summer
as a ranger-naturalist at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The work
on the biology of Neur oca I pus nubi I u s (Miridae) I did for my Master's
degree may be published in two parts this year.
Advisor: E.G. MacLeod.
Adolf o Mo I ina-Pardo
I received the degree of "Ingeniero Agronorno" from the Universidad
Nacional de Colombia, in 1964. I was a member of the Faculty at the
Uni vers i dad de Marino when L.A.S.P.A.U. in 1967 made possible for me to
come to the States to specialize. Last June, I received my M.S. and now
I am working on honey bee pheromones. I recently mat lied Teresa who is
also f rom Co I omb i a .
Advisor: E.R. Jaycox.
My wife, Annette, and I have a daughter, Kristina, who is three. I
was born in 1939 in Greene County, Iowa. I received my pre-colloge education
in the rural community of Scranton, Iowa. In 1957 I attended Iowa State
University and two years later transferred to the University of Northern
Iowa where I received my B.A. in 1962. Three and a half years later after
teaching in Dysart, Iowa, and Rockford, Illinois, my wife and I returned
1o the University of Northern Iowa and obtained our M.A. degiees. From here
we came to the University of Illinois. While at the University, I have been
supported by a research ass i stantsh i p and by a U.S. P.M. Traineeship. At
present I am working on some phenological phenomena of the evergreen bagwonn,
Thyri do pteryx epherneraef ormi s by comparing different geographic populations.
Next year I plan to apply for a college position which will offer both
teaching and research opportunities. The northwest area of the U.S. interests
both my wife and I, but with job opportun i 1 i es being limited we cerlainly are
nol restricting ourselves to this area of the country.
We both enjoy many outdoor sports including tennis, golf, swimming,
sailing, canoeing and boating as well as traveling and camping along the way.
Advisor: G.P. Waldbauer.
Louis Morel 1 i
I was born November 6, 1 944, in Utica, New York. I am not married.
I received my B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego and rny
M.S. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana. I arn being supported
by a teaching ass i stantsh i p . My specialization within entomology is insect
embryology. My thesis will deal with providing a detailed account of the
embryonic development in Aedes vexans — a common f loodwater mosquito.
Advisor: J .R. Larsen.
Herbert N. Nigg
I was born July 9, I94I, in Detroit, Michigan. My wife, Kirsten,
and I have two children, Lee (5 years) and Karen (2 I/2 years). I received
rny B.S. from Michigan State University in I967. I came to the University of
Illinois in February, I968, and have been supported by a U.S. P. U.S.
Traineeship. My specialization is biochemistry and toxicology. My thesis
research involves the purification, and characterization (inhibitors, M.W.,
function) of an esterase in the house fly head. My future goals include
research on rapid extraction and characterization procedures for proteins
of resistant and susceptible insects. I would prefer a warmer climate than
Illinois. I also prefer an academic position but would accept an industrial
position depending on the research I would be involved in and the area of
Outside interests: hiking, swimming, tennis, bridge, sailing, fishing,
soflball and basketball.
Adv i sor : C . W . Kearns/R. L . Metca I f .
Gerald L. Nordin
My present research is on the virus diseases of the fall webworm,
Hyphantria cunea , with emphasis on the nuclear polyhedrosis virus. In
August I attended the A.I.B.S. meetings in Vermont with Dr. Maddox, and I
also attended the E.S.A. meetings in Chicago. Two publications appeared
G.L. Nordin and J.E. Appleby. 1969. Bionomics of the juniper webworm.
Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 62:287-292.
G.L. Nordin and J.E. Appleby. 1969. Chemical control of the juniper
webworm on Irish juniper. J. Econ. Entomol. 62:23-24.
Advisor: W.H. Luckmann
J immy K. 01 son
September, 1969, marked the end of the second year that my wife,
Joanne; my two girls, Teresa and Kristine; and I have spent in the land of
the fighting (???) I Mini. Dr. W.R. Horsfall continues to be my advisor
and I still hang out up in room 415, Morrill Hall. This past year saw
the completion of course work, the passing of my prelims, and a good start
on my thesis research. This research involves the effect that temperature
alternating between two extremes has on organogenesis in Aedes sti mula ns
(Walker). It is my hope as well as that of my wife's thai I will complete
my work by no later than June, 1971. Upon the receipt of my Ph.D., I would
like to return to the land where the water runs in a westward direction. I
am presently interested in insect bionomics and applied entomology and would
like to do extension research for a while or take an academic position which
involves both teaching and research in the applied aspects of entomology.
At present I plan on continuing my research work; humbling Gary Wilson in
handball, paddleball, and any other competitive sport where only two can
play; and learning chess since I can't beat my wife at bridge!
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho on February 18, 1942.
Attended University of Idaho where I received my B.S. in agriculture
(major: entomology) in June, 1965.
Presently working towards my Ph.D. under an NDEA Title IV Fellowship.
Jobs: Insect surveyor for the U.S.D.A., A.R.S., Plant Pest Control Division
during the summers of 1961-64.
Officer in U.S. Army Chemical Corps, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah:
in charge of the field research unit responsible for studying
host-vector relationships of various arthropod-borne diseases.
Publications: Olson, J.K., R.E. Elbel, and K.L. Smari . 1968. Mosquito
collections by CDC miniature light traps and livestock-
baited stable traps at Callao, Utah. Mosquito News, 28:512-516,
Advisor: W.R. Horsfal I .
Nal i ni Perera
I received the B.S. degree in zoology from the University of Ceylon
and worked for the Central Agricultural Research Institute, Department of
Agricu Mure, Ceylon. Currently I am a first year graduate student reading
for the Master's degree and am supported by a U.S. Government Grant. My
research interests are in the fields of insect behavior and ecology.
Advisor: J.G. Siernburg.
Robert F. Randal I
Carlene and I became the proud parents of a little girl this last
July. This limited our travel for the year but we did enjoy a trip to the
Chicago E.S.A. meetings. I hope to take a position this fall as my
research now needs only a few more experiments to be finished. The spring
semester should see my thesis either finished, or nearly so, and the date
for my final exam set. It has been a good year and we hope as good for
a I I of you .
Advisor: C.W. Kearns.
Larry Lee Sanburg
I finally passed prelims in February, 1969, and then spent many months
"spinning my wheels" on research. I have reached solid ground now and am
mvoing forward after switching from Anophe les to Cu lex pipiens pipiens .
Travel the past year included a trip back to California and I had to use
all my will power to relurn to the great (?) state of Illinois!
Advisor: J .R. Larsen.
Gurcharan Kaur Sangha
My specialization within entomology is toxicology. My thesis research
is metabolism of carbamates in ecosystem.
Advisor: R.L. Metcalf.
For the last year I have had the pleasure of assisting the laboratory
sections of Entomology 101. This segment of my education is stimulating,
challenging and will provide valuable experience in the near fulure.
I assisted Don Kuhlrnan and Roscoc Randell in judging the 4-H
entomological col lect ions at the Illinois State Tair during the summer. In
the fall, I attended the Entomological Society Meetings in Chicago. I
returned to Chicago, along the I .C. railroad tracks, on a collecting trip
for cecropia cocoons with Drs. Walclbauer and Sternburg just prior to the
Christmas holidays. Fortunately, I was able to take a few days off for
Christmas in Arkansas.
During the past year, I have been working on various aspects of the
biology of Hyalophora cecropi a L. I have been trying to locate urban and
non-urban populations of the moth, where cocoons are found in mi crohab i tates
and how they get there. I also want to determine what pupal predators are
present and how they mighf influence the urban and non-urban populations.
Fprtunately, my research is nearly comp Ided and I am in the writing phase
at this time. I expect" to finish my degree in June. Also, I am seeking
a position for the coming school year.
Advisor: G.P. Waldbauer.
Doug I as K. Se II
During the past year, I have continued to pick up course work. We
vacationed at each of our homes (Lincoln, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South
Dakota) for a short time last summer. I arn employed by the Illinois Natural
History Survey and am continuing research there on the physiology and
biochemistry of Me I i otitis zea . Gloria and I have two children, Steve (6)
and Kirn (2) .
Advisor: W.H. Luckmann.
Joseph K. Sheldon
The past year has been an exciting one for our f arn F ly. In January, 1969,
I passed my prelims. A few days later I left for Costa Rica for an intensive
two-month study of tropical ecology — a very enjoyable break from the
"midwestern" ( = east central) winter. After returning to Illinois, the
next few months were rather uneventful. Later during the summer we flew
to Oregon for a short visit with our parents and a little camping. The
rest of the year was spent in I llinois except for a week trip to Florida
to collect chrysopids for Dr. MacLeod and three trips to Wisconsin and
three to Kentucky for rny own research. The last and greatest point in the
year was the birth of our first child on January 10, 1970. Jodi Gwyn is
now at home with us adding immeasurable joy to our lives.
Pub I i cations :
Geographic variation in the diapause phenology of nearctic Chrysopidae
(Ncuropf era) . Presented at the Chicago meetings of the E.S.A. with
Ellis G. MacLeod. (1969)
Sexual dimorphism in the head structure of Mutillidae: a possible behavioral
explanation. Ent. News. In press. (1970)
Advisor: E.G. MacLeod.
Zi le Si ngh
I was born June 9, 1928, in Gumana (Haryama) India. My wife's name
is Shanti. I received my B.S. (agr.) Pons, from the Delhi University,
Delhi, India; M.S. (agr.) from Punjab University, Chandigarb, India;
M.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana. I arn now being supported
by A.I.D. My specialization within entomology is economic entomology. My
thesis research is the relationship of tarnished plant bug to soybean and
other legumes. My future goals and plans are to do research and have
an academic position at the J.N. Agricultural University, Jabalpur (fl.P.)
India. My outside interests are sports (volleyball, hockey, badminton).
I attended the Chicago meetings of the E.S.A.
Pub I i cat- ions:
Singh, Z. and S.S. Jakhmola. 1969. Effect of blossom thrips infestation
on pod setting in red gram. Indian J. Agr I. Science.
Advisor: V/.H. Luckmann.
Richard K. Sprenkel
Having completed prelims in November of this past year, I was able to
begin work on my thesis research involving entomolgenous fungi of the corn
leaf aphid. I attended the national meetings of the E.S.A. held in Chicago.
This was, however, the extent of my travels during 1969.
Pub I i cations:
Sprenkel, R.K. and W.G. Yendol. 1969. Effects of Apholate on the alfalfa
weevil. J. Econ. Entomol. 62C I ): 122-125.
Advisor: W.H. Luckmann.
I was born September I, 1939, in Gwalior (M.P.), India. I received
my B.S. Ag., M.S. (Ag.) in entomology in Gwalior (M.P.), India. I am
being supported by a scholarhsip durig my graduate work at the University
of Illinois. My specialization within entomology is economic entomology.
I have had approximately I? research papers published so far in Indian
Journals. My thesis research is on the studies on spotted boll worm of
cotton Earjas fabia Stol I (Lep i doptera : Arctiidae), a pest of Bhindi
(Okra: Hi FUscus escu lentus ) . I studied in detail biology of the pest,
external and internal morphology of adult and effectiveness of insecticides
in the control of this pest. I wish to undertake an independent, long-term
research project at J.N. Agriculture University, Jabalpur (M.P.), India,
financed by Government of India in collaboration with some international
agency with an objective to study in detai I the insect pest problems on a
particular group of crops, maybe corn and sorghum or oilseed crops, etc.,
and to develop most suitable and economical integrated control programs against
this major pest.
Outside interests: playing bridge.
Advisor: W.H. Luckmann.
I am presently working on larval forms of the genus Sericoth rips
(Thysanopiera) , since September.
Publications: The marijuana thrips, Oxythri ps cannabensis, a new
record for Illinois and North America, by Lewis Stannard, Jerald DeWitt,
and rnysc I f .
Advisor: L.J. Stannard.
Gary R. Wi I son
I was born on May 18, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan. I received my
B.S. degree from Michigan State University in 1963.
I completed rny research on the effect of environmental factors on the
hatching of eggs of Aecies vexans , and received my M.S. on schedule. As
a reward Uncle Sam has decided that my "Big Body" is needed in southeast
Asia. What a travesfy of justice. I expect to depart the Champa ign-
Urbana area in May. Until thai time I expect to complele work on two papers
and conduct some additional research as well as audit several courses.
I also expect to play some basketball with the Dung Beetles, and continue
rny domi na1 i on over Jim O'lson on the paddleball court. My wife, Joyce, and I
have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the University of Illinois. The
friendly atmosphere and the many v/onderful people we have me1 have made this
a period to remember. Thank you all.
Advisor: W.R. Horsfal I .
Wi I lard W. Woodward
My wife, Eleanor, and I have two children, Mary (7) and Bradley (4).
The past year saw the complefion of course work for the ncurosci ences
program. Electrophysiological work is continuing on label lar hair responses
in the house fly and Phorm ia reg ina, with the main thrust concerning the
mode of action of DDT and peripheral resistance mechanisms.
Advisor: J.G. Sternburq.
Research: Continuing the studies on metamorphosis in cyclorrhaphous
di ptera .
Travel: Attended the annual meetings of the Radiation Research Society
at Cincinnati in May and E.S.A. meetings in Chicago in December. We enjoyed
summer vacation in the eastern and northeastern states and in Ontario,
My current research involves the effect of various physical factors on
the consumption and utilization of various nutrients and choice of food
particles by stored grain insects. I spent my vacation in Porcupine Mountain,
Michigan and Devil's Lake, Wisconsin, with John Ameel and John Stepal. We
had a very nice time camping and hiking there. In the last week of October
Dr. Waldbauer and I visited the U.S.D.A., Stored Producf Research Laboratory,
Savannah, Georgia, and gave seminars on our research work. I also attended
the E.S.A. meetings in Chicago.
Research: Hormonal control of puparium formation in flies.
Travel: Boston, Massachusetts, for the A.A.A.S. meeting in December.
Family: During our summer vacations we discovered the beauty of America
by visiting 13 western states of the U.S. — unforgetable experience
particularly for us as foreigners!
NEWS ABOUT THE STALE MEMBERS
Dr. Gary M. Booth
I came to Illinois in January of 1969 to fill an N.I.U. Postdoctoral
position here in the department to study chol i nesterase histochemistry. In
September of 1969, I joined the staff as a toxi colog ist with teaching
responsibilities in insect toxicology and insect control. In conjunction
with the teaching duties, I am actively pursuing research interests on the
histochemistry of esterases. This project is currently financed by a recent
grant from the Rockefeller Foundation which will continue for the next three
• My family and I have enjoyed our stay here and we hope to contribute
to both the community and the department.
Dr. Leigh E. Chadwick, Emeritus
Maria and I continue to enjoy our retirement in Maine. We .spend the
summer and early fall at the shore and the rest of the time in our all-year-
house in nearby Sargentvi I le . Contrary to general belief throughout the
U.S., we have enjoyed a rather mild winter, with little snow and not a great
deal of cold weather.
The past year saw the arrival of our second great grandchild.
Probably the most striking news item of our year was my coronary attack
in November. This seems to have been only mild, there have been no recurrences,
and I feel fine and am able to lead a near normal life. The most heartening or
encouraging — apparently the appropriate words, but vile and wholly
unintentional puns — thing about the whole affair was the large number of
friends who wrote of their concern. May I take this opportunity fo thank
them all most deeply, and to assure them that all seems to be going well.
Once again I would remind you that we are delighted that the department
is in such good hands, and wish all of you every success.
Dr. G.S. Fraenkel
Research: As usual puparium formal ion in flies, a subject of never
ending wonders and surprises, in conjunction with Jan Zdarek. A new
neurohormone, produced in the brain which accelerates pupariation —
the old (1935) experiment on the "pupation hormone" for Calliphora which
had been questioned by a group from Harvard. Useless to say they were wrong.
Travel: One-month visit 1o Russia on the Exchange program between
the Academies of Sciences of the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. (June-July, 1969.)
Visited Moscow, Leningrad and and Novosibirsk. Leningrad a magic sight during
1ho White Nights in Juno when it never gels dark. Akademgorodok (Academic-
City) near Novosibirsk in the midsl of the birchwoods of Siberia, a new
city entirely devoted to science.
Wageningcn (Holland): Symposium on Insects and Hostplants. June, 1969,
I "attended and gave lecture.
Dr. S'lanley Friedman
litis past year has been speni much like the last few, enjoying the
weather, culture, and academic and research facilities of the C-U area.
Early this summer we look a trip through the Smoky Mountains and ended
our drive eastward at Cape Hatteras — unbelievable, if one likes sand
Frank Chang was back for two profitable months during the summer,
finishing some work on his thesis and generally cleaning things up.
Our own time has been devoted mostly to studies on regulation of the
enzymes involved in sugar metabolism, although we are becoming more and more
intrigued (as might be expected of someone my age) by the possibilities
involved in work on aging.
Dr. William P. Hayes, Emeritus
Winter of 1968 ■ — I cruised on the Sagafjord in the Pacific. I spent
June in Colorado. In August and September I had a 15-day cruise to Alaska
and looked for Katy Summerman. I did not locate her. In December I started
to cruise around the world from Los Angeles on the President Roosevelt.
I had a bad attack of arthritis and left the cruise at Lisbon, Portugal, to
f ly to Champaign.
Dr. Wi I I iam R. Horsfal I
This has been a busy year with three persons (Cupp, Voorhees and
Fowler) finishing Ph.D. theses and Wilson completing his M.S. thesis.
I have led two seminar groups (Iowa Slate University and University of
Wisconsin). Part of the summer was spent at the Arctic Health Research
Center at Fairbanks, Alaska, where Dr. Katie Sornmerman (former I Mini)
provided excel lenl facilities for work on Arctic mosquitoes.
Dr. Elbert R. Jaycox
I continued with honey bee behavior studies in 1969 1o gain more
information about the stimuli that cause worker bees to forage. We compared
the effects of larvae and extracts of larvae and theil food on behavior of
small colonics with and without queens. The extracts stimulated worker
foraging in the presence of a queen and incoming nectar, the larvae gave
a stronger impetus to foraging for- pollen than did extracts or the queen.
Extension work takes about 30 per cent of my time and provides a chance
to work with growers on pollination problems. Near Hoopeston we found that
pumpkin fields had so few pollinators you could pour nectar out of the blossoms
when they should be empty. With honey bees provided, estimated yields rose
about 20 per cent. Illinois apple growers are using supplemental pollen and
honey bees to increase fruit sef in their problem blocks of trees. One large
grower says he can triple the yield in this manner.
Apiculture has its own building on the Hori Farm in S.E. Urbana and we
plan to build a headhouse with 12 attached cages in 1970. Out-of-state
visitors to our faci lilies have included Dr. Roger A. Morse of Cornell and
Dr. Norman E. Gary of the University of California, Davis. Visitors are
welcome at any time.
Dr. C.W. Kearns
Dr. Kearns resigned as Head of the Department of Entomology effective
November, 1969, prior to his leaving on a two-year leave of absence. For
the next two years Clyde and Camille will be living in England where he has
taken over the Directorship of the Shell Oil Company Research Laboratory at
Sittingbourne. He will be back in this country for periodic visits to lake
care of his graduate students who are completing their research work under
his direction. Clyde will be sorely missed in the toxicology program and
also as Department Head. We are certainly grateful for his efforts and
unselfish dedication to his position for the past six years. Clyde will
return in January of 1972 and we will look forward to his continued input
info this department for a long time to corm .
Dr. Joseph R. Larsen
This has been an extremely busy year, however, I have si i I I found lime
to continue research on insect sensory receptors and am currently preparing some
of this material for publication. Last year war- pretty much a stay-at-home
year with a short visit to Utah to visit family. I am still involved in
teaching responsibilities in Biology 110, III and looking afier the teacher
training people in the biology education program. Most significantly, I am
looking forward to, and accepting with mixed emotions, the new appointmen'l
as Head of fhe Department. I will try very hard to maintain the excellence
and high standards generated in this department and to uphold the traditions
of both the department and the University. The biggest news in the family
this year is the engagement of our oldest daughter, Pam, to Dave McClure.
Pam is now a junior at Brigharn Young University and the young man to whom she
is engaged is an honor student al B.Y.U. in premed. II looks like Shauna
and I will be entering the ranks of the aged with married children as of
August, 1970. Del ntin to be a< ; . in Centennial- Jr. High in Champaign
and Jennifer carries on the hopes of musical genius.
Dr. Willi am II . Luckmann
Most of this year was spent working for others, and there was little
time to do things for myself. We ended the decade with real accomplishments
in gaining one new facility and one new program. The "Old F : ly Lab" located
north of Smith Music Hall was vacated for a new Entomology Laboratory
located on Griffith Drive south of St. Mary's Road. The move was made at
the requesi of the University, and we traded a prime location and a very
poor building for a facility with considerable utility located off-campus
on the Experiment Station farms. The new laboratory contains large insect-
rearing rooms, a diet preparation room, offices and laboratories, and an
i nsectary .
On July I, 1969, an international project on soybeans was finally
initiated. The program is supported in part by 1he Rockefeller Foundation.
We are establishing on campus a reference collection of insects and mites
and a rapid retrieval system of papers and books dealing with arthropods of
soybeans. These two collections are international in scope, and Drs. Marcos
Kogan and Lewis Stannard are co- leaders on the project. I made one brief
trip to Jamaica in August, I969, and I was fortunate enough to locate an
experimental planting of soybeans and to collect specimens of one phytophagous
caterpillar and two parasites to add to our i nsect collection.
My family is well and we have been blessed with good health throughout
Dr. Ell is G. MacLeod
Research during the year involved a continual ion of studies on the
biology of the Chrysopidae and the fossil hisiory of the Neuroptera. The
studies on the Chrysopidae have involved work with the diapause phenology
and the environmental control of diapause of additional Nearctic species of
this family which were studied in a series of laboratory experiments
and in the field. The species under study this past year included a group
of montaine forms from the western United States and the field work connected
with these species forced rne to spend eight weeks in the mountains of
Colorado and Wyoming so that it was necessary for me to miss the bracing
effects of the usual Illinois summer. Studies on the Neuroptera of the Baltic
amber are continuing and, in addition, a collection of early Eocene fossils has
been received for study from Denmark. This I alter contains a number of
exciting specimens including a fine chrysopid which, aside from two mesozoic
fossils, is the oldest record for the family.
Visitors: It was a great pleasure to receive a visit from Professor
Sally Hughes -Schrader of Duke University, who has shared an interest in
the chromosome cytology of the Neuroptera with me for many years.
Dr. Robert L. Metcalf
Research: I received a new Rockefeller Foundation Grant in collaboration
with University of California, Berkeley and Riverside and with Cornell
University in "Development of Selective and Biodegradable Insecticides".
T ravel: I went to Switzerland in August, 1 969, for consultation with
World Health Organization.
Dr. Vern G. Milum, Emeritus
A request for 1969 activities really is for inactivities. My wife,
Esther, and I visited our son, George, hi: : wife and two grandsons in
California. George is a refrigeration engineer for Gateway Stores on
the Wesf Coasl . We were toured through California by our second son,
Richard Vern, an electrical engineer with Boeing Aircraft in the missile
program at Camp Vandenberg. Needless to say we spent all of our time at
ground level while there.
Back in Urbana there was less golf than formerly. Much lime spent
in tracing ancestry. Some M i I urn great grandparents are hard to find.
Dr. Richard B. Se lander
I attended lecture-workshop session on Coleoptera at Museum of
Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, where I gave a talk on sexual
behavior i n Me loi dae .
I did field work in Hie Davis Mountains-Big Bend Region of Texas, in
ear ly fall.
I gave i nvi tationa I paper on sexual behavior in Coleoptera at E.S.A.
meetings in Chicago.
Research: Continued comparative study of sexua I behavior in blister
beetles and experin I investigation of environmental control of ontogenetic
patterning in Epi caul a .
Other activifies: Initialed interdepartmental course in principles
and methods of taxonomy (Biology 305). Also, an important change in the
entomology curriculum resulted from the decision to move Entomology 302
(Classification of Insects) to the summer. Although the focus of the course
will continue to be primarily taxonornic, this change will permit more emphasis
to be placed on ecological and behavioral aspects of entomological systematics,
Students will spend most of the time in the field. An exfended trip to Texas
is planned for this summer. Other- areas will be visited in subsequent years.
Dr. Lev.' is J . Stannard
Since the writing of last years News let tor, Dr. Stannard has received a
joint appoinfment in "the department. This marks anofher slop in the closer
cooperation between the Natural History Survey and the departmonl . At this
writing Lew is on special assignment for the Survey in India for four months.
W ..'ill look forward to an extensive report next year from Lew on hi s travels
and experiences of the past ye
Dr. James G. Sternburg
Research activities during the past year have continued along two
distinctly different lines. My work on the effects of various insecticides
on the nervous activity in insects has continued. These studies include
the disruption of synaptic transmission caused by anticholinesterases and
by nicotine. Certain aspects of DDT action are also being studied.
In collaboration with Gilbert Waldbauer, research has continued on
quite a number of very interesting aspects of the biology and behavior of
Hyalophora cecropia . Our studies are broadening to include other Saturniidae,
but the main emphasis will continue to be cecropia.
Travel this year was almost non-existent, because the national
Entomological Society meetings were in Chicago.
Visitors: Dr. Frank E. Guthrie of North Carolina State at Raleigh;
Dr. John Eaton of Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Roger Flattum of
Shell Development, Modesto, California; Dr. Allen Young of the University
of Chicago; Dr. Dan Shankland of Purdue.
Family information: During July last summer, the Sternburg's returned
to northern Wisconsin for several weeks of relaxation. This time, the weather
was absolutely perfect, and made up for several years of rainy spells. The
children, our three and a niece now living with us, had a wonderful time
swimming, hiking, and boating. We hope to return there next summer if
possible. Activities at home have not differed greatly from previous years.
My gardening activities seem to get more complicated each year, including
a small pond last summer, which will be enlarged next year! Other activities
include some insect collecting as a professional hobby, and model railroading
with my son, Tom.
Dr. Gi Ibert P. Waldbauer
Research for 1969: I. Continuation with Dr. A.K. Bhattacharya of
work on the measurement of the consumption and utilizalion of food by insects.
A major forward step was the successful development of a method for using
the naturally occurring uric acid in feces as a means of determining the
proportions of left-over food and feces in a mixture. Now that we have this
method worked out we are moving ahead rapidly on one study of the effect
of environmental factors on the utilization of food by stored grain insects.
II. Jim Sternburg and I are continuing our studies on the behavior and
ecology of cecropia. Our recenf discovery of populations of prometen in
nearby parts of Indiana has made it possible 1o add this insect to our program,
III. Every once in a while I manage to get in a little bit of work on
mimeter-syrphi dae. This summer with Joe Sheldon's help, I made a study of
the renewal distribution of mimeti c-sy rph i ds, their wasp and bee models
and insect-eating birds at Allerton Park.
Travel: With doubt, my most interesting trip of the year consisted of
leading a delegation of University of II I i nois biologists to visit a large
piece of land on the island of Jamaica which was recently donated to 1he
University of Illinois. We were a part of a Graduate College Committee
charged with considering what use the University might make of this land.
We found it well suited to use as a biological research station. Perhaps
this wi I 1 one day come to pass.
Family information: Vie took a lovely summer vacation on beauiiful
Glen Lake in Leelannu County, Michigan, which was followed by a tour
of the Upper Peninsula.
Dr. Judith H. Willis
V/e remained in Cambridge, England, until the end of August, 1969,
taking but two brief trips to the Continent — Italy in Apri I and
Holland in August. My time was spent analysing cuticular proteins with
Dr. Svend Anderson and studying the mechanism for the deferred action of
juvenile hormone with Dr. Peter Lawrence. The latter work was successful
in so far as we were able to show that the epidermal cells are not
reprogrammed by application of juveni le hormone to the embryo. After a year
abroad it was wonderful to be back in Urbana and in the department, but I
am finding it hard to adjust to a life which has demands other than research.
Myrna Be I so
I transferred to the Department of Entomology as a Natural Science
Lab Assistant in July, 1969, and I am working in Dr. Metcalf's labs.
I am married and have one child, Carl.
E loi se Duva I I
I have now been with the department 7 p I us years. To you grads who
deplored the cockroach room I am happy to say we no longer have the rearing
drawers thus eliminating some of the offensive odor. We are now using
large lard cans with stacked trays. Since the cans are washed frequently
it is a much more pleasant room to work in. Large shelves have been installed
on three sides of the room and all the old antique furniture is gone. I
am happy to report you can walk into the room without sfepping on or over
loose cockroaches. Also the black wasp is almost extinct. Our colony was
almost wiped out by these little beasts but is now on the way back up.
My family has dropped to one daughter still at home (Bob, too, of
course) and attending the University of Illinois. My two married children
(I boy, I girl) are now living in Champaign and I hope to be grandmother
for the third time before this goes to press. [She was! Denise Leeannf]
This past year has largely been spent in 017 Morrill Hall in the company
of the microtome and the electron microscope. There has been some progress
in the perfecting of rny skills of microscopy and the usual number of
accompanying frustrations. The balance at present not being too bleak, I
am looking forward to another year of pursuing u I trastructure problems.
Carol Jol ley
I came to work in the Entomology Office in August, 1969, and have
enjoyed the time spent here.
I have had another enjoyable year working in the Entomology Department.
My husband, Don, has started going to school full time at Parkland Jr. College
in Champaign and is planning on attending the U. of I. next spring. Our son,
Jeff, is growing quickly and is as full of mischief as any small boy.
During the year, we have a nice change of pace — a vacation at Kentucky
Lake. It was lots of fun as we and another couple own a motor boat, ski is
(although I don't participate in the skiing — maybe this year!) and, of
course, we took them along. The weather was great for boating and just
plain vacationi ng .
Ruth Mi I Iholin
It has been a busy year, moving upstairs to the 5th floor lab and
trying hard to keep on top of the World Health Organization Insecticide
Evaluation Program. With the help of our new staff, Mrs. Hansen and
Mrs. Be I so, much has been accomplished. On the personal side, attempting
to get settled in my new-old house, celebrating with a department backyard
cook-out, an all too short fishing trip to Northern Wisconsin, a quick
check-up to see how the Bill Campbell's are getting started off on their
new life at Purdue, a delighlful visit from my parents from California and
one day at the Entomological Society meetings in Chicago rounded out
I finished my Physical Geography 201 course and decided to take a
rest from the grind of school work. Mainly because that new Head of
Department is keeping me too busy for extracurricular activities. But he
still allows us a few coffee breaks now and then. [Likely story!]
Our girls are now 11,9 and 5 and growing up much too fast. Bill's
coaching career is doing better than his basketball playing. After trying to
keep up with the rest of the squad of the Entomology Dung Beetles he ended
up on crutches for 3 days.
The most exciting event in our lives this year was buying a new house
in Urbana at 1109 Mitchern. We just love it and are having great fun
furnishing and decorating it. Anytime you former a I urns are in town please
feel free to drop in and see us.
Helen Satterthwai te
During the past year I have been employed on a part-time basis as
a laboratory assistant in the Department of Agronomy working with Dr. E.W.
Stol ler on weed research. In my off-duty hours my time has been well occupied
with activities related to being a professor^ wife, mofher of five children,
and chairman of the board of directors of the University of Illinois Y.M.C.A.
I came to work for Dr. Horsfall in January, 1970.
I have kept busy running Dr. Friedman's laboratory. I was struggling
with an ulcer and drank lots of milk and mealox last summer. I am just
fine now. Looking forward to a trip to the West which I cancelled out last
During the past year I managed to get my Bachelor's degree in astronomy,
which is why I'm working in entomology. I added a Mrs. degree in August.
Also in August some friends and I went to "the World Science Fiction Convention
in St. Louis. We managed to meet several interesting authors — Paul Anderson,
Lester del Ray, Harlan Ellison — and had a wild time. I have just applied to
graduate school and am aiming for a Master's degree in library science,
which should blend well with my B.S. in astronomy and experience as a
I received the doctorate degree in physiology from Marquette University,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August, 1969. Currently I am an Instructor in the
Physiology Department here at the University of Illinois teaching and
supervising the laboratory course for Physiology 103. Although I have been
primarily a mammalian endocrinologist, I am slowly but surely becoming an
insect endocrinologist — thanks to Dr. Judy Willis. I am thoroughly
enjoying my work with Judy as a Research Associate, especially since I am not
yet as allergic to cecropia as I am to rats.
PUBLICATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY, 1969-70
BHASKARAN, GOVINDAN, Research Associate
Bhaskaran, G. and P. S i vasubramani an. 1969. Development of transplanted
iimaginal disks in x-irradiated housefly pupae. Nature, 222:786-787.
Bhaskaran, G. and P. S i vasubramani an . 1969. Metamorphosis of imaginal
disks of the housefly: evagination of transplanted disks.
Journal of Experimental Zoology, 171:385-396.
BHATTACHARYA, A.K., Research Associate
Bhattacharya, A.K. and N.C. Pant. 1969. Nutritional behavior of khapra
beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) on
leguminous seeds. Journal of Stored Products Research, 4:305-315.
Bhattacharya, A.K. and N.C. Pant. 1969. Nature of growth inhibitors
for Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in
lentil (Lens esculenta Moench.) and French bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris
L.). IbTdT T 5:379-388.
Bhattacharya, A.K. and N.C. Pant. 1969. Growth and development of
khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
on leguminous seeds. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 59:383-388.
Bhattacharya, A.K. and R.P. Srivastava. 1969. Insect sex-attractants
(kitoin mai basana akarsan — article in Hindi language). Vigyan
Pragati (C.S.I.R., New Delhi, India), January.
Bhattacharya, A.K. and G.P. Waldbauer. 1969. Quantitative determination
of uric acid in insect feces by lithium carbonate extraction and
the enzymatic-spectrophotometric method. Annals of the Entomological
Sociefy of America, 62:925-927.
Bhattacharya, A.K. and G.P. Waldbauer. 1969. Fecal uric acid as an
indicator in the determination of food utilization. Journal
of Insect Physiology, 15:1129-1135.
BOOTH, GARY M., Assistant Professor
Booth, Gary M. 1969. Use of uric acid analysis to evaluate alfalfa
seed chalcid infestation in alfalfa seed. Annals of the Entomologica
Society of America, 62:1379-1382.
Booth, Gary M. and Robert L. Metcalf. 1970. Hi stochemi ca I evidence
for localized inhibition of cho I i nesterase in the house fly.
Ibid ., 63: 197-204.
Whitt, G.S. and G. Booth. 1970. Localization of lactate dehydrogenase
activity in the cells of the fish ( Xiphophorus hel leri ) eye.
Journal of Experimental Zoology (submitted).
CHADWICK, LEIGH E., Professor Emeritus
Krysan, J.L. and L.E. Chadwick. 1970. The solubility of cholin-
esterase from the housefly, Musca domestica . Journal of
Insect Physiology, 16:75-82.
FRAENKEL, GOTTFRIED S., Professor
Berreur, P. and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Puparium formation in flies:
contraction to puparium induced by ecdysone. Science, 164:1182.
Fogal, W.H. and G. Fraenkel. 1969. The role of bursicon in melanization
and endocuticle formation of the cuticle of the adult fleshfly,
Sarcophaga bul lata . Journal of I nsect Physiology , 15:1235-1240.
Fogal, W. and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Melanin in the puparium and adult
integument of the fleshfly, Sarcophaga bul lata . Ibid . , 1437-1447.
Hsiao, T.H. and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Properties of lepti notarsi n:
a toxic hemo lymph protein from the Colorado potato beetle.
Toxicon, 7: I 19-130.
Seligman, M., S. Friedman and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Bursicon mediation
of tyrosine hydroxy I ati on during tanning of the adult cuticle
of the fly, Sarcophaga bul lata . Journal of Insect Physiology,
Seligman, M., S. Friedman and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Hormonal control of
turnover of tyrosine and tyrosine phosphate during tanning of the
adult cuticle in the fly, Sarcophaga bul lata . Ibid . , 1085-1102.
Zdarek, J. and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Correlated effects of ecdysone and
neurosecretion in puparium formation (pupar i ati on) of flies.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 64:565-572.
FRIEDMAN, STANLEY, Professor
Friedman, S. and L.L. Keeley. 1969. Effects of long term cardi atectomy
a I I atectomy on mitochondrial respiration in the cockroach,
Bl aberus discoidal is . Journal of I nsect Phys io logy , 15:509-518.
Seligman, M., S. Friedman and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Bursicon mediation
of tyrosine hydroxy I ation during tanning of the adult cuticle
of the fly, Sarcophaga bu I lata . Ibid . , 553-562.
Seligman, M., S. Friedman and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Hormonal control
of turnover of tyrosine and tyrosine phosphate during tanning
of the adult cuticle of the fly, Sarcophaga bu I lata . Ibid . , 1085-1102.
GHENT, ARTHUR W., Professor
Ghent, A.W. 1969. Studies of regeneration in forest stands devastated
by the spruce budworm. Pt. 4. Problems of stocked quadrat
sampling. Forest Science, 15:417-429.
Ghent, A.W. 1969. Selected problems in Biometry. Pt. 5. Applying
the binomial in a research context. Bios, 40:158-176.
HORSFALL, WILLIAM R., Professor
Cupp, E.W. and W.R. Horsfall. 1969. Biological bases for placement
'of Aedes sierrensis (Ludlow) in the subgenus Finlaya Theobald.
Mosquito Systematic Newsletter, 1:51-52.
Horsfall, W.R., F.R. Voorhees, E.W. Cupp and H.W. Fowler. 1969. Moment
of hatching of Aedes v exans (Meigen): Feature photograph. Annals
of the Entomological Society of America, 62:253.
Horsfall, W.R. 1969. Review of Entomological parasitology by M.
Leclercq. Science, 165:273-274.
Ronquillo, M.C. and W.R. Horsfall. 1969. Genesis of the reproductive
system of mosquitoes. I. Female. Journal of Morphology, 129:
Trpis, M. and W.R. Horsfall. 1969. Development of Aedes sticticus
(Meigen) in relation to temperature, diet, density and depth.
Annales Zoologici Fennici, 6:156-160.
Horsfall, W.R. and M.C. Ronquillo. 1970. Genesis of the reproductive
system of mosquitoes. II. Male. Journal of Morphology (in press).
JAYC0X, ELBERT R., Professor
Jaycox, E.R. 1969. Beekeeping in Illinois. Univ. Illinois Ag. Ext.
Circ. 1000. 132 p.
Jaycox, E.R. 1970. Destroying bees and wasps. Ibid . , ION.
Jaycox, E.R. 1970. Honey bee queen pheromones and worker foraging
behavior. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 63
( i n press) .
Jaycox, E.R. 1970. Collecting and counting bees with a vacuum
cleaner. Journal of Economic Entomology, 62 (in press).
LARSEN, JOSEPH R., Professor and Head
Larsen, J .R. 1969. A laboratory manual in biology (rev. ed.).
Stipes Pub. Co., Champaign, III., 294 pp.
LUCKMANN, WILLIAM H., Professor
Broersma, D.B. and W.H. Luckmann. 1970. Effects of tarnished
plant bug feeding on soy bean. Journal of Economic Entomology,
MACLEOD, ELLIS G., Associate Professor
MacLeod, E.G. 1969. The Neuroptera of the Baltic amber. Part I.
The families Asca loph i dae, Nymphidae, and Psychops i dae . Psyche,
( i n press) .
METCALF, ROBERT L., Professor
Camp, H.B., T.R. Fukuto and R.L. Metca I f . 1969. Selective toxicity
of isopropyl parathion: effect of structure on toxicity and
anticholinesterase activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food
Carnp, H.B., T.R. Fukuto and R.L. Metca I f . 1969. Selective toxicity
of isopropyl parathion: metabolism in fly, bee, mouse. Ibid ., 249.
R.M. Sacker, R.L. Metca I f and T.R. Fukuto. 1969. Selectivity of
carbaryl 2, 3-methy I enedroxynaphtha lene combination: metabolism
in flies and mice. Ibid ., 551.
Mahfouz, A.M., R.L. Metcalf and T.R. Fukuto. 1969. Influence of
sulphur atom on the anticholinesterase and insecticidal properties
of thioether N-methy I carbamates . Ibid ., 917.
Fukuto, T.R., R.L. Metcalf, R.L. Jones and R.O. Myers. 1969. Structure,
reactivity, and biological activity of 0-(diethy I phosphory I ) oximes
and 0-(methy Icarbamoy I ) oximes of substituted acetophenones and
4-substi tuted benza I dehydes . Ibid ., 923.
El-Azia, S.A., R.L. Metcalf and T.R. Fukuto. 1969. Physiological
factors influencing the toxicity of carbamate insecticides to
insects. Journal of Economic Entomology, 62:318.
Georghiou, G.R., R.L. Metcalf and R. Mi I I h o I in. 1969. Comparative
toxicity of dursban and its dimethyl analogue to insecticide
susceptible and resistant Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes.
Mosquito News, 29:92.
Jones, R.L., R.L. Metcalf and T.R. Fukuto. 1969. Use of multiple
regression equation in the prediction of the insecticidal activity
of anticholinesterase insecticides. Journal of Economic Entomology,
Metcalf, R.A. and R.L. Metcalf. 1970. Effects of isosteres of 2-heptanone
on alarm behavior of the ant Conomyrina pyrarnica . Annals of the
Entomological Society of America, 63:34.
Booth, G. and R.L. Metca I f . 1970. Hi stochemi ca I evidence for
localized inhibition of cho I i nesterase in the house fly.
Ibid ., 199.
Metca I f , R.L. Article on Poisons, Economic. 1970. Pp. 1-20. Encyclopedia
Chemical Technology, John Wiley I ntersci ence.
Metca I f , R.L. and J.N. Pitts. 1970. Outlines of environmental science.
Advances in Environmental Science, 1:1-29.
ROSS, HERBERT H., Professor Emeritus
Ross, H.H. and T.A. Cooley. 1969. A new Nearctic leafhopper of the
genus F I exam i a (Homoptera: Ci cade I I i dae) . Entomology News, 80:
Ross, H.H. and K.G.A. Hamilton. 1969. Phylogeny and dispersal of
the grassland leafhopper genus Pi p loco I enus (Homoptera:
Ci cade I I i dae) . Annals of the Entomological Society of America,
SELANDER, RICHARD B. , Professor
Selander, R.B. and J.M. Mathieu. 1969. Ecology, behavior, and adult
anatomy of the Albida Group of the genus E p i cauta (Coleoptera,
Meloidae). Illinois Biological Monographs 41, Univ. III. Press,
Urbana, 168 pp.
Selander, R.B. and R.C. Weddle. 1969. The ontogeny of blister beetles
(Coleoptera, Meloidae). II. The effects of age of triungulin
larvae at feeding and temperature on development in Ep i cauta
segmenta . Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 62:
Selander, R.B. and J.D. Pinto. 1970. The bionomics of blister beetles
of the genus Me loe and a classification of the New World species.
Illinois Biological Monographs 42, Univ. III. Press, Urbana,
STANNARD, LEWIS J., Professor
Kokernot, R.H., C.H. Calisher, L.J. Stannard and J. Hayes. 1969.
Arbovirus studies in the Ohio-Mississippi Basin, 1964-1967.
VII. Lone Star Virus, a hitherto unknown agent isolated from
the tick, Amblyomma amer i canum (Linn.). American Journal of
Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 18:789-795.
STERNBURG, JAMES G., Professor
Sternburg, J.G. and G.P. Waldbauer. 1969. Bimodal emergence of adult
Hya lopho ra cecropia moths under natural conditions. Annals of
the Entomological Society of America, 62:1422-1429.
WALDBAUER, GILBERT P., Associate Professor
Bhattacharya, A.K. and G.P. Waldbauer. 1969. Quantitative determination
of uric acid in insect feces by lithium carbonate extraction
and fhe enzymat i c-spectrophotometr i c method. Annals of the
Entomological Society of America, 62:925-927.
Bhattacharya, A.K. and G.P. Waldbauer. 1969. Fecal uric acid as an
indicator in the determination of food utilization. Journal of
I nsect Phys i o I ogy , 15:11 29- I I 35 .
Sternburg, J.G. and G.P. Waldbauer. 1969. Bimodal emergence of
adult Hyalophora cecropia (L.) under natural conditions.
Annals of the Entomologi ca I Society of America, 62:1422-1429.
WILLIS, JUDITH H., Associate Professor
Willis, J.H. 1969. The programming of differentiation and its control
by juvenile hormone in saturniids. Journal of Embryology and
Experimental Morphology, 22:27-44.
Willis, J.H. and P. A. Lawrence. 1970. Deferred action of juvenile
hormone. Nature, 225:81-82.
ZDAREK, JAN, Research Associate
Zdarek, J. and G. Fraenkel. 1969. Correlated effects of ecdysone
and neurosecretion in pupariurn formation (pupar i at ion) of flies.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 64:565-572.
ALUMN I NEWS
Once again we received a number of responses from the alumni and are
delighted with their willingness to share their activities, publications,
and family news with all of the readers of the Newsletter. We hope that
in those years you have significant accomplishments, travels, family notes
of interest, etc., you will be willing to pass them on to us through the
Newsletter. With you regular support we have an opportunity to keep track
of your activities. We also appreciate the words of encouragement. The
Newsletter will continue to come each year and we hope it wi I I be of worth-
while value to all of you. We will continue to include in the back of
the Newsletter a perforated information sheet which we ask you to fill out
and return. Make this a yearly ritual and it will become an enjoyable part
of the News letter.
We would like to report on the success of the Alumni Breakfast for
former I Mini at the Chicago meetings. This activity arose from the suggestions
of a number of alumni and we are delighted with your response, participation
and support of this activity. We had well over 50 people again at the
breakfast in Chicago and will look forward to continuing this activity in
Florida where we mgiht have an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and
enjoy some fellowship and give us an opportunity to let you know what's
going on in the department. If you have any suggestions or comments on the
breakfast or any other kind of activity that you feel would be a meaningful
experience for all of us, please do not hesitate to let us know.
My research has been gardening. I learn something new every summer.
I had a very nice and interesting visit to Alaska, summer of 1968. This
past spring, I was on the campus at Illinois and had a very pleasant visit
with Dr. and Mrs. Balduf. I also called on Mrs. C.L. Metcalf while in
California this past spring. I also called at Palo Alto and had a short
visit with Margaret Wi ndsor. She is well and still working at the University
library. I like the Newsletter and am happy to receive it.
I just finished a revision of the world genera of the Eurytomidae —
it should be in print within a year. Right now, I am taking off (May 19, 1969)
for a month in Puerto Rico to hunt Tetrati chus parasites of the citrus
weevil, Diaprepes, for shipment to Florida. I told my wife to stay home
and tend the garden, but, somehow, she prefers a trip to the West Indies, so
she is going to join me in this expedition.
Wayne P. Car I is le
I spent the summer of 1969 in Puerto Rico, Antigua, Martinique,
Barbados and Trinidad. I had no research or recent publications.
Paul A. Dahm
Recent publications: Metabolism of insecticides. (1969.)
Nakatsugawa, T., N.M. Tolman, and P. A. Dahm. Oxidative degradation of
diazinon by rat liver microsomes. Biochem. Pharmacol. 18:685-687.
Nakatsugawa, T., N.M. Tolman, and P. A. Dahrn. Metabolism of S 35 -parath i on in
the house fly. J. Econ. Entomol. 62:408-411.
Nakatsugawa, T., N.M. Tolman, and P. A. Dahm. Degradation of parathion in
the rat. Biochem. Pharmacol. 18:1103-1114.
I was a participant in U.S. -Japan Seminar on Insecticide Metabolism
and Resistance in Tokyo in June, 1969. The Seminar was sponsored by National
My wife and I became grandparents for the first time when our older
daughter, Patricia Flores, gave birth to a daughter, Maria Angela, in
Keith A. Keyt
I have been assigned as an Entomologist to the 20th Prevenlive Medicine
Unit at Bien Hoa Army Base, Viet Nam. My wife and I had a son, Michael
Gordon, born Apri I 10, 1969, at San Antonio, Texas.
My current research has been: I. Relation of ectoparasiie load to
host size among small mammals and reptiles. 2. Size and function of home
range, topography, home area vs home space — including those of arthropods.
Frankl in C. Ne I son
I have kept busy with renovating an old house (1876) in New Jersey.
Also, I have a Broker's License in real estate but only work on Commercial
properties. Any spare time is taken up at the Stock Market.
I took a trip to California last August and September to visit
Professor Ray Hutson, formerly of East Lansing, Michigan. Enjoyed my short
visit with Dr. Kearns and Dr. Metcalf on a short stopover in Champaign. Sorry
I missed Dr. Balduf and Dr. Hayes. Quite a difference in present Entomology
Department now and the old law building in '24 and '25. Hardly knew the campus
A new grandson, Guy Jeffrey Nelson, was born November 23, 1968.
I always enjoy reading each issue and catching up a little on what goes
on. Hope you keep up the good work.
Steve Parsha I I
I was a vector control specialist for the State of New Mexico Health
and Social Services Department in Santa Fe from June, 1968, to February, 1969.
This position took me to various parts of New Mexico on* such projects as
mosquito surveillance, skunk control, plague investigations in wild rodents,
survey work on urban rat populations, and curatorial work on the Health
Department's insect collection (especially mosquitoes). Since February, I
have been working at Hopland Field Station, University of California,
mostly operating fly traps for Dr. John R. Anderson, Associate Professor
of Parasitology at Berkeley. I have been comparing the efficiency of
different kinds of fly traps in catching blood-feeding flies. We confirmed
that blackflies can carry the foot worm ( V/ehrdi krnansi a ) in deer. I will
continue working at the field station until mid-August.
At Thanksgiving time I took a trip home to Winnetka to see my folks.
I continued on to the Dallas Meetings of the E.S.A. where I saw a number
of I Mini — past a present. In June, I attended the Livestock Insects
Work Conference in West Sacramento with Dr. Anderson.
John E. Porter
Grandson "NO. 2" was born to our oldest daughter, Susan, on August 17.
We now have 4 grandchildren!
Just keep the Newsletter corning! I appreciate hearing of activities
and doings of the Department, staff and alums.
Janet L.C. Rapp
My current research has been on the studies on ruminate nutrition.
Wi I I iam F. Rapp
I am now engaged in the study of water pollution problems both biologica
and chemical. In charge of public health entomology program, but spend
only about 10$ of my time in the area.
I recently attended a one-week school a1 the Robert Kerr Water Research
Laboratory, Ada, Oklahoma.
ADDRESS CORRECTION LIST
Robert L. Benson
Department of Entomology
Washington State Universify
Pullman, Washington 99163
Mi I ton T. Bodman
Lt. E.M. Bravi , MSC
James E. Bussart
Wi I I iam R. Campbel I
Department of Entomology
Lafayette, Indiana 47901
Frankl i n Chang
Department of Biology
Alma Col lege
Alma, Michigan 48801
Robert W. C legem
Department of Entomology
Uni versi ty of MM nois
Urbana, I I I inois 61801
Glenna Joan Corley
Max D. Couch
209 Coleus Drive
Orlando, Florida 32807
Eddie Wayne Cupp
Tu I ane Uni versi ty
School of Medi ci ne
Division of Tropical Medicine
Department of Parasitology
1480 Tu lane Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70 100
Gary E. Eertmoed
Department of Biology
Illinois State University
Norma I , I I I i noi s 6 I 76 I
Shell Development Co.
Modesto, California 95350
Justus C. Frankenfeld
E I lery W. French
47 Pebble Va I ley Drive
Doyletown, Pennsylvania 1890 1
Great Hill Road
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 3060 1
Clyde W. Kearns
Shell Research Laboratories
Si tti ngbourne, Kent
Eng I and
James Louis Krysan
424 Ohio Drive
Brookings, South Dakota 57006
John W. Matteson
Wi I I i am E. McCau ley
Carl Otto Mohr
757-4 Houston Mi I I Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Wi I I iam B. Cutts
Richard James Dysart
Guy J . Noerdi nger
Palo Alto, Cal ifornia 94306
Steve Parsha I I
Talmage, California 95481
LTC Wi Hi am J . Patterson
Everett, Washington 98201
Shell Chemical Company
500 N.W. Plaza
St. Anne, Missouri 63074
John E. Porter
PHS Quarantine Station
Miami International Airport
P.O. Box 2335
Miami, Florida 33159
Maria C. Ronqu i I lo
Department of Zoology
Uni vers i ty of I I I i noi s
Urbana, I I I inois 61801
Robert H. Schiffman
1412 Bradford Drive
Columbia, Missouri 6520 1
Department of Entomology
Armsby Bu i I di ng
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Captain Martin L. Taylor
1 0th Medical Lab
A. P.O. New York 09180
Warren Willi amson
Gary R. Wi Ison
Department of Entomology
Uni vers i ty of MM noi s
Urbana, I I I inois 61801
Frank Ray Voorhees
Department of Biology
Knox Col lege
Galesburg, I I I i noi s 6 I 40 I
Richard C. Weddle
P.O. Box I 179
El Central, California 92243
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