Arnold Mallis was born at New York, New York, USA, on October 15, 1910. He and his family relocated to California in 1927 and he entered the University of Southern California with the intent of becoming a dentist. The Great Depression intervened and Mallis had to leave college to work. He then became interested in natural history and enrolled at Pasadena Junior College and the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded a B.S. degree in 1934 and an M.S. degree in 1939, both in entomology. Mallis worked for several years as an entomologist with the building and grounds department of the University of California, Los Angeles. During World War II, he worked on malaria control, and from 1945 to 1968 he was employed by Gulf Oil Company, where he worked on screening and formulating insecticides. In 1968 he joined Pennsylvania State University as an extension entomologist, where he worked until he retired in 1975. Mallis is best remembered as the author of “the bible of the structural...
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