Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

McGlashan, Charles Fayette

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1755

Charles McGlashen was born August 12, 1847. After obtaining seminary education in California and Massachusetts he became a high school principal in Placerville, California, and also was an accomplished lawyer, editor, and astronomer. He is also remembered, however, as an ardent amateur entomologist. He contributed numerous specimens to Henry Edwards’ Lepidoptera studies and collection and developed an all-glass display case for his moths and butterflies. Interestingly, he also established a butterfly farm at Truckee, California, offered a correspondence course for amateur entomologists, and started a short-lived monthly magazine, “The butterfly farmer.” He died in 1931.


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