Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Morrison, Herbert Knowles

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4692

Herbert Morrison was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on January 24, 1854. He was an individual of great physical strength and endurance, and became a professional insect collector. He specialized in Lepidoptera, traveling widely in the American west and south. He named a number of species of western Lepidoptera, but much of what he collected was named by others. He contracted dysentery on one of his collecting trips, to Key West, Florida, and died on June 15, 1885, at Morgantown, North Carolina.


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