Gene Kritsky on Charles Darwin's Contributions to Entomology

Dr. Gene Kritsky, a professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, adjunct curator of entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, talked about Charles Darwin's Contributions to Entomology at Entomology 2012, ESA's 60th Annual Meeting.

Darwin published numerous articles on insects, used entomological examples to support his theories of species origin and sexual selection, and made countless references to insects in his books. His Origin of Species contains about 50 references to insects. Darwin drew on insects extensively for The Descent of Man and cited 85 entomologists whose work encompassed the globe. Darwin also advanced research in the discipline by reviewing favorably and encouraging the work of his entomological colleagues H.W. Bates, Alfred Russel Wallace, and John Lubbock.

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