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Painter, Reginald H., 1901-1968


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    • Reginald Henry
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    • Painter, R. H. (Reginald Henry), 1901-1968
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    • found: Studies on the biologies of three related legume aphids in relation to their host plants, 1958:title page (Reginald H. Painter)
    • found: A monograph of the genus Poecilanthrax (Diptera: Bombyliidae), 1960:title page (Reginald H. Painter)
    • found: Encyclopedia of entomology, 2008:(Painter, Reginald Henry; Reginald Painter was born on September 12, 1901, at Brownwood, Texas, USA; he received a B.A. (1922) and M.A. (1924) from the University of Texas, and a Ph. D. from Ohio State University (1926); he immediately joined the faculty at Kansas State University, where he remained for his entire career except for brief periods in Honduras and Guatemala; Painter became widely recognized as the leading authority of plant resistance to insects; he worked cooperatively with plant breeders in the production of sorghum, wheat, and alfalfa varieties resistant to insect pests; he also documented the existence of insect biotypes that could overcome host plant resistance; he is remembered for his authorship of "Insect resistance in crop plants," which was the major synthesis and leading work on the subject for decades; Painter also had a strong interest in Bombyliidae, and he and his wife described several new genera and numerous new species from North and Central America, and redescribed many European species; Painter was a fellow of the Entomological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was awarded the Gamma Sigma Delta International Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture; he died on December 23, 1968, in Mexico City)
    • found: The European corn borer in Kansas, 1950:caption (R.H. Painter, Department of Entomology, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan, Kansas)
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