USNM Curators Annual Reports: Department of Insects, 1895-1896

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In the previous annual report from the United States National Museum Department of Insects, the department reported nearly one hundred accessions of specimens added to its collections. The fiscal year 1896 proved even more fruitful in the quantity and quality of new accessions. It also included the untimely death of Insects' inaugural curator Charles V. Riley (1843-1895), injured in a bicycling accident. Leadership of the department passed to L. O. Howard, Riley's former assistant and fellow founder of the American Association of Economic Entomologists. Please help us transcribe Howard's report and see how the department rallied after this loss.

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