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Charles Valentine Riley

C.V. Riley was the state entomologist of Missouri from 1868 to 1877, and often lectured at Kansas State University. The French government awarded Riley for his work in helping to save French vineyards from the Phylloxera infestation of 1875 and mildw in 1884. In 1878 he was appointed national entomologist with the USDA. He is best known as the founder of biological control in America.

The Special Collections at Kansas State University is fortunate in having many of Riley's entomological charts in their archive. These were photographed by Donald Albern, digitized, and are included in the image gallery below.

In addition to the images in the K-State collections, the Agriculatural Research Services National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD has papers, sketchbooks and hundreds of other documents related to C.V. Riley. These images, some included below, are in the public domain. Please mention the originating source if using any of these images.

Read more about him and his accomplishments at http://www.emporia.edu/ksn/v41n2-june1995/riley.htm and http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2005/051017.htm .

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C.V. Riley CollectionNational Ag. Library
National Ag, Library
 
 
American Fig Insect - Vedalia cardinalis
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American fig insects, Vedalia cardinalis
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Anatomy of worker bee
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Butterflies, Professor Riley's childhood drawings
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Butterfly, Professor Riley's childhood drawings
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C.V. Riley - close-up of Riley examining an insect
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C.V. Riley 1
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C.V. Riley 1876
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C.V. Riley 1876 -2
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Desk - part of the permanent exhibit, National Agricultural Library's Special Collections
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Family Portrait
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Family Portrait -2
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Henry De Varigny, France, a collaborator 1889
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Henry Guernsey Hubbard, 1850-1899, friend and associate
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Hickory gall-making Phylloxerae, 1880
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Jules Emile Planchon, Montpellier, France
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Medal awarded to Riley by the French Government
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Medal awarded to Riley by the French Government
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Medal awarded to Riley by the French Government
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Medal awarded to Riley by the French Government
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one of Riley's children
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one of Riley's children
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one of Riley's children
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one of Riley's children, eldest daughter
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one of Riley's children, fourth daughter
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Riley Family Portrait
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Riley with daughters in photo studio
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Riley with daughters in photo studio - close-up
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Riley, in right front seat of buggy
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Worker bee life stages
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Worker bee life stages
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