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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