Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/25/2003
Publication Date: 7/25/2003
Citation: Henry, T.J. 2003. Richard Charles Froeschner (1916-2002): biographical sketch, described taxa, and publications.. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 105: 1074-1086 Interpretive Summary: The passing of Dr. Richard C. Froeschner on May 2, 2002 brings to a close the long career of an eminent scientist devoted to entomology and helping others. Dr. Froeschner's contributions are numerous, including nearly 20 years devoted to university teaching, but most important is his taxonomic research on Heteroptera, or true bugs. This paper provides a biographical sketch outlining his educational background, interests, and entomological career; a list of the new subfamilies, genera, and species of true bugs he described; and a list of his publications. This will be of use to all scientists involved in research on true bugs.
Technical Abstract: The death of Dr. Richard C. Froeschner, 1916-2002, is reported. Provided are a biographical sketch outlining his educational background, interests, and entomological career; a list of the new genera and species of the true bugs he described; and a list of his publications.