Submitted to: American Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/14/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Interpretive summary not necessary for an obituary.
Technical Abstract: Richard F. Wilkey was a talented and innovative preparator of insect and mite specimens on microscope slides. The more than 1,000,000 specimens that he prepared during his career are highly prized by researchers and identifiers alike since they are the best for studying the minute structures that are so important in diagnosing species. Richard also was dedicated to 4-H and had a major positive impact on the more than 100 students that he taught about insects over the 40 years that he served as part of the 4-H program.