Thomas Casey, approx.
Thomas Casey was one of the most
prolific workers of North American Coleoptera. He graduated
from West Point military academy in 1879, and his life as an
army engineer provided him ample opportunity for travel and
collecting. He was in South Africa in 1882-1883, California
in 1885-1886, Texas in 1886, Rhode Island in 1888, New York
in 1889-1893, Virginia in 1895-1899, Mississippi in 1901, Missouri
in 1902-1906, and Washington, D.C. in 1907-1925. He became a
Lieutenant Colonel in 1906, Colonel in 1909, and he retired
in 1912. He amassed a large collection by personal collecting
and by purchase, and most of that collection is now housed at
the U.S. National Museum in Washington, D.C. Among the 10,000 or so species names he produced, he may have created more synonyms than any other person. He published 76 papers, and his
most important work was probably his privately published Memoirs
on the Coleoptera (1910-1924).
Essig, E. O. 1972. A HISTORY OF ENTOMOLOGY. Hafner Publishing
Co., New York. 1,029 pp.