Mont A. Cazier 1911-1995

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Mont Cazier.
Photo by Art Evans.


Although Mont Cazier devoted a life time of work towards the study of tiger beetles, he was an expert on the systematics and biodiversity of Coleoptera in general as well as wasps and flies. He published 61 papers, and a number of those concerned scarabs. He had a considerable depth of knowledge of the insects and arachnids inhabiting southwestern North America, knowledge he acquired from constant field work.

He became a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 1941, and he retired from there in 1962. He then joined the the faculty in the Zoology Department of Arizona State University where he was considered irascible as well as an expert teacher. He retired from ASU in 1982 when he was 70 years old.



Douglas, M. 1996. In Memoriam Mont A. Cazier (1911-1995). Cicindela 28: 1-11.


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