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charles valentine riley

British-born American entomologist who contributed much to the advancement of the systematic study of insects of economic significance in the United States and helped to establish the Division of Entomology (later called Entomology Research Division) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, his well-documented and vividly illustrated studies were instrumental in making farmers aware for the first time of the importance of insect pest control in crop production.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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