canker worm describer

David Voegtlin dvoegtli at UIUC.EDU
Thu Nov 4 09:07:55 CST 2004

I have a friend that is interested in further information on W. D.
Peck who named the spring canker worm Paleacrita vernata (Peck) in an
article in the Massachussets Magazine in 1795.  Can anyone provide
information or have suggestions on possible sources.

Thank you,
David Voegtlin

Center for Ecological Entomology
Illinois Natural History Survey
607 E. Peabody
Champaign, Illinois  61820-6970
ph:  (217) 244-2152
fax:  (217) 333-8076
e-mail:  dvoegtli at

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