Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Entomology
This letter from Dr. Lawrence W. Quate is one of many such letters received by Dr. Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds. Dirks-Edmunds consulted a number of experts to help identify the specimens she collected while conducting fieldwork. Quate was an expert on midges, also known as psychodids. Many of the colleagues with whom Dirks-Edmunds corresponded resided far afield from her research site on Saddleback Mountain in Oregon.
Dirks-Edmunds, a 1937 graduate of Linfield College, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1941; she returned to teach in the Biology department at Linfield from 1941-1974.
Quate, Lawrence W., "Letter from Lawrence W. Quate to Dr. Jane C. Dirks-Edmunds" (1960). Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds Documents. Document. Submission 19.