Michael C. Thomas

Michael Charles Thomas (May 5, 1948 – October 14, 2019) was an American entomologist who co-authored the book series American Beetles.

Michael C. Thomas
Born(1948-05-05)May 5, 1948
DiedOctober 4, 2019(2019-10-04) (aged 71)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Known forAmerican Beetles
Scientific career
FieldsEntomology
InstitutionsFlorida Department of Agriculture

Born in Miami, Florida, Thomas graduated from the University of South Florida in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts, followed by a Master of Science degree in Entomology from the University of Florida in 1981. Thomas also received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

From 1986 to 1988, Thomas worked as a Taxonomic Entomologist for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Beginning in 1988, Thomas worked for the Florida Department of Agriculture in Gainesville as a Taxonomic Entomologist, an Entomology Section Administrator, and a Curator of Coleoptera and Orthoptera. His research interests included the biology and systematics of Cucujidae, and the zoogeography of the beetles of Florida. He retired in 2013.

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External linksEdit

  • Works by or about Michael C. Thomas in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • "Obituary". Legacy.com.
  • Bibliography