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Charles Duncan Michener
Charles D. Michener at home, 2015
Born (1918-09-22)September 22, 1918
Died November 1, 2015(2015-11-01) (aged 97)
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Scientific career
Fields entomology
Institutions University of Kansas
Thesis Comparative External Morphology, Phylogeny, and a Classification of the Bees (1942)
Doctoral advisor Edward Oliver Essig
Doctoral students Paul R. Ehrlich

Charles Duncan Michener (September 22, 1918 – November 1, 2015) was an American entomologist. He was born in Pasadena, California. He was a leading expert on bees, his magnum opus being The Bees of the World.

His books

  • Michener, C. D. (1974). The Social Behavior of the Bees. Harvard University Press. 404 pp.
  • Michener, C. D. (2000). The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 913 pp.
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