In memoriam: Wallace Edmund LaBerge (1927-2013)


  • Claus Rasmussen Aarhus University
  • Victor H. Gonzalez Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Michael S. Engel University of Kansas
  • Charles D. Michener University of Kansas





A brief account of the life and career of Wallace Edmund LaBerge (1927–2013) is presented along with a compilation of his publications and taxa proposed.  In total 326 publications and 1 family-group, 46 genus-group, and 206 species-group names are listed, as well as seven cases of eponymy.


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Elzinga, R.J. 1982. The genus Antennequesoma (Acari: Uropodina) and descriptions of four new species. Acarologia 23(4): 319–325.

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Gonzalez, V.H., & M.S. Engel. 2013. Maria Guiomar Nates-Parra: Biographical sketch and summary of contributions to the melittological knowledge of Colombia. Journal of Melittology 6: 1–7.

Gonzalez, V.H., & T. Griswold. 2013. Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Diversity, host plant associations, phylogeny, and biogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168(2): 221?425.

Gusenleitner, F. 1998. Neue westpaläarktische Andrena-Arten (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Andreninae). Entomofauna 19(6): 109–144.

Hirashima, Y., & M. Abe. 2011. Bees of the genera Xenorhiza Michener and Palaeorhiza Perkins (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) of Papua New Guinea collected by Dr. W.J. Pulawski of the California Academy of Sciences. Entomological Science 14(3): 309–318.

Moldenke, A.R. 1981. A generic reclassification of the New World Clytrinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with a description of new species. Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. [Georg] Frey, Tutzing bei München 29–30: 75–116.

Ribble, D.W. 1968. Revisions of two subgenera of Andrena: Micrandrena Ashmead and Derandrena, new subgenus (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 8(5): 237–394.

Timberlake, P.H. 1960. A revisional study of the bees of the genus Perdita F. Smith, with special reference to the fauna of the Pacific coast (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). Part IV. University of California Publications in Entomology 17(1): 1–156.


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Rasmussen, C., Gonzalez, V. H., Engel, M. S., & Michener, C. D. (2013). In memoriam: Wallace Edmund LaBerge (1927-2013). Journal of Melittology, 17, 1-22.

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