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Biographical entry Colless, Don

Entomologist and Taxonomist


Don Colless worked for the Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1960-87. He was particularly interested in taxonomy and was Chief Curator of the Australian National Insect Collection 1971-77.


Educated Universities of Sydney (BAgSc 1947) and Malaya (PhD 1956). Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1947, worked in North Borneo 1947-52 and Singapore 1952-60, Senior Research Officer, Division of Entomology, CSIRO 1960-87, Chief Curator, Australian National Insect Collection 1971-77.

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  • Colless, D. H., 'In Memoriam Willi Hennig', Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, vol. 16, no. 1, 1977, p. 6. Details

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