COL Clyde F. Gillette
Founding member of the Utah Lepidopterists' Society.
Current President of the Utah Lepidopterists' Society.
Succeeded Joel M. Johnson as editor of Utahensis after Volume 3.
Maintains meticulous records for all species of Utah (non-skipper) butterflies including state records, county records, lowest elevation, highest elevation, early records, late records, and carrier in mated flight data.
Documents careful study of Utah butterfly developmental histories including larval foodplants, various measurements of immatures, updating taxonomy, etc.
Specialist at understanding the history of lepidoptera and lepidopterists in Utah and Colias (sulfur) butterflies.
Described Colias occidentalis wasatchia from Utah in 1989.
Seasoned hiker--has hiked all of the major high points in all of Utah and all of the 11 western U.S. states.
Fond of all arctic/alpine butterflies--especially Erebia magdalena (black alpine) in early youth.
Was junior co-author of Migrations of the Painted Lady Butterfly in 1941 (at the age of 14) and again in 1945 (Pan-Pacific Entomologist 18·4 and 23·2).
Proposed Basilarchia weidemeyeri (western admiral) as Utah state butterfly in high school yearbook in 1942.
Worked with the Utah Museum of Natural History for the "Collector's Cabinet" tribute.
*Utahensis is still available from Clyde as "A Lepidoptera Journal." The current official bulletin of the Society is "Utah Lepidopterist."
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