Jack L. Harry
Began to seriously notice butterflies at about age 6-8 years of age while living near San Diego.
Collected butterflies in and near Montrose, Colo. until into High School, then went into diapause.
Worked for the U.S.G.S. as a topographic surveyor from 1960 to 1973 in the Rocky Mtn Region (Texas to Mont). Special assignment were 2 summers in Alaska and 2 summers in Antarctica.
Started collecting again in 1971. Got in 2 years collecting while still with the U.S.G.S., mostly in Texas, E. Mont. and Alaska. Managed to collect most of the species in Texas.
Did a bit of rearing as an adolescent and while with the U.S.G.S., including discovering a few larval foodplants in W. Texas.
Became employed with the U.S. Forest Service in Salt Lake City in 1977.
Retired from the Forest Service in 1994.
Went to work at the weather station as an observer in 2000. Expect to re-retire in 2004.
Began rearing and collecting seriously in Utah with special interest in the Theclini in the western U.S.
Recently became interested in Colias of the world. Expect to take extended trips to other continents to collect Colias in near future.
Mt. Harry in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.
Boloria improba harryi from Wind River Mtns, Wyoming
Published photo life histories of Papilio xuthus and Adelpha bredowi in Tropical Lepidoptera and Holarctic Lepidoptera.
Have a manuscript submitted describing the immature stages of Colias johanseni.
Accomplished close-up photographer.
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