Charles A. Triplehorn – In memory

Professor and Curator Emeritus Dr. Charles “Chuck” Triplehorn passed away on Thursday, August 25. Some of my best memories of Chuck over the 20+ years I’ve known him are his interactions with staff, students, volunteers, and visitors here at the collection. I thought it would be nice to celebrate his life and accomplishments by sharing some of these moments here. Chuck was generous with his time and knowledge, and very supportive of young entomologists. We’ll miss you, Chuck!

I’ll write about Chuck’s legacy here at the collection on an upcoming post.

For more photos & stories check the collection’s Facebook page.

Link to Charles A. Triplehorn’s obituary


About the Author: Dr. Luciana Musetti is an Entomologist and Curator of the Triplehorn Insect Collection.

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  1. I’ve told this story many times, as an undergrad I was studying at Stone Lab, Dave Horn asked me to go pick up Chuck at the port. At the time I was a weekly columnist for the Lantern and was fairly well known around campus. When I met Chuck I was surprised to learn he was a fan and regular reader. I had just one question to ask him, “who wrote the coleoptera key for Borror-Delong?” He asked, “Why do you ask?” I said because it’s (Messed, not what I said) up! You have to tear the specimens apart to follow the key.” He chuckled and said, “I did.”

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