He was the author of 78 scientific articles and six books, including Insects, Their Ways and Means of Living (1930) and the book considered to be his crowning achievementEickwort, G. C. (1993) From the foreword to the 1993 reprinting of Snodgrass, R. E. Principles of Insect Morphology. Cornell Press. pp. ix-xi., the Principles of Insect Morphology (1935).
R.E. Snodgrass was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 5th, 1875, to James Cathcart Snodgrass and Annie Elizabeth Evans Snodgrass, where he lived until he was eight years old. He was the oldest of three children. His admitted first ambition in life was to be a railway engineer or a Pullman conductor, though frequent visits to the St. Louis Zoo aroused his early interests in zoology. His first recollections of entomology were recorded by E.B. Thurman:<ref... Read More