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"A Difference of Degrees" Pioneer Lecture Honoring Professor Lawrence A. Hetrick. Robert E. Woodruff, Emeritus Taxonomist. Bureau of Entomology Division of Plant Industry Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Lawrence A. Hetrick 1910 – 1996. Lawrence Hetrick History.

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A difference of degrees pioneer lecture honoring professor lawrence a hetrick

"A Difference of Degrees"Pioneer Lecture Honoring ProfessorLawrence A. Hetrick

Robert E. Woodruff, Emeritus Taxonomist

Bureau of Entomology

Division of Plant Industry

Florida Department of

Agriculture and Consumer Services


Lawrence A. Hetrick1910 – 1996


Lawrence hetrick history
Lawrence Hetrick History

  • Born in Harrisburg, PA in 1910.

  • Bachelor's degree in entomology from American University in 1931.

  • Master's degree in entomology from Louisiana State University in 1932.

  • Registered entomologist working as an inspector for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.

  • Assistant entomologist for the Virginia Agriculture Experimental Station.

  • Enrolling in a doctoral program in biology at Ohio State University in 1946.

  • Married Willa Mae.


Work and volunteerism
Work and Volunteerism

  • UF in 1947 as an assistant professor of entomology.

  • President of the Florida Entomological Society,1964.

  • Served as president of the S.E. Forest Insect Study Conference and also as a section secretary for the Entomological Society of America.

  • After retiring from UF in 1972, he spent many hours volunteering his time at Morningside Nature Center in Gainesville, FL.

  • Served as the first naturalist interpreter for the 57-acre Bivens Arm Nature Park in Gainesville upon its opening in 1984.

  • Through this post he shared with others his extensive knowledge of the natural history of the oak tussock moth and the lifestyles of the web worm.

  • He passed away in 1996.


Then 1958
Then (1958)

  • DDT, chlordane, parathion

  • DEET was experimental

  • Stereo, Barbie dolls, hoola hoops

  • Sputnik in space

  • Nobelium discovered

  • Integrated circuits invented

  • Commercial jet service began

  • Gas wars, 16-18¢ / gal., ave. 24¢

  • Discovery- genetic recombination


Now since 1958
Now (Since 1958)

  • Computers, copiers, cell phones

  • Air conditioned buildings or cars

  • Disney World, Space Center

  • Turnpike, I-75, freeways

  • Gatorade, bottled water

  • Lovebugs, fire ants, plant viruses

  • Doyle Conner Bldg. (Seagle Bldg.)

  • FSCA Research Associates Prog.

  • Butler Plaza (Stengel Field)



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H. V. Weems

H. A. Denmark

Elouise Riddick

F. W. Mead

John Morrison

Mary Monroe


Doyle Conner Building Gainesville, Florida


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Lawrence hetrick scholarship
Lawrence Hetrick Scholarship

  • Dr. Hetrick captivated students and audiences with his imaginative and detailed accounts of nature, ranging from insects to trees.

  • Students enrolled in courses at the Department of Entomology and Nematology are eligible for this scholarship.

  • Last year’s recipients were Ryan Welch and Eric Shuping, $1,000 each, both are active in many professional associations.



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