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The Eccentric Life Of Harrison Dyar Revealed In New Book About Moths, Myths And Mosquitoes


A Sacramento scientist has turned his expertise into a new a book.

Marc Epstein is the author of “Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar.”

Dyar (1866-1929) was an eccentric's eccentric, legendary for being a prolific tunneler in Washington, D.C. by his two homes, a bigamist, and all the while being a significant worker on moths and mosquitoes.

Epstein is also a senior insect biosystematist for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, working in a lab in South Sacramento studying moths and butterflies.

He has a book signing the Twenty Three Hundred Sunday.

Epstein doubles as a musician. He previews some of his music as well. Listen here.


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