The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Brues, Charles Thomas
BRUES, brooz, Charles Thomas, American entomologist: b. Wheeling, W. Va., 1879. He studied at the University of Texas and at Columbia University; was appointed field agent of the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture 1904-05; curator of invertebrate zoology in the Milwaukee Public Museum 1905-09, and then became instructor in economic entomology at Harvard University. His contributions on embryology and the habits of insects, notably the Hymenoptera — ants, bees, etc., and Diptera — mosquitoes, flies, fleas, etc., are highly instructive. He was editor of the Bulletin of the Wisconsin Natural History Society 1907-09; and in 1910 was appointed editor of Psyche, a journal of entomology.