Clare Baltazar

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Clare R. Baltazar,
Ph. D. in Systematic Entomology

Clare R. Baltazar (born November 1, 1927) is a foremost Filipino entomologist. She is the author of Philippine Insects, the first authoritative text on Philippine insects.



Dr. Baltazar got her B.S.A. in Entomology from the University of the Philippines in 1947. She later pursued a Master of Science degree in Economic Entomology in 1950 and Ph.D. in Systematic Entomology in 1957 from the University of Wisconsin.

Career and Contributions

Dr. Clare Baltazar has done numerous studies on insects, particularly on Philippine-endemic Hymenoptera species, which proved important for biological insect control in the country. She also discovered 8 genera and 1 subgenus of Hymenoptera, and 108 species of Philippine parasitic wasps.

She received in 1980 the Rizal Patria Award in entomology. In 2001 she was conferred as a National Scientist by Former President Joseph Estrada.

External Links


  • Gorgonio, Luis (1998). The Filipino Scientists. Loacan Publishing House: Manila.



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