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Edna Libby Beutenmüller

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Edna Libby Beutenmüller
Edna Libby Hyatt

(1872-12-08)December 8, 1872
DiedJuly 14, 1934(1934-07-14) (aged 61)
Resting placeBrookside Cemetery
Known forScientific illustration
Spouse(s)William Beutenmüller

Edna Libby Beutenmüller (née Hyatt; December 8, 1872 – July 14, 1934) was an American scientific illustrator notable for producing illustrations in publications including those published by the American Museum of Natural History.[1][2][3] After coming to NY in 1899, she studied art and began working as a botanical illustrator.[4] She was also a collector of specimens and assisted with the scientific study of insect species.[5][6]

A resident of Tenafly, New Jersey,[7] she was married to William Beutenmuller.[8]


  1. ^ Brues, Charles T. (1918). "Book Reviews: Field Book of Insects, by F. E. Lutz and A Year of Costa Rican Natural History by A. S. and P. P. Calvert". Psyche. 25 (2): 36. doi:10.1155/1918/69793 – via Cambridge Entomological Club.
  2. ^ Barnes, William; McDunnough, James H. (1918). Illustrations of the North American species of the genus Catocala. [New York]. p. 3. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.57639.
  3. ^ Schwartz, Herbert F. (1932). "The Genus Melipona : The type genus of the Meliponodae or Stingless Bee" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 63: 231–460.
  4. ^ "Edna Libby Hyatt Beutenmuller (1872-1934) - Find..." www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  5. ^ Kearfott, W. D. (1907). "Microlepidoptera from the Black Mountain region of North Carolina, with descriptions of new species" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 23: 153–168.
  6. ^ Felt, Ephraim Porter (1917). "Key to American insect galls". New York State Museum Bulletin. 200: 5–310.
  7. ^ "Artist Dies Mr. Edna Beutenmuller, Tenafly Resident. Dead At 61", The Record, July 17, 1934. Accessed November 22, 2020. "Funeral services will be held today at 2 p. m. for Mrs. Edna Beutenmuller of 85 Elm Street, Tenafly.... She has been a resident of Tenafly for fourteen years."
  8. ^ Anonymous (1934). "Obituary". Entomological News. 45 (4): 112.


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