Baltazar, Clare R.

Ph. D. Systematic Entomology



Dr. Baltazar has consistently maintained outstandingly high standards of achievement throughout her academic life. Her numerous publications on Philippine insects especially on Philippine Hymenoptera are very significant to science for they lay the groundwork for future biological control in the Philippines. Her book Philippine Insects is the first authoritative text on Philippine insects. Other important contributions of Dr. Baltazar to science are the discoveries of eight and one subgenus of Hymenoptera. For these achievement, Dr. Baltazar is well recognized here and abroad. In 1980, she received the Rizal Patria Award in entomology.