On June 11, 2014 Chris Haes passed away, aged 84. Chris is best known among orthopterists for one the first European books on Orthoptera accessible to the broader public: Grasshoppers and Allied Insects of Britain and Ireland, which was he published together with Judith Marshall in 1988. This publication has enormously stimulated the study of grasshoppers in the UK and Ireland, but also in the rest of Europe.
Source: Sutton, P. 2014. Orthoptera and allied Insects Recording Scheme of Britain and Ireland Newsletter 31: 6. [Also published in the British Journal of Entomology and Natural History]. www.orthoptera.org.uk