Thomas P. Simon serves as Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contaminants Program, in Bloomington, Indiana.Joseph R. Tomelleri is a scientific illustrator whose work has appeared in more than 1,000 publications.
He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.