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Septima's ClubtailGomphurus septimaSeptima C. Smith, PhD (1891-1984)an odonatologist who in the ca. 1930's became first woman faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences to attain the rank of Full Professor at the University of Alabama.Link
Septima's ClubtailGomphurus septimaSeptima's Clubtail Common NameSeptima as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Septima is "seventh". Suitable in the past for the seventh child in a large family.Link
Septima's ClubtailGomphurus septimaWhat’s in a name?Septima’s Clubtail (Gomphurus septima) is named in honor of Septima Cecilia Smith, PhD (1891–1984). Smith became the first woman faculty member at the University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences to attain the rank of Full Professor, serving on the faculty of the Department of Biology from 1927 until her retirement in 1962. Photo of Septima Smith: Would need to get permission from U. of Alabama LinkJohn Petranka