John B. Heppner

Taxonomic Entomologist
Curator of Lepidoptera, Immatures, and Odonata
Phone: 352-372-3505 x 139
FAX: 352-334-0737
s-Mail: PO Box 147100, Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
e-Mail:heppnej@doacs.state.fl.us
PhD: University of Florida


Curatorial duties include Lepidoptera, holometabolous immature insects, and Odonata (shared with Research Associate, Mr. Bill Mauffrey). Professional activities include editing of FSCA entomology series (Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas and Occasional Papers of the FSCA), plus serving as Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and editing their journals and book series.

Research interests include Microlepidoptera, especially certain families of day-flying moths (Brachodidae, Choreutidae, Glyphipterigidae, and Immidae), Tortricidae, and aquatic Pyralidae. Current major projects include work on the Manual of Lepidoptera, and the faunas of Florida, Taiwan, and the Neotropics, plus editing and cataloging for the series: Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera, Atlas of North American Lepidoptera, Lepidoptera of Taiwan, and Lepidopterorum Catalogus. Florida projects involve faunal surveys and revision of the Lepidoptera of Florida catalog, plus a coordinated hostplant catalog for it. Current taxonomic revisions in progress include the North American Choreutidae and Alucitidae, plus a synopsis of Lepidoptera classification.

Other activities include serving as Courtesy Professor, Department of Entomology, and Nematology, University of Florida, and supervising graduate students (2 current students); also member, Advisory Council, SHILAP (Sociedad HispanoLuso-Americana de Lepidopterologia), Madrid, Spain; and Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


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