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Don R. Davis, Curator of Lepidoptera

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    BA Kansas
    PhD Cornell
Don Davis collecting insects at the 2009 Bio-Blitz, Patuxent River Park.  Photo by Adrian J. Testa, Smithsonian Institution

Research Interests:

Don R. Davis, the second son of Esker Arnold and Mildred Louise (Fortson) Davis was born March 28, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The outdoor experiences from growing up on a small farm near the City greatly fostered his early interests in all phases of natural history, including everything from astronomy to zoology. During his highschool years Don was an active participant in local and state science fairs. In his senior year he won honorable mention in the national Westinghouse Science Talent Search (with an article he wrote on the moth genus Schinia) and later won a trip to compete in the National Science Fair, which was held that year (1952) at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Because his exhibit (which won third place in the biology division) emphasized Lepidoptera, Don attracted the attention of staff members in the Museum's Division of Entomology, especially of then Head Curator, J. F. Gates Clarke. Following Clarke's initial urging to specialize in his particular field, Microlepidoptera, Don immediately embarked upon a career goal to work someday at the Smithsonian Institution.

Don received his B.A. degree in Entomology at the University of Kansas in 1956. In 1962 he earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University under John G. Franclemont, formerly a USDA research entomologist at the NMNH, whom Don had first met during the National Science Fair in 1952. Fullfilling a dream he had nurtured since highschool, Don was hired by J. F. Gates Clarke and the Smithsonian Institution as a research entomologist in Microlepidoptera in the fall of 1961, and he continues in that position at the present. From 1976 to 1981 he served as Chairman of the Department. Don married Mignon Marie Bush in 1972, who had recently been hired as an assistant in the same department. They have been blessed with two wonderful children, Marisa Marie and Steven Ray.

Since his graduate days, Don's research has focused on the phylogeny of the more primitive groups of Lepidoptera. He has published important references on many of these, in particular the families Acrolophidae, Carposinidae, Eriocottidae, Eriocraniidae, Gracillariidae, Neopseustidae, Ochsenheimeriidae, Opostegidae, Paleosetidae, Prodoxidae, Prototheoridae, Psychidae, and Tineidae, as well as on the new families Acanthopteroctetidae, Andesianidae, and Palaephatidae. Much of his research emphasizes the biology of his subjects and their immature stages. In recent years he has concentrated on the biology and biodiversity of plant-mining and cave-dwelling moths and is currently involved in major works on the Acrolophidae, Adelidae, Epipyropidae, Gracillariidae, Nepticulidae, and Tineidae. Since 2005 he has been a collaborator on the Lepidoptera ATOL project (www.leptree.net). The primary objective for this NSF sponsored program based at the University of Maryland, will be to estimate a "backbone" phylogeny for entire order, using DNA sequences of up to 24 nuclear genes (~18 kb total) from multiple representatives of all 126 families, and testing all current deep-level phylogenetic hypotheses. The molecular phylogeny plus a comprehensive re-evaluation of lepidopteran fossils will provide divergence date estimates for the major lineages. As part of this project he is also assisting in creating web pages summarizing the state of knowledge for all lepidopteran families and superfamilies, to be posted on educational web sites such as Tree of Life. Don's various activities has involved him in fieldwork over much of the United States and in 40 countries that has resulted in the addition of nearly one million insect specimens to the National Museum. In 1977 he was awarded the Jordan Medal by the Lepidopterists' Society for his work on yucca moths and their allies (Prodoxidae).

Don has served as president of the Entomological Society of Washington (1977), the Lepidopterists' Society (1985), and the Biological Society of Washington (1985-86).

Publications:

Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Davis, D.R., Harrison, T.L., Sohn, J.-C., Cummings, M.P., Zwick, A. and Mitter, K.T. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and revised classification for the oldest ditrysian moth lineages (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea), with implications for ancestral feeding habits of the mega-diverse Ditrysia. Systematic Entomology,doi:10.1111/syen.12110

Remeikus, A., Stonis, J. R., Diskus, A. and Davis, Donald R. 2014. The First Photographic Documentation and New Data on Enteucha guajave (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), A Pest of Guava from Equatorial America. The First Baltic International Conference on Field Entomology and Faunistics,, 1: 65-74.

Davis, D.R., Diaz, R. and Overholt, W.A. 2013. Systematics and biology of Cremastobombycia chromolaenae, new species (Gracillariidae), a natural enemy of Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and H. Robinson (Asteraceae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 67(1): 35-41.

Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Zwick, A., Bazinet, A.L., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y., Sohn, J.-C., Zwickl, D.J., Cho, S., Davis, D.R., Baixeras, J., Brown, J., Parr, C.S., Weller, S., Lees, D. and Mitter, K.T. 2013. A Large-Scale, Higher-Level, Molecular Phylogenetic Study of the Insect Order Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies). Plos One, 8(3): 1-23. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058568

San Blas, G.D. and Davis, D.R. 2013. Redescription of Dicranoses capsulifex Kieffer & Jörgensen (Lepidoptera: Cecidosidae) with description of the immature stages and biology. Zootaxa, 3682(2): 371-384.

Sohn, J.-C., Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Davis, D.R., Landry, J.-F., Zwick, A. and Cummings, M.P. 2013. A Molecular Phylogeny for Yponomeutoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Ditrysia) and Its Implications for Classification, Biogeography and the Evolution of Host Plant Use. Plos One, 8(1): 1-23. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055066

Davis, D.R. and Landry, J.-F. 2012. A review of the North American genus Epimartyria (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae) with a discussion of the larval plastron. ZooKeys, 183: 37-83.

Sohn, J.-C., Labandeira, C.C., Davis, D.R. and Mitter, C. 2012. An annotated catalog of fossil and subfossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Holometabola) of the world. Zootaxa, 3286: 1-132.

Davis, Donald R. 2012. Book Review: Thomas Sobczyk, 2005. Psychidae (Lepidoptera). In: M. Nuss (ed.), World Catalogue of Insects, Volume 10, Apollo Books Aps., Stenstrup, Denmark. 2005, 467 pp. Nota Lepidopterologica 35(2): 134

Davis, Donald R. 2012. [Review]: Basic Pattern of Lepidoptera Diversity in Southwestern Africa by Wolfram Mey. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 66(3): 183

Davis, D. R., Davis, M. M. and Mannion, C. 2012. Neotropical Tineidae IX: A review of the West Indian Xystrologa and biology of Xystrologa grenadella (Wlsm.), an invasive pest of cultivated greenhouse plants in southern Florida, USA and Germany (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Entomological Society of Washington, 114(4): 439-455.

Fox, Mark, Hazen, Rebecca and Davis, Donald R. 2012. Using internet images to gather distributional data for a newly discovered Caloptilia species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) specializing on Chinese tallow in North America. American Entomologist, 58(1): 32-35.

Moreira, Gilson R. P., Gonçalves, Gislene L., Eltz, Rodrigo P., San Blas, German and Davis, Donald R. 2012. Revalidation of Oliera Brèthes (Lepidoptera: Cecidosidae) based on a redescription of O. argentinana and DNA analysis of Neotropical cecidosids. Zootaxa, 3557: 1-19.

Cho, S., Zwick, A., Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Cummings, M.P., Yao, J., Du, Z., Zhao, H., Kawahara, A.Y., Weller, S., Davis, D. R., Baixeras, J., Brown, J.W. and Parr, C. 2011. Can Deliberately Incomplete Gene Sample Augmentation Improve a Phylogeny Estimate for the Advanced Moths and Butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)? Systematic Biology, 60(6): 782-796. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syr079

Davis, D. R. and De Prins, J. 2011. Systematics and biology of the new genus Macrosaccus with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae). ZooKeys, 98: 29-82. doi:10.3897/zookeys.98.925

Davis, D. R. and Wagner, D. 2011. Biology and systematics of the New World Phyllocnistis Zeller leafminers of the avocado genus Persea (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae). ZooKeys, 97: 39-73. doi:10.3897/zookeys.97.753

Davis, D.R., Mc Kay, F., Oleiro, M., Vitorino, M.D. and Wheeler, G.S. 2011. Biology and Systematics of the Leafmining Gracillariidae of Brazilian Pepper Tree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, with Descriptions of a New Genus and Four New Species. Journal of the Lepidopterists Society, 65(2): 61-93.

Kawahara, A.Y., Ohshima, I., Kawakita, A., Regier, J.C., Mitter, C., Cummings, M.P., Davis, D.R., Wagner, D.L., De Prins, J. and Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2011. Increased gene sampling strengthens support for higher-level groups within leaf-mining moths and relatives (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 182 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-182

Davis, D. R. 2010. Review of: Biology, Distribution, and Diversity of Tineid Moths by Gaden Robinson. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 64(1): 32-53.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Epipyropidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Bucculatricidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Gracillariidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Palaephatidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Andesianidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Opostegidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Cecidosidae. (leptree.net): 2010.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Heliozelidae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Adelidae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Incurvariidae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Acanthopteroctetidae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Eriocraniidae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Neopseustidae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, Donald R.. Family Prototheoridae. (leptree.net): 2009.

Davis, S. R. and Davis, D. R. 2009. First report of the old world genus Pelecystola in North America, with description of a new species (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). Zookeys, 25: 69-78. doi:10.3897/zookeys.25.197

Davis, S. R. and Davis, D. R. 2009. Neotropical Tineidae VIII: Falsivalva, a New Genus from Austral South America with Extreme Modification of the Male Postabdominal Terga (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 111(2): 378-392.

Heppner, J. B. and Davis, D. R. 2009. Guatemala moth notes, 2, A new Neopostega from Guatemala (Lepidoptera: Opostegidae). Lepidoptera Novae, 2(1): 31-34.

Kawahara, A.Y., Nishida, K. and Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). Zookeys, 27: 7-30. doi:10.3897/zookeys.27.250

Medeiros, M. J., Davis, D. R., Howarth, F.G. and Gillespie, R. 2009. Evolution of cave living in Hawaiian Schrankia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) with description of a remarkable new cave species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156(1): 114-139. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00477.x

Regier, J., Zwick, A., Cummings, M., Kawahara, A., Cho, S., Weller, S., Roe, A., Baixeras, J., Brown, J., Parr, C., Davis, D.R., Epstein, M., Hallwachs, W., Hausmann, A., Janzen, D.H., Kitching, I., Solis, M. A., Yen, S-H., Bazinet, A. and Mitter, C. 2009. Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9(1): 280

Rhainds, M., Davis, D.R. and Price, P.W. 2009. Bionomics of Bagworms (Lepidoptera: Psychidae). In: Berenbaum, M. R., Carde, R. T. and Robinson, G. E., Annual Review of Entomology. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, pp.209-226.

Roe, A.D., Weller, S.J., Baixeras, J., Brown, J., Cummings, M.P., Davis, D.R., Kawahara, A.Y., Parr, C., Regier, J.C., Rubinoff, D. and Simonsen, T.J. 2009. Evolutionary Framework for Lepidoptera Model Systems. In: Goldsmith, M.R. and Marec, F., Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis,(Contemporary topics in entomology series) pp.1-24.

Davis, Donald R. 2008. [Book Review] The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Nambia, Part 2. Lepidoptera Africana 4, ed. Wolfram Mey. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 62(1): 57

Davis, Donald R., Quintero A., Diomedes, Cambra, T. Roberto A. and Aiello, Annette. 2008. Biology of a new Panamanian Bagworm Moth (Lepidoptera:Psychidae) with predatory larvae, and eggs individually wrapped in setal cases. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101(4): 689-702.

Heppner, John B. and Davis, Donald R. 2008. Notes on the Hawaiian Dryadaula terpsichorella and its presence in Florida and California (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Lepidoptera Novae, 1(1-2): 55-58.

Stonis, J. R., Davis, Donald R. and Diskus, A. 2008. High biodiversity in Costa Rica (Central America): facts or artifacts?. Lietuvos biologinė įvairovė (būklė, struktūra, apsauga), 3: 99-106.

Davis, Donald R. and Davis, M. M. 2007. Neotropical Tineidae, V: A new genus and species of Tineidae associated with social hymenoptera and re-examination of two poorly known genera with similar biology (Lepidoptera : Tineidae, Lyonetiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 109(4): 741-764.

Davis, Donald R. and Stonis, Jonas R. 2007. A revision of the new world plant-mining moths of the family Opostegidae (Lepidoptera:Nepticuloidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 625: 1-212. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.625

Davis, D.R. 2006. Book Review: World Catalogue of Insects, Volume 6, Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera). Willy and Jurate De Prins. Apollo Books Aps., Stenstrup, Denmark. 2005, 502pp. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 99(1): 186-187.

Davis, D. R. 2006. Arrhenophanidae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series). Fasc. 28, p. 1-11.

Davis, D.R. 2005. Book Review. Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies, Vol. 2., Niels P. Kristensen, editor. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(1): 239-240.

Solis, M. A., Davis, Donald R. and Nishida, K. 2005. Biology and Systematics of Albusambia elaphoglossumae, a new genus and species of Crambidae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambinae) mining the fronds of Elaphoglossum conspersum (Pteridophyta: Lomariopsidaceae) in Costa Rica. International Journal of Tropical Biology, 53(3-4): 487-501.

Davis, Donald R. 2004. Prototheoridae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series), 11: 1-8.

Davis, D. R. 2004. Biology and Diversity of the Plant-Mining Opostegidae. XXII International Congress of Entomology, Symposium on 'Lepidoptera Phylogeny: Integrating Morphology, Life Histories and Molecular Evolution". (Abstract).

Davis, D. R. and D. L. Wagner. 2004. Biology and Systematics of the Neotropical Leafminer Genus Eucosmophora (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 13 (1-2): 1-40. pdf 13 megabytes

Pastrana, J. A. and D. R. Davis. 2004. Micropterigoidea - Yponomeutoidea. In: Pastrana, J. A. (ed.). Los Lepidopteros Argentinos, Sus Plantas Hospedadoras y otros Alimenticios. Sociedad Entomologica Argentina, Buenos Aires.

Davis, D. R. 2003. A monograph of the family Arrhenophanidea (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 620. pdf

Davis, D. R. and Gentile, P. 2003. Andesianidae, a new family of monotrysian moths (Lepidoptera: Andesianoidea) from austral South America. Invertebrate Systematics. 17: 15-26. pdf 13 megabytes

Sanchez-Pena, S. R., Davis, D. R. and Mueller, U. G. 2003. A gregarious, mycophagous, myrmecophilous moth, Amdria anceps Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Acrolophidae), living in Atta mexicana (F. Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) spent fungal culture accumulations. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 105: 186-194.

Davis, D. R., D. R. B. Landry and L. Roque-Albelo. 2002. Two New Neotropical Specis of Bucculatrix Leafminers (Lepidoptera: Bucculatricidae) Reared from Cordia (Boraginaceae). Rev. Suisse Zool. 109(2): 277-294.

Davis, D. R. 2002. Eucoloneura, A New Name to Replace the Generic Homonym Coloneura Davis (Lepidoptera: Psychidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104: 244.

Davis, D. R. and G. Deschka. 2001. Biology and Systematics of the North Phyllonorycter Leafminers on Salicaceae, with a Synoptic Catalogue of the Palearctic Species Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 614: 1-89. pdf

Davis, D. R. 2001. Brachygna incae, A New Genus and Species of Psychidae from Peru with Atypical Larval Biology (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Journal of Tropical Lepidoptera 10(2): 51-58.

Davis, D. R. 2001. A New Species of Prototheora from Malawi, with Additional Notes on the Distribution and Morphology of the Genus (Lepidoptera: Prototheoridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 103(2): 452-456.

Guillen, M., D. R. Davis and J. M. Heraty. 2001. A New Polyphagous Species of Marmara (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) Infesting Grapefruit in the Southwestern United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 103(3): 636-654.

Wagner, D. L., J. L. Loose, T. D. Fitzgerald, J. A. De Benedictis and D. R. Davis. 2000. A Hidden Past: the Hypermatamorphic Development of Marmara arbutiella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(1): 59-64.

Davis, D. R. 1998. A World Classification of the Harmacloninae, a New Subfamily of Tineidae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 597: 1-81. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1998. A Revision of the Genus Lamyristis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) and Proposal of a New Related Genus Acoremata from Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 100(1): 114-125.

Davis, D. R. 1998. Ochsenheimeriidae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 5(48):1-12.

Davis, D. R. 1998. Neopseustidae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 1(7): 1-8.

Davis, D. R. 1996. Neotropical Tineidae, VI: Prosetomorpha falcata, a New Genus and Species of Setomorphinae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea) from Colombia Associated with Curculionid Galleries in Stems of Solanum. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98(2): 173-187.

Davis, D. R. 1996. Donation of the Atsushi Kawabe Lepidoptera Collection to the Smithsonian Institution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 50(3): 270-271. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1996. A Revision of the Southern African Family Prototheoridae (Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea). Entomologica Scandinavica 27: 393-439.

Schmitt, J. J., Brown, M. W. and Davis, D. R. 1996. Taxonomy, morphology, and biology of Lyonetia prunifoliella (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae), a leafminer of apple. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 89(3): 334-345.

Davis, D. R. 1995. Epipyropidae. In: Heppner, J. B. (ed.). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera, Checklist: Part 2, Hyblaeoidea - Pyraloidea - Tortricoidea. Association of Tropical Lepidoptera, Gainesville, Florida.

Davis, D. R. and Hevel, G. F. 1995. Donation of the Auburn E. Brower Collection to the Smithsonian Institution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(3): 253-254. pdf

Davis, D. R., Karsholt, O., Kristensen, N. P. and Nielsen, E. P. 1995. Revision of the Genus Ogygioses (Paleosetidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 9: 1231-1263.

Davis, D. R. 1994. Neotropical Microlepidoptera XXV. New Leaf-Mining Moths from Chili, with remarks on the History and Composition of Phyllocnistinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 5(1): 65-75.

Davis, D. R. 1994. Neotropical Tineidae, V: The Tineidae of Cocos Island, Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 96: 735-748.

Davis, D. R. 1994. A Bilateral Gynandromorphic Harmaclona tephrantha from Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 5(2): 117-122.

Davis, D. R. 1994.  Jäckh collection of Microlepidoptera. Insect Coll. News. 9:13.

Labandeira, C. C., Dilcher, D. L., Davis, D. R. and Wagner, D. L. 1994. Ninety-Seven Million Years of Angiosperm-Insect Association: Paleobiological Insights into the Meaning of Coevolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 91: 12278-12282. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1993. Biology and systematics of plant mining Mangrove Lepidoptera. p. 8, Carribean Coral Reef Ecosystems report. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Davis, D. R. 1992. Families Palaeosetidae, Neopseustidae, Opostegidae, Eriocottidae, Tineidae, Arrhenophanidae, and Psychidae. In: Heppner, J. H. and Inoue, H. (eds.). Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Taiwan. E. J. Brill Publishers, Amsterdam.

Davis, D.R. 1992. Book Review: The Nepticulidae and Opostegidae (Lepidoptera) of  North West Europe by R. Johansson, E.S. Nielsen, E.J. van Nieukerken, and B. Gustafsson. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 46(3): 240-241.

Davis, D. R. and Hogue, C. L. 1992. Neotropical Microlepidoptera XXV, a New Arboreal Species of Acrolophus from Peru (Lepidoptera: Acrolophidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 100(2): 191-202.

Davis, D. R., Pellmyr, O. and Thompson, J. N. 1992. Biology and Systematics of Greya Busck and Tetragma, New Genus (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 524: 1-99. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1991. Forward to the English Edition. P. 894 pp. In: Rohdendorf, B. B. (ed.). Fundamentals of Paleontology, volume 9 (Arthropoda, Tracheata, Chelicerata). Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi.

Davis, D. R. 1991. Lectotype designation for Opostega heringella Mariani, a Synonym of Opostega spatulella Herich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Opostegidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1): 206-207.

Davis, D. R. 1991. First Old World Record of the Moth Family Arrhenophanidae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Tropical Lepidoptera 2: 41-42.

Davis, D. R. 1991. Neotropical Microlepidoptera XXIV. Description and Biological Observations of Ithotomus formasus Butler Webbing Leaves of Drimys winteri in Chile (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutinadae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(3): 690-702.

Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S., and Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, Morphology, Biology, and Host Specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an Agent for the Biological Control of Mimosa pigra L. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1): 16-44. pdf 13 megabytes

Davis, D. R. 1990. Tineidae. In: Miller, S. E. and Hodges, R. W. (eds.). Primary Types of Microlepidoptera in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 152(2).

Davis, D. R. 1990. Neotropical Microlepidoptera XXIII. First Report of the Family Eriocottidae from the New World, with Descriptions of New Taxa. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 92(1): 1-35.

Davis, D. R. 1990. [Review]. Fauna of New Zealand, Nepticulidae, by H. Conner and C. R. Wilkenson. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada 22(1): 59-60.

Davis, D. R. 1990. First Record of a Bagworm Moth from Hawaii: Description and Introduction of Brachycyttarus griseus De Joannis (Lepidoptera: Psychidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 92(2): 259-270.

Davis, D. R. 1990. Three New Species of Acrolophus from the Southeastern United States with remarks on the status of the Family Acrolophidae (Lepidoptera: Tineodea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 92(4): 694-704.

Davis, D. R. and Peña, J. E. 1990. Biology and Morphology of the Banana Moth, Opogona sacchari (Bojer), and its Introduction into Florida (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 92(4): 593-618.

Davis, D. R. 1989. [Definitions of new morphological terms in Lepidoptera]. P. xvii + 840 p. In: Nichols, S. W. (ed.). The Torre-Bueno Glossary of Entomology, Rev. Edition. [Publ. not given], [Place not given].

Davis, D. R. 1989. An Exceptional Fossil Amber Collection Acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 91(4): 545-550.

Davis, D. R. 1989. Generic Revision of the Opostegidae, with a Synoptic Catalog of the World's Species (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 478: 1-97. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1989. [Review]. Lepidoptera Anatomy by J. L. Eaton. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 91(2): 293-294.

Maier, C. T. and Davis, D. R. 1989. Southern New England Host and Distributional Records of Lithocolletine Gracillaridae, with Comparison of Host Specificity in Selected Temperate Regions. Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America 70: 1-23.

Davis, D. R. 1988. Forward. In: Zagulajev, A. K. (ed.). Fauna USSR, Subfamily Myrmecozelinae, Tineaidae, vol. 4. Academy of Sciences, USSR, Moscow.

Davis, D. R. 1988. Forward. In: Kuznetzov, V. I. (ed.). The Lepidoptera Fauna of the USSR and Adjacent Countries, Vol. 56. Academy of Sciences, USSR, Moscow.

Davis, D. R. 1988. (Abstract). The Prototheoridae, an Indigenous Family of South African Moths. Proc. XVIII Int. Cong. of Ent. 1988: 26. (Abstract).

Davis, D. R. 1988. (Abstract). The Tineoid Complex: A Review of the Biology, Composition, and Phylogeny of the Most Primitave Ditrysian Moths. Proc. XVIII Int. Cong. Ent. 1988: 79. (Abstract).

Davis, D. R. and Milstrey, E. G. 1988. Description and Biology of Acrolophys pholeter, (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), a New Moth Commensal from Gopher Tortoise Burrows in Florida. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 90(2): 164-178 [62 figs].

Davis, D. R. 1987. Micropterigidae, Eriocraniidae, Nepticulidae, Tischeriidae, Opostegidae, Incurbariidae, Heliozelidae, Tineidae, Psychidae, Ochsenheimeriidae, Lyonetiidae, Gracillariidae, and Epipyropidae. P. 975 pp. In: Stehr, R. F. (ed.). Immature Insects vol. 2. Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque.

Davis, D. R. 1987. Neotropical Tineidae, IV: Three New Acrolophus Species from Cuba and the Rediscovery of Acrolophus niveipunctatus Wlsm. (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 89(2): 275-282.

Davis, D. R. and Frack, D. C. 1987. Acanthopteroctetidae. P. 975 pp. In: Stehr, R. F. (ed.). Immature Insects vol. 2. Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque.

Davis, D. R. and Heppner, J. B. 1987. New Discoveries concerning Ischnuridia Sauber, A Remarkable Genus of Indo-Australian Tineidae (Lepidoptera). Tinea 12(suppl): 145-150.

Davis, D. R. 1986. Neotropical Tineidae, I: The Types of H. B. Moschler (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88(1): 83-92. pdf

Davis, D. R., Clayton, D. H., Janzen, D. H. and Brooke, A. P. 1986. Neotropical Tineidae, II: Biological Notes and Descriptions of Two New Moths Phoretic on Spiny Pocket Mice in Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88(1): 98-109. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1986. Neotropical Tineidae, III: The Geographic Origins and Systematic Relationships of Two Species Questionably Attributed to the Americas (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88(4): 734-739.

Davis, D. R. 1986. A Search for the Type Series of Nematocentropus omeiensis Huang (Lepidoptera: Neopseustidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88(2): 391.

Davis, D. R. 1986. A New Family of Monotrysian Moths from Austral South America (Lepidoptera: Palaephatidae), with a Phylogenetic Review of the Monotrysia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 434: 1-202. pdf

Faeth, S. H. and Davis, D. R. 1986. A New Oak-Mining Eriocraniid Moth from Southeastern United States (Lepidoptera: Eriocraniidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88(1): 145-153.

Davis, D. R. 1985. A Re-examination of Enteucha cyanochlora Meyrick and its Subsequent Transfer to the Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 87(1): 142-145.

Davis, D. R. 1985. Donation of Blanchard Lepidoptera Collection to the Smithsonian Institution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(3): 235-236.

Davis, D. R. and Nielsen, E. B. 1985. The South American Neopseustid Genus Apoplania Davis: a New Species, Distribution Records and Notes on Adult Behavour (Lepidoptera: Neopseustina). Entomologica Scandinavica 15: 497-509.

Nielsen, E. S. and Davis, D. R. 1985. The First Southern Hemisphere Prodoxid and the Phylogeny of the Incurvarioidea (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology 10: 307-322. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1984. Neopseustidae, Nepticulidae, Opostgidae, Tischeriidae, Incurvariidae, Cecidosidae, Adelidae, Prodoxidae, Tineidae, Psychidae, and Arrhenophanidae. In: Heppner, J. B. (ed.). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera, Checklist: Part 1, Micropterigoidea - Immoidea. Dr. W. Junk Publ., The Hague.

Davis, D. R. 1984. A New Acanthopteroctetes from the Northwestern United States (Acanthopteroctetidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 38(1): 47-50.

Davis, D. R. and Miller, S. 1984. Gracillariidae and Lyonetiidae. In: Heppner, J. B. (ed.). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera, Checklist: Part 1, Micropterigoidea - Immoidea. Dr. W. Junk Publ., The Hague.

Davis, D. R. 1983. Acanthopteroctetidae, Dalceridae, Epipyropidae, Eriocraniidae, Gracillariidae, Heliozelidae, Hepialidae, Incurvariidae, Limacodidae, Lyonetiidae, Megalopygidae, Micropterigidae, Ochsenheimeriidae, Opostegidae, Psychidae, Tineidae, Tischeriidae, and Zygaeniidae. In: Hodges, R. W. et al. (eds.). Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. London. E. W. Classey Ltd., London.

Davis, D. R. and Wilkinsen, C. 1983. Nepticulidae. In: Hodges, R. W. et al. (eds.). Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of MexicoLondon. E. W. Classey Ltd., London.

Davis, D. R. 1981. Jäckh Collection of Microlepidoptera to the Smithsonian Institution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 35(2): 160.

Davis, D. R. 1981. A Survey of Chilean Insect Fauna. Report of Chilean University Life 11(Fall): 11-12.

Nielsen, E. S. and Davis, D. R. 1981. A Revision of the Neotropical Incurvariidae S. Str., with the description of Two New Genera and Two New Species. Steenstrupia 7(3): 25-57.

Opler, P. A. and Davis, D. R. 1981. The Leaf Mining Moths of the Genus Cameraria Associated with Fagaceae in California (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 333: 1-58. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1980. Systematic Entomology at the British Museum (Natural History) and at the Smithsonian Institution - a History. XVI International Congress of Entomology 1: 3. (Abstract).

Davis, D. R. 1980. Chilean Insect Fauna. Report of Chilean University Life 8(Fall): 7-9.

Davis, D. R. 1980. A Rediscription of "Micropteryx" selectella Walker with a Discussion Concerning its Proper Family Affinities (Acrolepiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 34(2): 187-190. pdf

Davis, D. R. and Nielsen, E. S. 1980. Description of a New Genus and Two New Species of Neopseustidae from South America, with discussion of Phylogeny and Biological Observations (Lepidoptera: Neopseustoidea). Steenstrupia 6(16): 253-289.

Weires, R. S., Davis, D. R., Leeper, J. R. and Reissig, W. H. 1980. Distribution and Parasitism of Gracillariid Leaf miners on Apple in the Northeast. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 73(5): 541-546.

Davis, D. R. 1979. Manoneura, a New Name to Replace the Generic Homonym Oligoneura Davis (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). Florida Entomologist 62(3) pdf

Davis, D. R. 1978. New Leaf-mining Moths of the Family Nepticulidae from Florida. Florida Entomologist 61(4): 209-224. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1978. A Revision of the North American Moths of the Superfamily Eriocranioidea with the proposal of a New Family, Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 251: 1-131. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1978. Two New Genera of North American Incurvariidne Moths (Lepidoptera: Incurvarridae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 54: 147-153. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1978. The North American Moths of the Genera Phaeoses, Opogona, and Oinophila, with a Discussion of their Supergeneric Affinities (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 282: 1-39. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1975. Systematics and Zoogeography of the Family Neopseustidae with a proposal of a New Superfamily (Lepidoptera: Neopseustoidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 210: 1-44. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1975. Two New Species of Bagworm Moths from Venezuela with special remarks on Reproductive Morphology in Psychidae (Lepidoptera: Psychidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 77(1): 66-77.

Davis, D. R. 1975. A Review of Ochsenheimeriidae and the Introduction of the Cereal Stem Moth, Ochsenheimeria vacculella into the United States (Lepidoptera: Tineodea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 192: 1-20. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1975. A Review of the West Indian Moths of the family Psychidae with descriptions of New Taxa and Immature Stages. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 188: 1-66. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1974. A New Species of Paraclemensia from Europe with comments on the Distribution and Speciation of the Genus (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). Alexanor 8(8): 342-348.

Davis, D. R. 1973. Issiki Collection of Microlepidoptera to the Smithsonian Institution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 27: 159-160.

Davis, D. R. 1972. Tetrapalpus trinidadensis, a New Genus and Species of Cave Moth from Trinidad (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74(1): 49-59.

Davis, D. R. 1972. Careospina quercivora, a New Genus and Species of Moth Infesting Live Oaks in California (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74(1): 121-128.

Davis, D. R. 1972. Vespina, a New Name to Replace the Generic Homonym Careospina Davis (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74(4): 472.

Davis, D. R. 1971. Ferguson Collection to Smithsonian Institution. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 25(3): 16.

Davis, D. R. 1969. A Revision of the American Moths of the Family Carposinidae (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae). United States National Museum Bulletin 289: 1-105.

Davis, D. R. 1969. A Review of the Genus Acanthopteroctetes with Description of a New Species (Eriocraniidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 23(3): 137-147. pdf

Davis, D. R. 1967. A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Prodoxinae (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). United States National Museum Bulletin 255: 1-170.

Davis, D. R. 1964. Bagworm Moths of the Western Hemisphere (Lepidoptera: Psychidae). United States National Museum Bulletin 244: 1-233.

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