Faculty & Staff

Richard L. Brown

Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Taxonomy / Systematics
Email: moth@ra.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2990
Fax: (662) 325-8837
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 144

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mississippi Entomology Museum


  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.S., University of Arkansas
  • B.S., University of Arkansas

Courses Taught

  • EPP 4164/6164 - Insect Taxonomy

Society Membership

  • Association for Tropical Lepidoptera
  • Association of Systematic Collections
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of Washington
  • Entomology Collections Network
  • Kansas Entomological Society
  • Kentucky Lepidopterists Society
  • Lepidopterists' Society
  • Mississippi Entomological Association
  • Mississippi Museum Association
  • New York Entomological Society
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society
  • Society of Systematic Zoology
  • Southern Lepidopterists' Society

Research Interests

  • Systematics of the Tortricidae
  • Insect taxonomy

Recent Publications

  • MacGown, J.A., H. Richter, R.L. Brown. 2013. Notes and new distributional records of invasive ants in the southeastern United States. Midsouth Entomologist, 6(2):104-120. Download
  • Baker, G.T., S. Hight, R.L. Brown. 2012. External morphology of the egg of the native (Melitara prodenialis) and exotic (Cactobastis cactorum) cactus moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 114:433-438.
  • Lee, S., R.L. Brown. 2012. Review of the genus Sinoe (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 3332:49-59. Download
  • Lee, S., R.L. Brown. 2011. A new species of Euclemensia (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) from the United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 65:47-50. Download
  • Hill, J.G., R.L. Brown. 2010. The ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) fauna of black belt prairie remnants in Alabama and Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 9(1):73-84. Download