Joseph Albert Lintner (8 February 1822 in Schoharie, New York – 5 May 1898 in Rome) was an Americanentomologist. He held the position of State Entomologist from 1881 following the creation of this post by the federal government. He served until 1898. Lintner wrote 900 scientific papers and 13 of the Report on the injurious and other insects of the State of New York on crop pests and injurious insects associated with agriculture. His collection is in the Albany Museum of Natural History .