David Adamski

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David Adamski
Fields Entomology

David Adamski is an American entomologist working as a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and a support scientist in the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.[1] He obtained a PhD degree from the Mississippi State University, Department of Entomology in 1987 after defending a dissertation, titled "The Morphology and evolution of North American Blastobasidae (Lepidoptera:Gelechioidea)".[2] His research interests focus on alpha taxonomy, life histories and morphology of moths.[3] Over the years, Adamski produced more than 80 scholarly publications, some in collaboration, shedding light on discernible groups of Lepidoptera including Gelechioidea, Tortricoidea, Pyralidoidea, and Noctuoidea. He studied divergent taxa within the Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha, and Phytophagous Acari, as well as Gelechioidea and Blastobasidae.[4] Adamski is a member of the Entomological Society of Washington.[5]


  1. ^ SDSU Scientists Re-discover Switchgrass Moth, Biomass Magazine
  2. ^ The Morphology and evolution of North American Blastobasidae (Lepidoptera:Gelechioidea), Mississippi State University, Department of Entomology, 1987
  3. ^ Moonlight Moth, February 5, 2014
  4. ^ Newsletter of the International Network of Gelechioid Aficionados, Issue 3, 19 December 2013, ISSN 2328-370X
  5. ^ David Adamski

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