Lynn Kimsey

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Lynn S. Kimsey

Alma materUniversity of California, Davis
OccupationAcademic entomologist
EmployerUniversity of California, Davis

Lynn Kimsey is an entomologist, taxonomist, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis since 1989.[1] Her specialties are bees and wasps; and insect diversity.[1]

She received a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 1979[1] and joined the faculty there in 1989.[1]

She has described almost 300 new species.[1] In 2020 she was awarded the C. W. Woodworth Award by the Entomological Society of America. [2]

Her husband Robert Kimsey is a forensic entomologist in the UC Davis Department of Entomology.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "UC Davis Entomologist Discovers New Species of Wasp: Gigantic Wasp with Long, Powerful Jaws". UC Davis Department of Entomology. 2011-08-19. Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Winners of the C. W. Woodworth Award". Entomological Society of America. Retrieved 25 August 2020.

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