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

  • Jaeger, C. M., R. L. Brown. 2016. Descriptions of males of Rhopobota tungurahuana Razowski & Pelz and Ancylis ecuadorica Razowski & Wotusiak (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with new distribution records from Venezuela. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 142(1):35-40. Download
  • Schachat, S. R., R. L. Brown. 2016. Forewing color pattern in Micropterigidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera): homologies between contrast boundaries, and a revised hypothesis for the origin of symmetry systems. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:116. Download
  • Woolfolk, S., C. E. Stokes, C. Watson, G. T. Baker, R. L. Brown, R. E. Baird. 2016. Fungi associated with Solenopsis invicta Buren (Red Imported Fire Ant, Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from mounds in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 15(2):220-234. Download
  • Woolfolk, S., C. E. Stokes, C. Watson, R. L. Brown, R. E. Baird. 2016. Bacteria associated with red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) from mounds in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 15(1):83-101. Download
  • Wright, D. J., R. L. Brown. 2014. Review of the Eucosma refusana (Walker) species group (Tortricidae), with descriptions of two new species and discussion of biogeographic influences on species distributions. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 62(2):85-100. Download