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Sangmi Lee

Collection Manager – Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collecion

Ph.D. 2007, Entomology – Mississippi State University

Curriculum Vitae

Gelechiidae of the World

Global Framework for Gelechiidae 

Myself-sorting mothsSynopsis. I was born the youngest of my family and raised in Chuncheon, Kangwon-do, South Korea. I attended at Kangwon Nat’l University as an undergraduate and also as a graduate student. I received my M.Sc. degree under Dr. Kyu-Tek Park with my thesis entitled “Systematics of Subfamily Gelechiinae in Korea.” I received my Ph.D. under Dr. Richard L. Brown with my dissertation entitled “Systematics of Holartic genera of Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).” After completing my Ph.D., I continued my studies as a Research Associate at the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University. Since 2012 I am the Collection Manager of the Hasbrouck Insect Collection at Arizona State University.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

23. Karsholt, O., M. Mutanen, S. Lee & L. Kaila. 2013. A molecular insight to the phylogeny of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) reveals novel groupings of taxa. Systematic Entomology 38: 334-348.

22. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2013. Pubitelphusa (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Litini) – a new genus for two species assigned to Telphusa concubine. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 115(1): 70-74.

21. Park, K.T. & S. Lee. 2013. Pacificulla gen. nov. of Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) from New Guinea, with descriptions of six new species. Zootaxa 3599: 67-77.

20. Lee, S. & J. Brambila. 2012. A new species of the genus Sinoe (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Litini) from Florida, USA. Florida Entomologist 95(4): 873-876.

19. Park, K.T. & S. Lee. 2012. Two new species of Torodora karismata species-complex and a new species of Torodora leucochlora species-complex (Lepidoptera: Lecithoceridae: Torodorinae). Zootaxa 3547: 46-54.

18. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2012. Review of the genus Sinoe (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 3332: 49-59.

17. Lee, S. 2012. Correction of the spelling of Syncopacma crotolariella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 66(2): 115.

16. Nieukerken, E.J. van et al. (49 authors including S. Lee). 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.), Animal Biodiversity: an Outline of Higher-Level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212-221.

15. Lee. S. 2011. Three new species of the genus Pseudotelphusa Janse, 1958 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from North America. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 14(3): 299-303.

14. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2011. A new species of Euclemensia (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) from the United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65(1): 47-50.

13. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2010. Review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new genus and species. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 64(4): 177-187.

12. Lee, S., R.W. Hodges & R.L. Brown. 2009. Checklist of Gelechiidae in America north of Mexico. Zootaxa 2231: 1-39.

11. Lee, S., R.L. Brown & W. Monroe. 2009. Use of confocal laser scanning microscopy in systematics of insects with a comparison of fluorescence from different stains. Systematic Entomology 34(1): 10-14.

10. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) based on analysis of morphological and molecular data. Systematic Entomology 33(4): 595-612.

9. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 1818: 1-55.

8. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2007. A phylogeny of genera in tribe Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in the Holarctic Region. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 52(1): 152. (Abstract)

7. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2006. A new method for preparing slide mounts of whole bodies of microlepidoptera. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 9(3): 249-253.

6. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2006. Descriptions of males of two species of Dichomeris (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) species with new distributional records in Mississippi and Alabama. Journal of Lepidopterists’ Society 60(1): 38-40.

5. Lee, S. & R.L. Brown. 2006. A review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new species and new genus. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 51(1): 59.

4. Lee, S.M. & K.T. Park. 2000. Three species of the Subfamily Gelechiinae (Lepidoptera) new to Korea. Insecta Koreana 17(1/2): 63-70.

3. Park, K.T. & S.M. Lee. 1999. A review of the Lecithocerinae and Torodorinae (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae) in Korea. Insecta Koreana 16(2): 119-129.

2. Lee, S.M. & K.T. Park. 1999. A. taxonomic review of the genus Monochroa (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) in Korea. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 38(3): 201-207.

1. Park, K.T., J.S. Lee, S.M. Lee & S.Y. Shim. 1997. Distributional data on the superfamily Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) in Korea. Journal of Agricultural Science 8: 47-81.

Other Publications

6. Brown, R. & S. Lee 2010. Bioinformatics – export of data to BAMONA at Big Sky Institute. Geosystems Research Institute, Invasive Species Update 2(3): 2.

5. Brambila, J., S. Lee & S. Passoa. 2010b. Identification Aidof Tuta absoluta. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, Eastern Region. 4 pp.

4. Brambila, J., S. Lee & S. Passoa. 2010a. The field screening aid of the tomato leafminer and the diagnostic aid of the tomato leafminer, the tomato pinworm, and the potato tuber moth. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, Eastern Region. 4 pp.

3. Brown, R. & S. Lee. 2010. Sensory structures on the antennae of the Cactus Moth; p. 21. In: Madsen, J. D. et al., Research to Support Integrated Management Systems of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species. Annual Report 2009. Geosystems Research Institute GRI#5039, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. 41 pp.

2. Brown, R., S. Lee & E. Martínez. 2009. Clave para la identificación de palomillas capturadas en las trampas que se utilizan en el monitoreo de Cactoblastis cactorum. Feburary 15, 2009. Mississippi State University Printing Service. 2 pp.

1. Brown, R. & S. Lee. 2008. Identification key for screening pheromone traps for Cactoblastis cactorum. March 30, 2008. Mississippi State University Printing Service. 2 pp.