Jim Hayden's research homepage

My work concerns the phylogenetic systematics (taxonomy) of Pyraloidea, or "snout moths," one of the largest radiations of Lepidoptera.  My graduate studies focused on Odontiinae, an unusual subfamily most diverse in the tropics and deserts.  See "Research" on the right for details. For more general information, please see:
  • GlobIZ: Globales Informationssystem Zünslerfalter (Global Pyraloid Information System). The online Pyraloidea catalogue (not a checklist). It represents the efforts of the worldwide pyraloid community to reflect currently published nomenclatural acts, citations, deposition of type specimens, etc.

Pinery (or Pinnery) Canyon, Chiricahua Mts, July 2005

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General links:



  • Hayden, J.E. 2009a. Taxonomic Revision of Neotropical Dicepolia Snellen (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Zootaxa 2237:1–33.
  • Hayden, J.E. 2009b. A new genus of Caribbean Odontiinae with Palaeotropical affinities (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 63(4):185–208.
  • Hayden, J.E. 2010. Phylogeny, distribution, and description of a Caribbean species of Dicepolia (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 20(2):77–84.
  • Hayden, J.E. 2011. Revision of Cliniodes Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Odontiinae) -- Annals of Carnegie Museum 79(4):231–347.
  • Hayden, J.E., P. Dennehy, and J. Vargo. 2011. Pyrausta cardinalis, a new continental record (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). News of the Lepidopterists' Society 53(2):58–59. 
  • Landry, B., L. Roque-Albelo, & J.E. Hayden. 2011. A new genus and species of Spilomelinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Revue suisse de Zoologie 118(4):639-649.

  • Hayden, J.E. 2008. Notes on Metrea ostreonalis Grote.  News of the Lepidopterists' Society 50(1):20-21, 25, figs 1–3.
Recent presentations:
  • Hayden, J.E. The Odd Odontiinae: The Global Context of the Nearctic Fauna. The Lepidopterists' Society 2010 meeting, Leavenworth, WA. Friday, 9 July 2010.
  • Hayden, J.E. Phylogenetically relevant characters of Crambidae (Lepidoptera). Entomological Society of America 58th annual meeting, San Diego, CA. 14 December 2010.
  • Hayden, J.E. Systematics of the European Pepper Moth, Duponchelia Zeller (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). Poster at Entomological Society of America 59th annual meeting, Reno, NV, 15 November 2011.
    James E. Hayden, Ph.D.
    Curator of Lepidoptera
    Florida State Collection of Arthropods
    Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry
    P.O. Box 147100
    Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
    McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
    jehayden63 [at] gmail [dot] com