Lynn S. Kimsey

Dr. Lynn Kimsey

Position Title
Professor of Entomology, Director, Bohart Museum of Entomology

1124 Academic Surge Building

Complete CV (2021)

Appointment: 20% Instruction and Research
80% Organized Research

Teaches: General Entomology, Biodiversity of California Insects

Selected Publications:

    1. Kimsey, L. S.. 2007. The case of the red-shanked grasshopper. LA Times: Op-Ed article 1 p. July 4, 2007..
    2. Kimsey, L. S.. 2006. California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae. UC Publications in Entomology 28:1-319..
    3. Kimsey, L. S.. 2006. Competing Taxonomies: Reexamination of the female-based genera of Brachycistidinae (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae). Zootaxa 1121:21-34..
    4. Kimsey, L. S. and M. S. Wasbauer.. 2006. Phylogeny and Checklist of the Nocturnal Tiphiids of the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae: Brachycistidinae).Journal of Hymenoptera Research 15:9-25..
    5. Kimsey, L. S.. 2005. Revision of the northern South American tiphiid genus Merithynnus. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(3):576-595..
    6. Kimsey, L. S.. 2005. Hymenopteran waifs: Hymenopteran Waifs: A New Genus and Species of Chrysidid from Réunion (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 36:57-61..
    7. Kimsey, L. S.. 2004. Taxonomic changes and new generic synonymies in the tiphiid wasp subfamily Thynninae (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 106:508-512..
    8. Kimsey, L. S.. 2004. Illustrated keys to males of the genera of wasps in the subfamily Thynninae (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 106:571-585..
    9. Kimsey, L. S. and M. S. Wasbauer.. 2004. Revision of New World Species of the Cleptoparasitic Pompilid Genus Irenangelus Schulz (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae).Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77:650-668..
    10. Kimsey, L. S.. 2003. A peculiar new genus of locally abundant Australian thynnines.Journal of Hymenoptera Research 12:102-124..
    11. Kimsey, L. S.. 2002. A new genus and four new species of heat tolerant tiphiid wasps from Western Australia Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 41 345-353.
    12. Kimsey, L. S. . 2001. The new Western Australian tiphiid genus Dythynnus KimseyJournal of Hymenoptera Research 10:76-80.
    13. Kimsey, L. S.. 2001. Zythynnus, a new genus of Thynninae from Queensland.Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 103:858-862..
    14. Kimsey, L. S. . 2000. . The Western Australian genus Oncorhinothynnus Salter: new species and relationships Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 102:421-426.
    15. Kimsey, Lynn S. . 2000. Revision of the Australian Genus Leiothynnus Journal of Hymenoptera Research 9:18-28.
    16. Baptise, Lawrence A. and Lynn S. Kimsey. 2000. New Caledonian Tiphiidae: Revision of the Genus Eirone Journal of Hymenoptera Research 9:395-415.
    17. Kimsey, L. S. and M. S. Wasbauer. 1999. New genera and species of brachycistidinae wasps from southwestern North America Journal of Hymenoptera Research 8:65-73.
    18. Kimsey, L. S. . 1999. A turn of the century conundrum - reexamination of Aeolothynnus Ashmead Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 101:263-269.
    19. Kimsey, L. S. . 1999. What is the real Iswaroides? Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 101:503-513.
    20. Kimsey, Lynn S. . 1999. A turn of the century conundrum-reexamination of Aeolothynnus Ashmead Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 101(2):263-269.
    21. Kimsey, Lynn S. and Marius S. Wasbauer. 1998. Revision of the American tiphiid genus Quemaya Pate (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae: Brachycistidinae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research 7(l):38-47.
    22. Carmean, D. and L. S. Kimsey. 1998. Phylogenetic revision of the parasitoid wasp family Trigonalidae Systematic Entomology 23:35-76.
    23. Kimsey, Lynn S. . 1996. Status of terrestrial insects In Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress, Status of the Sierra Nevada, Volume II, 735-741.
    24. Kimsey, L. S. and M. S. Wasbauer. 2006. Phylogeny and Checklist of the Nocturnal Tiphiids of the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae: Brachycistidinae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research 15:9-25.
    25. Kimsey, L. S. 2006. California Cuckoo Wasps in the Family Chrysididae Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 28:1-319.
    26. Kimsey, L. S. 2008. Zoogeography and Phylogeny of the American Amisegine Genus Adelphe (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 17(2):157-174.
    27. Kimsey, L. S. 2009. Review of the Malagasy Anthobosca, the Bizarre and the Sublime (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae: Anthoboscinae) Zootaxa 2175:1-18.
    28. Kimsey, L. S. 2009. Taxonomic Purgatory: Sorting out the Wasp Genus Myzinum Latreille in North America (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae, Myzininae) Zootaxa 2224:30-50.
    29. Kimsey, L. S. 2011. Re-examination of the genus Exova Riek, with the first chrysidid recorded from Fiji Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113:436-441.
    30. Kimsey, L. S. 2011. Tiphiidae Wasps of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research 22:45-68.
    31. Kimsey, L. S. and M. Ohl. 2012. Megalara garuda, a new genus and species of larrine wasps from Indonesia (Larrinae, Crabronidae, Hymenoptera) ZooKeys 177:49-57.
    32. Kimsey, L. S. 2012. Revision of the odd chrysidid genus Loboscelidia Westwood, 1874 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Loboscelidiinae) ZooKeys 213:1-40.
    33. Kimsey, L. S. and J. M. Carpenter. 2012. The Vespinae of North America (Vespidae, Hymenoptera) Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 28:37-65.
    34. Soliman, A. M. and L. S. Kimsey. 2013. Oligogaster gen. nov., a new chrysidid genus from Egypt (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Elampini) Zootaxa 3681(2):197-200.
    35. Kimsey, L.S. and M.S. Wasbauer. 2013. Revision of the brachycistidine genus Colocistis Krombein (Hymenoptera, Tiphiidae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research 33:1-24.
    36. Shelomi M, Kimsey LS. 2013. Vital staining of the stick insect digestive system identifies appendices of the midgut as novel system of excretion Journal of Morphology 275:623-633.
    37. Kimsey, L. S. 2014. Reevaluation of the odd chrysidid genus Atoposega Krombein ZooKeys 409:35-47.
    38. Shelomi, M., I. R. Sitepu, K. L. Boundy-Mills and L. S. Kimsey. 2015. Review of the gross anatomy and microbiology of the Pasmatodea digestive tract Journal of Orthoptera Research 24(1):1-12.
    39. Kimsey, L.S. and M. S. Wasbauer. 2015. Revision of the odd brachycistidine genus Acanthetropis Wasbauer, 1958 Journal of Hymenoptera Research 44:19-30.
    40. Kimsey, L. S. 2015. Delusional infestation and chronic pruritus: a review Acta Dermato-Venereologica. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2236.
    41. Kimsey, L.S., T. Mita and H.T. Pham. 2016. New species of the genus Mahinda Krombein, 1983 Zookeys 551:145-154. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.551.6168.
    42. Kimsey, L. S. and D. J. Brothers. 2016. The life, publications and new taxa of Qabir Argaman Journal of Hymenoptera Research 50:141-178. doi: 10.3897/JHR.50.7973.
    43. Kimsey, L. S., T. J. Zavortink, R. B. Kimsey and S. L. Heydon. 2017. Insect biodiversity of the Algodones Dunes of California Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e21715, doi: 10.3897/BDJ.5.e21715.
    44. Kimsey, L. S. 2017. Morphology and review of the odd genus Rhadinoscelidida Kimsey, 1988 Journal of Hymenoptera Research 62:45-54,
    45. Kimsey, L. S., R. B. Kimsey and S. Gaimari. 2018. Novel biology for the heleomyzid Tephrochlamys rufiventris (Meigen, 1830) Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society. In press.
Research Interests:
Biology and evolution of insects; systematics and phylogeny of Tiphiidae, Chrysididae, Sphecidae, Pompilidae and Apidae; functional morphology; mating behavior of wasps and bees; biogeography of insects.