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David Lees

  • PhD
  • Microlepidoptera Curator
  • Natural History Museum
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Research interests

Madagascarspecies diversitybiogeographyspeciationadaptive radiationevolutionsystematicsLepidoptera

Co-authors (248)

Publications (5)

  • Higher DNA insert fragment sizes improve mitogenomic assemblies from metagenomic pyrosequencing datasets: an example using Limenitidinae butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)

    • Chen Y
    • Wang C
    • Lees D
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  • A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of owlet moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea), and examination of the utility of mitochondrial genomes for lepidopteran phylogenetics.

    • Yang X
    • Cameron S
    • Lees D
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  • Systematics and historical biogeography of the old world butterfly subtribe Mycalesina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae).

    • Aduse-Poku K
    • Brattström O
    • Kodandaramaiah U
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  • New Caledonia as an evolutionary cradle : a re-appraisal of the jaw-moth genus Sabatinca ( Lepidoptera : Micropterigidae ) and its significance for assessing the antiquity of the island ’ s fauna

    • Gibbs G
    • Lees D
  • Lepidoptera : Systematics and Diversity

    • Lees D
    • Minet J

Professional experience

Microlepidoptera Curator

The Natural History Museum

January 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Butterfly Biodiversity Research Group

Department of Zoology, Cambridge University

March 2013 - Present

Lepidoptera Curator

Natural History Museum

March 2012 - March 2013(a year)

Scientific Associate

Natural History Museum, London, UK

January 2001 - January 2012(11 years)


INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

January 2009 - December 2011(3 years)