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Prof. Xue Dayong
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Prof. Xue Dayong

XUE, Da-Yong
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Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Lepidoptera Systematics   中文
1978-1982       Bachelor of the Plant Protection Department, Beijing Agricultural University.
1982-1984       Master of Institute of Zoology, CAS
1984-1986       Associate researcher of Institute of Zoology, CAS
1986-1989       Ph. D. of Institute of Zoology, CAS
1986-1992       Assistant Professor of Institute of Zoology, CAS
1992-1997       Associate Professor of Institute of Zoology, CAS
From 1997       Professor of Institute of Zoology, CAS
1998-1999       Senior Visit Scholar, the Natural History Museum, London, UK
From 2002       Professor of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
XUE Dayong, Ph.D., Professor, and Ph.D. advisor, was born in Nov. 1955. Graduated from Plant Protection Department of Beijing Agricultural University and got the B.S. degree in 1981, and achieved M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Now is the head of the Lepidoptera Systematics Group of Institute of Zoology, member of Editorial Committee of Fauna Sinica, Member of Endangered Species Scientific Commission of People's Republic of China, Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica Editorial Board, council member of Entomological Society of China (ESC). Publications including two monograph works of Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 15 Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae; Insecta Vol. 54 Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), and more than one hundred papers.
Research Interests:

Lepidoptera systematics (especially Macrolepidoptera), including taxonomy morphology, zoogeography and molecular phylogenetics.

Awards and Honors:
Chou Io Entomological Taxonomy Fund’ Award in 1999 (first class)
CAS Natural Science Award (Second class) in 2001
Special Government Allowance in 2002
Outstanding Author Prize of "Science Press" in 2004
Research Grants:

Responsible or engaged in more than 30 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Scientific Innovation of the CAS and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.

  • National Natural Sciences Foundation: The molecular phylogenic research on quadrifine Noctuidae.
  • National Natural Sciences Foundation: Phylogeographical study of two geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) based on complete mitochondrial genome.
  • Key project of the Ministry of Sciences and Technology of PRC: Natural Scientific and Technological Resource Sharing Platform---Construction of animal specimens sharing platform.
Selected Publications:


  1. Xue D.Y. & Zhu H.F. 1999. Fuana Sinica (Insecta Vol.15, Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae). Science Press, Beijing. 1090 pp, 1197 figs, 25 pls.
  2. Han H.X. & Xue D.Y. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54, Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Science Press, Beijing. 787 pp, 929 figs, 20 pls.
Journal papers.
  1. Song, W.H., Xue D.Y. & Han H.X. 2012. Revision of Chinese Oretinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae). Zootaxa, 3445: 1–36. (SCI)
  2. Qi F., Wang K., Xue D.Y. & Yang D. 2011. A taxonomic revision of the Stictopterinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae) in China. Zootaxa, 2926: 1–45. (SCI)
  3. Han H.X., Galsworthy, A. C. & Xue D.Y. 2009. A survey of the genus Geometra Linnaeus (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Journal of Natural History, 43 (13): 885–922. (SCI)
  4. Xue D.Y., Wu C.G. & Han H.X. 2008. Tricalcaria Han gen. nov., a remarkable new genus with three hind-tibial spurs belonging to the tribe Trichopterygini, with description of a new species from China (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae). Entomological Science, 11: 409–414. (SCI)
  5. Han H.X., Galsworthy, A. & Xue D.Y. [2004.11] 2005. A revision of the genus Metallolophia Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae). Journal Natural History, 39 (2): 165–195, 80 figs. (SCI)
  6. Xue D.Y. & Han H.X. 2003. The current situation and recent progress of taxonomic research on Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera) in China. Proceedings of VII International Symposium on Zygaenidae: 243–270, 3 figs.
  7. Xue D.Y. & Scoble M.J., 2002. A Review of the genera associated with the tribe Asthenini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Larentiinae). Bull. nat. Hist. Mus. Lond., 71 (1): 77–133, 295 figs.


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