Dr Ian Kitching

My office in the now demolished Entomology Building
  • Researcher, Entomology
  • Life Sciences department
  • Plants Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Research

Research interests

There is now general recognition that taxonomy must transform itself into a web-based information science, both to increase its efficiency and to better serve its user community of biodiversity and other biological scientists. The CATE (Creating A Taxonomic E-science) project developed models to implement the procedures of a web-based, peer-reviewed taxonomic enterprise and to display and manipulate taxonomic data, and demonstrated their value using two demonstrator taxa (hawkmoths and arum lilies). The hawkmoth demonstrator web site can be found at CATE. However, substantial work remains to develop the system into a seamless, user-friendly whole that can be used effortlessly by the taxonomic community and thus gain wide acceptance.

Hawkmoths are among the best known insects, providing model organisms for the study of diverse biological phenomena. A testable phylogeny providing a predictive classification is essential to underpin this research and facilitate well-formulated hypotheses. Hawkmoths are also extremely well-represented in collections, constituting a significant data resource to be mobilized to demonstrate the continued relevance of such collections to Twenty-First Century biology.

Likewise, a phylogenetic classification of mosquitoes that is predictive of biological and ecological traits is essential for addressing issues of scientific and public health in this group of medically important insects.

 

Research questions

  1. Taxonomic endeavour is highly fragmented and the results are often inaccessible to the wider biological community. Can a system be developed to transfer the entire taxonomic enterprise, both scientific and sociological, into a fully functional, web-based environment?
  2. What is the evolutionary history of hawkmoths (Sphingidae) and how can this be used to inform on general questions of biology, ecology, genetics and conservation?
  3. What is the evolutionary history of mosquitoes (Culicidae) and how can this be used to address general biological questions and inform decisions of medical importance and public health.

 

Results of research

The results of my current research fall within three subject areas: e-taxonomy, taxonomy, identification, medical entomology, phylogeny and classification, and vector systematics. A selection of publications from each of these areas is presented below (see Publications for a complete bibliography).

 

E-taxonomy
  • Godfray, H.J.C., Clark, B.R., Kitching, I.J., Mayo, S.J. & Scoble, M.J. 2007. The web and the structure of taxonomy. Systematic Biology 56: 943-955.
  • Scoble, M.J., Clark, B., Godfray, H.C.J., Kitching, I.J. & Mayo, S. 2007. Revisionary taxonomy in a changing e-landscape. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 150: 305-317.
  • Mayo, S.J., Allkin, R., Baker, W., Blagoderov, V., Brake, I., Clark, B., Govaerts, R., Godfray, C., Haigh, A., Hand, R., Harman, K., Jackson, M., Kilian, N., Kirkup, D.W., Kitching, I., Knapp, S., Lewis, G.P., Malcolm-Tompkins, P., von Raab-Straube, E., Roberts, D.M., Scoble, M., Simpson, D.A., Smith, C., Smith, V., Villalba, S., Walley, L. & Wilkin, P. 2008. Alpha e-taxonomy: responses from the systematics community to the biodiversity crisis. Kew Bulletin 63: 1-16.
  • Smith, C.R., Godfray, H.C.J., Scoble, M.J., Clark, B.R., Kitching, I.J., Mayo, S.J., Blagoderov, V., Haigh, A.L., Jackson, M., Sadler, S., Lay, L.N. & Young, R.P.W. 2008. Introducing CATE - a model for moving taxonomy to the web. Pp. 137-144 in: Yata, O. (Ed.), The 2nd Report on Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV) “The development of Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)”. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Clark, B.R. Godfray, H.C.J., Kitching, I.J., Mayo, S.J., Scoble, M.J. 2009. Taxonomy as an e-Science. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 367: 953-966.
Hawkmoths
Phylogenetics 
  • Kitching, I.J. 2002. The phylogenetic relationships of Morgan's Sphinx, Xanthopan morganii (Walker), the tribe Acherontiini, and allied long-tongued hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Sphinginae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 135: 471-527.
  • Kitching, I.J. 2003. Phylogeny of the death's head hawkmoths, Acherontia [Laspeyres], and related genera (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Sphinginae: Acherontiini). Systematic Entomology 28: 71-88.
  • Hundsdoerfer, A., Kitching, I. & Wink, M. 2003. The molecular phylogeny of the Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 3 (Electronic Supplement 17): 27.

  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Wink, M. 2005. Morphological variability of Hyles t. tithymali (Boisduval, 1832) caterpillars on the Canary Islands (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 115: 29-33.
  •  Hundsdoerfer, A., Kitching, I. & Wink, M. 2004. Biogeography and phylogeny of the genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) based on mt-DNA sequences. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 4 (Electronic Supplement 6): 33.
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Wink, M. 2005. A molecular phylogeny of the hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 442-458.

  •  Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Wink, M. 2005. The phylogeny of the Hyles euphorbiae-complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): molecular evidence from sequence data and ISSR-PCR fingerprints. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 5: 173-198.
  • Kawahara, A.Y., Mignault, A.A., Regier, J.C., Kitching, I.J. & Mitter, C. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): evidence from five nuclear genes. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5719.
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Rubinoff, D., Attié, M., Wink, M. & Kitching, I.J. 2009. A revised molecular phylogeny of the globally distributed hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 852-865.
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Mende, M., Harbich, H., Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. 2011. Larval pattern morphotypes in the Western Palaearctic Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 42: 41-86.
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Mende, M.B., Kitching, I.J. & Cordellier, M. 2011. Taxonomy, phylogeography and climate relations of the Western Palaearctic spurge hawkmoth (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Zoologica Scripta 40: 403-417.
  • Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W., Ponce, F.V., Haxaire, J., Xiao, L., Lamarre, G.P.A., Rubinoff, D. & Kitching, I.J. 2013. Evolution of Manduca sexta hornworms and relatives: biogeographical analysis reveals an ancestral diversification in Central America. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 68: 381-386 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.04.017)
Macroecology
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2006. Wallace's line revisited: has vicariance or dispersal shaped the distribution of Malesian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89: 455-468.

  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. 2006. Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) of Southeast Asia: online distribution maps and island checklists. Zoological Society of Wallacea Newsletter 4: 3-14.
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2006. Determinants of regional species richness: an empirical analysis of the number of hawkmoth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the Malesian archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 33: 694-706.
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2006. Effects of habitat disturbance can be subtle yet significant: biodiversity of hawkmoth-assemblages (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Southeast-Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 465-486.
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2006. Measuring range sizes of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): effects of scale, resolution and phylogeny. Global Ecology & Biogeography 15: 339-348.
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2006. Extending the study of range-abundance relations to tropical insects: sphingid moths in Southeast-Asia. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8: 677-690.
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. 2006. Diet breadth and host plant relationships of Southeast-Asian sphingid caterpillars. Ecotropica 12: 1-13.
  • León-Cortés, J.L., Kitching, I.J. & Molina-Martínez, A. 2006.  Distribution patterns of Sphingidae in Mexico. Pp. 629-647, in: Llorente-Bousquets, J. & Morrone, J.J. (eds), Componentes bióticos principales de la entomofauna mexicana, vol. 2. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F. ix + 1025 pp (2 vols).
  • Beck, J. Kitching, I.J. & Haxaire, J. 2007. The latitudinal distribution of sphingid species richness in continental Southeast Asia: what causes the biodiversity ‘hot spot’ in northern Thailand? The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55: 179-185.

  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. 2007. Estimating regional species richness of tropical insects from museum data: a comparison of a geography-based and sample-based methods. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 672-681.
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. 2007. Correlates of range size and dispersal ability: a comparative analysis of sphingid moths from the Indo-Australian tropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 341-349.
  • Hawkins, B.A.,  Albuquerque, F.S., Araújo, M.B., Beck, J., Bini, L.M., Cabrero-Sañudo, F.J., Castro-Parga, I.,  Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Kerr, J.T., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo,  J.M.,  Montoya, D., Moreno, J.C., Olalla-Tárraga, M.Á., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.Á., Sanders, N.J., Albuquerque F.S. & Williams, P. 2007. A global evaluation of metabolic theory as an explanation for terrestrial species richness gradients. Ecology 88: 1877-1888.
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. 2009. Drivers of moth species richness on tropical altitudinal gradients: a cross-regional comparison. Global Ecology & Biogeography 18: 361-371.
  • Bini, L.M., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Rangel, T.F.L.V.B., Akre, T.S.B., Albaladejo, R.G., Albuquerque, F.S., Aparacio, A., Araújo, M.B., Baselga, A., Beck, J., Bellocq, M.I., Böhning-Gaese, K., Borges, P.A.V., Castro-Parga, I., Chey, V.C., Chown, S.L., de Marco Jr, P., Dobkin, D.S., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Filloy, J., Fleishman, E., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Iverson, J.B., Kerr, J.T., Kissling, W.D., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Morales-Castilla, I., Moreno, J.C., Oberdorff, T., Olalla-Tárraga, M.Á., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.Á., Rueda, M., Ruggiero, A., Sackman, P., Sanders, N.J., Terribile, L.C., Vetaas, O.R. & Hawkins, B.A. 2009. Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32: 193-204.
  • Attié, M., Kitching, I.J. & Veslot, J. 2010. Patterns of larval hostplant usage among hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) from La Réunion, with a comparison of the Mascarenes with other regions of the world. Terre et Vie 65: 3-44.
  • Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Kitching, I.J. & Beck, J. 2011. Projecting the potential invasion of the Pink Spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata) across Africa. International Journal of Pest Management 57: 153-159.
  • Beck, J., Holloway, J.D., Chey, V.K. & Kitching, I.J. 2012. Diversity partitioning confirms the importance of beta components in tropical rainforest Lepidoptera. The American Naturalist 180 (3): E64-E74. doi: 10.1086/666982; URL: http//:www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/666982
  • Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Kitching, I.J., Jetz, W., Nagel, P. & Beck, J. 2013. Mapping the biodiversity of tropical insects: species richness and inventory completeness of African sphingid moths. Global Ecology & Biogeography 22: 586-595. doi: 10.1111/geb.12039
  • Beck, J., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Nagel, P. & Kitching, I.J. 2013. Online solutions and the ‘Wallacean shortfall’: what does GBIF contribute to our knowledge of species’ ranges? Diversity & Distributions 19: 1043-1050. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12083
DNA barcoding
  •  Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Blandin, P., Burns, J.M., Cadiou, J.-M., Chacon, I., Dapkey, T., Deans, A.R., Epstein, M.E., Espinoza, B., Franclemont, J.G., Haber, W.A., Hajibabaei, M., Hall, J.P.W., Hebert, P.D.N., Gauld, I.D., Harvey, D.J., Hausmann, A., Kitching, I.J., Lafontaine, D., Landry, J.-F., Lemaire, C., Miller, J., Miller, J.S., Miller, L., Miller, S.E., Montero, J., Munroe, E., Rab Green, S., Rawlins, J.E., Robbins, R.K., Rodriguez, J.J., Rougerie, R., Sharkey, M.J., Smith, M.A., Solis, M.A., Sullivan, B., Thiaucourt, P., Wahl, D.B., Weller, S.J., Whitfield, J.B., Willmott, K.R., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E., Wilson, J.J. 2009. Integration of DNA barcoding into an ongoing inventory of complex tropical biodiversity. Molecular Ecology Resources 9 (suppl. 1): 1-26.
  • Wilson, J.J., Rougerie, R., Schonfeld, J., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Hajibabaei, M., Kitching, I.J., Haxaire, J. & Hebert, P.D.N. 2011. When species matches are unavailable are DNA barcodes correctly assigned to higher taxa? An assessment using sphingid moths. BMC Ecology 11: 18. (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6785/11/18)
  • Rougerie, R., Haxaire, J., Kitching, I.J. & Hebert, P. 2012. DNA barcodes and morphology reveal a hybrid hawkmoth in Tahiti (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Invertebrate Systematics 26: 445-450. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/IS12029)
Pollination biology
  • Ando, T., Nomura, M., Tsukahara, J., Kokubun, H., Watanabe, H., Hashimoto, G., Marchesi, E. & Kitching, I.J. 2001. Reproductive isolation in a native population of Petunia sensu Jussieu (Solanaceae) Annals of Botany 88: 403-413.
  • Arditti, J., Elliott, J., Kitching, I.J. & Wasserthal, L.T. 2012. ‘Good Heavens what insect can suck it’ – Charles Darwin, Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morganii praedicta. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 169: 403-432. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01250.x
Alpha taxonomy
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. 1990. New Sphingidae from Thailand (Lepidoptera). Lambillionea 90(4): 3-34.
  • Kitching, I.J. & Spitzer, K. 1995. An annotated checklist of the Sphingidae of Vietnam. Tinea 14: 171-195.

  • Kitching, I.J. & Brechlin, R. 1996. New species of the genera Rhodoprasina Rothschild & Jordan and Acosmeryx Boisduval from Thailand and Vietnam, with a redescription of Rhodoprasina corolla Cadiou & Kitching (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 17: 51-66.
  • Kitching, I.J., Owada, M. & Brechlin, R. 1997. A revision of the genus Pentateucha (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae), with the description of two new species from eastern China and Taiwan. Tinea 15: 79-93.

  • Tennent, W.J. & Kitching, I.J. 1998. A reappraisal of two endemic hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the Solomons Archipelago. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 19: 1-21.
  • Kitching, I.J. & Jin, X.B. 1998. A new species of Sphinx (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Sichuan province, China. Tinea 15: 275-280.
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. 1998. A new species of Ampelophaga from Nepal and northeastern India (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Lambillionea 98: 353-358.
  • Kitching, I.J. & Cadiou, J.-M. 2000. Hawkmoths of the world: an annotated and illustrated revisionary checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). The Natural History Museum, London & Cornell University Press, Ithaca. viii + 226 pp.
  • Kitching, I.J., Treadaway, C.G. & Hogenes, W. 2000. Psilogramma villani n. sp., a new hawkmoth from the Philippines and Sulawesi (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 21: 57-60.

  • Brechlin, R., Kitching, I.J. & Cadiou, J.-M. 2001. Description of a new species of the genus Polyptychus Hübner, [1819] "1816" (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, with notes on several species of the subtribe Choerocampina. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 22: 31-35.
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. 2001. Polyptychus affinis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, revisited (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomologica Africana 6: 35-40.

  • Lachlan, R.B. & Kitching, I.J. 2001. A new species of hawk moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Papua New Guinea. Australian Entomologist 28: 117-122.
  • Yen, S.H., Kitching, I.J. & Tzen, C.S. 2003. A new subspecies of hawkmoth from Lanyu, Taiwan, with a revised and annotated checklist of Taiwanese Sphingidae (Lepidoptera). Zoological Studies 42: 292-306.

  •  Haxaire, J. & Kitching, I.J. 2003. On the identity of Cechenena aegrota (Butler, 1875) and related species (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 108: 355-360.
  • Kitching, I.J. & Haxaire, J. 2004. Clanis phalaris cottoni ssp. n., nouveau sphinx du nord de la Thaïlande (Lepidoptera Sphingidae). Lépidoptères 2: 35-45.
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. 2007. Zwei neue Taxa der Gattung Acosmeryx Boisduval, [1875] (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 28: 5-10.
  • Kitching, I.J. & Zahiri, R. 2007. Taxonomic notes and new records of the genus Sphingonaepiopsis Wallengren, 1858 (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in Iran. Zootaxa 1610: 41-52.
  • Vaglia, T., Haxaire, J., Kitching, I.J., Meusnier, I. & Rougerie, R. 2008. Morphology and DNA barcoding reveal three cryptic species within the Xylophanes neoptolemus and loelia species-groups (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Zootaxa 1923: 18-36.
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. 2009. Degmaptera cadioui n. sp., eine neue Sphingide (Lepidoptera) von Palawan, Philippinen. Entomo-Satsphingia 2: 5-7.
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. 2009. Ein Überblick über die Gattung Sataspes  Moore, [1858] mit Beschreibung zweier neuer Arten von den Philippinen (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae. Entomo-Satsphingia 2: 13-22.
  • Vaglia, T., Haxaire, J. Kitching, I. & Liyous, M. 2010. Contribution à la connaissance des Theretra Hübner, 1819, des complexes clotho (Drury, 1773), boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) et rhesus (Boisduval, [1875]) d’Asie continentale et du Sud-est (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). The European Entomologist 3: 41-77.
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. 2010. Einiger Anmerkungen zur moorei-Gruppe der Gattung Ambulyx Westwood, 1847 mit Beschreibung neuer Taxa (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 3 (3): 20-26.
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. 2010. Vier neue Arten der Gattung Psilogramma  Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 3 (3): 66-74.
  • Kitching, I.J. 2011. A new species of Leptoclanis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 from Upemba National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomologia Africana 16: 7-12
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. 2012. Ein neue Art der Gattung Callambulyx  Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 5 (3): 56-60.
  • Kitching, I.J. 2013. A new species of Cypa from New Guinea (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Smerinthinae). Suara Serangga Papua (SUGAPA) 7: 85-91.
  • Vaglia, T. & Kitching, I.J. 2013. Un nouveau Sphingidae du genre Acosmeryx Boisduval, [1875] décrit du Sabah (Bornéo), (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). The European Entomologist 4: 161-168.
Field guides and checklists
  • Inoue, H., Kennett, R.D. & Kitching, I.J. [1996]. Sphingidae. Moths of Thailand 2: vi + 149 pp. + 44 pls. Chok Chai Press, Bangkok.
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. 2000. Notes on selected species of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from China, Mongolia and the Korean Peninsula. Tinea 16: 170-211.
  • Kitching, I.J., Ledezma, J. & Baixeras, J. 2001. An annotated checklist of the Sphingidae of Bolivia (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Gayana 65: 79-111.
  • Moré, M., Kitching, I.J. & Cocucci, A. 2005. Sphingidae: Esfíngidos de Argentina. Hawkmoths of Argentina. L.O.L.A. (Literature of Latin America), Buenos Aires, Argentina. xvi + 166 pp.
  • Smetacek, P. & Kitching, I.J. 2012. The hawkmoths of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 32: 113-115.
Popular articles
  • Kitching, I.J. 2006. The biology of Death’s Head Hawkmoths, lepidopteran kleptoparasites of honey bees. Central Association of Beekeepers Lecture Booklet Series, 20 pp.

 

Lepidoptera phylogenetics and systematics
  • Regier, J.C., Zwick, A., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y., Cho, S., Weller, S., Roe, A., Baixeras, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, C., Davis, D.R., Epstein, M., Hallwachs, W., Hausmann, A., Janzen, D.H., Kitching, I.J., Solis, M.A., Yen, S.-H., Bazinet, A.L. & Mitter, C. 2009. Towards reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 280.
  • Zahiri, R., Kitching, I.J., Lafontaine, J.D., Mutanen, M., Kaila, L., Holloway, J.D. & Wahlberg, N. 2011. A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family-level classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera). Zoologica Scripta 40: 158-173.
  • Zahiri, R., Holloway, J.D., Kitching, I.J., Lafontaine, J.D., Mutanen, M. & Wahlberg, N. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Systematic Entomology 37: 102-124. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x
  • Nieukerken, E.J. van, Kaila, L., Kitching, I.J., Kristensen, N.P., Lees, D.C., Minet, J., Mitter, C., Mutanen, M., Regier, J.C., Simonsen, T.J., Wahlberg, N., Yen, S.-H., Zahiri, R., Adamski, D., Baixeras, J., Bartsch, D., Bengtsson, B.Å., Brown, J.W., Bucheli, S.R., Davis, D.R., De Prins, J., De Prins, W., Epstein, M.E., Gentili-Poole, P., Gielis, C., Hättenschwiler, P., Hausmann, A., Holloway, J.D., Kallies, A., Karsholt, O., Kawahara, A., Koster, S.J.C., Kozlov, M., Lafontaine, J.D., Lamas, G., Landry, J.-F., Lee, S., Nuss, M., Park, K.T., Penz, C., Rota, J., Schmidt, B.C.,  Schintlmeister, A., Sohn, J.C., Solis, M.A., Tarmann, G.M., Warren, A.D., Weller, S., Yakovlev, R.V., Zolotuhin, V.V. &  Zwick, A. 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.
  • Zahiri, R., Lafontaine, J.D., Holloway, J.D., Kitching, I.J., Schmidt, B.C., Kaila, L. & Wahlberg, N. 2013. Major lineages of Nolidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) elucidated by molecular phylogenetics. Cladistics 29: 337-359. (doi: 10.1111/cla.12001)
  • Zahiri, R., Lafontaine, D., Schmidt, C., Holloway, J.D., Kitching, I.J., Mutanen, M. & Wahlberg, N. 2013. Relationships among the basal lineages of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on eight gene regions. Zoologica Scripta 42: 488-507 (doi: 10.1111/zsc.12022)

 

Mosquito phylogenetic and systematics
  • Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 1998. Phylogeny and classification of the Culicidae (Diptera). Systematic Entomology 23: 327-370.
  • Anthony, T.G., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 1999. Phylogeny of the Pyretophorus Series of Anopheles subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae). Systematic Entomology 24: 193-205.
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 2004. Phylogeny and classification of Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae), based on morphological characters of all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 142: 289-368.Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 2005. Reconsideration of anopheline phylogeny (Diptera: Culicidae: Anophelinae) based on morphological data. Systematics and Biodiversity 3: 345-374.
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 2006. Phylogeny and classification of Finlaya and allied taxa (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) based on morphological data from all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 148: 1-101.
  • Harbach, R.E., Vu Duc Huong & Kitching, I.J. 2007. Systematics of Kimia, a new genus of Sabethini (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Oriental Region. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109: 102-120.
  • Harbach, R.E., Rattanarithikul, R., Howard, T.M., Linton, Y.-M. & Kitching, I.J. 2007. Systematics of a new genus and cavernicolous species of the mosquito tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae) from Thailand. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109: 469-488.
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 2008. Phylogeny and classification of Ochlerotatus and allied taxa (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) based on morphological data from all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 153: 29-114.
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. 2010. Phylogeny and classification of tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 700-794.
  • Harbach, R.E., Kitching, I.J., Culverwell, C.L., Dubois, J. & Linton, Y.-M. 2012. Phylogeny of mosquitoes of the tribe Culicini (Diptera: Culicidae) based on morphological diversity. Zoologica Scripta 41: 499-514.
  • Harbach, R.E., Kitching, I.J., Culverwell, C.L., Howard, T.M. & Linton, Y.-M. 2013. Nyx pholeocola, a new genus and cavernicolous species of tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae) from southern Thailand based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa 3683: 159-177. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3683.2.5)

Professional

Grants

  • Integrated biosystematics and molecular genetics of the mosquito tribe Culicini, Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant, Sep 10 - Aug 13.
  • Global biodiversity resource for monocot plants (eMonocot), NERC Consortium Grant, Dec 10 - Nov 13.
  • Species distributions, and emergent patterns, in Old World hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae), Swiss National Fonds Research Project Grant, Apr 08 - Mar 11.
  • To implement an LSID Resolution Service for CATE web revisions, GBIF TDWG Infrastructure Project (TIP) Award, Jan 07 - Oct 07.
  • Phylogeny and chemical ecology of Hyles hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) with special reference to the Hyles euphorbiae-complex, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Research Grant, May 06- Apr 08.
  • Creating a taxonomic e-science, NERC E-Science Programme directed call, Jan 06 - Jan 09.
  • Phylogenetics of life history and development in Bombycoidea [Lepidoptera], NSF DEB-Systematic Biology Award, Sep 02 - Aug 06.

 

Students

  • Postgraduate external supervisor (M.Sc.), Clare Dean, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 2009
  • Postgraduate supervisor (M.Res.), Martin Thompson, The Natural History Museum/Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 2009
  • Postgraduate supervisor (M.Sc.), Yen-Po Lin, The Natural History Museum/Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 2007
  • Postgraduate supervisor (M.Phil.), Anna T. Watson, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, 2003-2005
  • Postgraduate supervisor (M.Sc.), Clare Stace, The Natural History Museum/Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 2003
  • Postgraduate supervisor (M.Sc.), Elisabeth Wickham, The Natural History Museum/Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 1999
  • Afstudeervak supervisor (B.Sc.), Ruud Schilder, University of Wageningen, 1998
  • Postgraduate supervisor (M.Sc.), Imon Bogosi, The Natural History Museum/Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 1998
  • Postgraduate supervisor (Ph.D.), Dr Marcus J. Matthews, Department of Entomology, British Museum (Natural History), 1984-1987

Advisees/mentoring

  • Synthesys mentor, Dr Anna Hundsdörfer (Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden), 2008
  • Synthesys mentor, Dr Anna Hundsdörfer (Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden), 2007
  • Co-supervisor (Programme Alßan: European Union Programme of High Level Scholarships for Latin America), Marcela Moré,  University of Córdoba, Argentina, 2006-7
  • SYS-Resource mentor, Jan Beck (postgraduate, University of Würzburg), 2002
  • SYS-Resource mentor, Anna Hundsdörfer (postgraduate, University of Heidelberg), 2002
  • Research assistant supervisor, Desiree Douglas, 2002
  • Research assistant supervisor, Anna Watson (undergraduate, Bangor University), 2001
  • Vacation student supervisor (B.Sc.), Anna Watson, Bangor University, 2000
  • Vacation student supervisor (B.Sc.), Wing-Gee Liu, Brunel University, 1996

Collaboration (recent past and present)

  • Dr Toshiro Ando, Chiba University, Japan
  • Dr Marc Attié, Université de La Réunion, France
  • Dr Joaquín Baixeras, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Dr Manuel Balcázar-Lara, Universidad de Colima, Mexico
  • Dr Jan Beck, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Dr Luis Mauricio Bini, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
  • Dr Paul Bridge, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
  • Dr Andrea Cocucci, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Mr José Duarte, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
  • Prof. Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr Goro Hashimoto, Centro de Pesquisas de História Natural, Itaquera, Brazil
  • Dr Bradford Hawkins, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Dr Paul Hebert, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Dr Willem Hogenes, Zoölogisch Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr Anna Hundsdörfer, Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany
  • Dr Mark Jackson, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK
  • Mr Akito Kawahara, University of Maryland, USA
  • Dr Hisasahi Kokubun, Chiba University, Japan
  • Ms Julieta Ledezma, Natural History Museum Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Dr Jorge León-Cortés, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Mr Eduardo Marchesi, Universidad de la Républica, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dr Simon Mayo, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK
  • Dr Charles Mitter, University of Maryland, USA
  • Ms Marcela Moré, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Dr Max Moulds, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Isabelle Meusnier, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Dr Masashi Nomura, Chiba University, Japan
  • Dr Mark O'Neill, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Dr Tony Pittaway, CABI Bioscience, Wallingford, UK
  • Dr John E. Rawlins, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Dr Jerry Regier, University of Maryland, USA
  • Dr John Reinert, USDA, Gainesville, USA
  • Dr Rodolphe Rougerie, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Dr Dan Rubinoff, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
  • Dr Paul Rymer, Imperial College, UK
  • Dr Adrian Thomas, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr Jun Tsukahara, Chiba University, Japan
  • Dr Hitoshi Watanabe, Chiba University, Japan
  • Dr Paul Wilkin, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK
  • Dr Pat Willmer, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Dr Michael Wink, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dr Shen-Horn Yen, Imperial College, University of London, UK
  • Mr Reza Zahiri, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran, Iran

 

  • Dr Ron Brechlin, Germany
  • Dr Jean-Marie Cadiou, France
  • M. Jean Haxaire, France
  • Mr Rob Lachlan, Australia
  • Mr Tomas Melichar, Czech Republic
  • Mr Francisco Serrano, El Salvador
  • Mr Trig Treadaway, Germany
  • Mr Jim Tuttle, Australia
  • Mr Chao-Shian Tzen, Taiwan
  • Mr Thierry Vaglia, Canada

Fellowships

  • Membership: Institute of Biology (C.Biol., M.I.Biol.)
  • Fellowship: Royal Entomological Society of London (F.R.E.S.)

Guest lectures

  • The phylogeny of the Sphingidae (Lepidoptera). 3rd Dresden meeting on Insect Phylogeny, September 2007. Co-authored with A.Y. Kawahara.

Editorial 

  • Managing Editor: Cladistics, 1999-present
  • Associate Editor: Cladistics, 1998
  • Associate Editor: Systematics and Biodiversity, 2002-present
  • Assistant Editor: Antenna, 1987-1996

Editorial Boards:

  • Handbook of Palaearctic Macrolepidoptera, 1989-present
  • Systematic Entomology Editorial Advisor, 1985-present.
  • Oriental Insects, 2007-2011.

Committees:

  • Council Member, The Willi Hennig Society, 1990-2001; 2008-2011
  • Membership Secretary, The Willi Hennig Society, 1990-2001
  • Vice President, The Lepidopterists' Society of America, 1992-1993
  • Botany Section Committee, London Natural History Society, 2008-present

Biography

Employment history

  • Researcher, Department of Life Sciences,  Natural History Museum, 2012-present.
  • Research Entomologist, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, 1996-2012.
  • Senior Scientific Officer, Biogeography & Conservation Laboratory, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum,1991-1996.
  • Senior Scientific Officer, Macrolepidoptera Collections Manager, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum,1990-1991.
  • Senior Scientific Officer, Macrolepidoptera Section, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum,1987-1990.
  • Higher Scientific Officer, Macrolepidoptera Section, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum,1987.
  • Junior Research Fellow, Macrolepidoptera Section, Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum,1982-1987.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. & Diploma of Imperial College, Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London, 1983.
  • B.Sc.(Hons) & Associateship of the Royal College of Science, Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London,1979.

 

Publications

Publications
2014
  • Singh, I.J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2014 ) A first record of Clanis hyperion Cadiou & Kitching, 1990 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Bhutan, and a preliminary checklist of the hawkmoths of Mendrelgang, Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6 : 5386-5388 . dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3399.5386-8
2013
  • Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Kitching, I.J., Jetz, W., Nagel, P. & Beck, J. ( 2013 ) Mapping the biodiversity of tropical insects: species richness and inventory completeness of African sphingid moths. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22 : 586-595 . 10.1111/geb.12039
  • Beck, J., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Nagel, P. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2013 ) Online solutions and the ‘Wallacean shortfall’: what does GBIF contribute to our knowledge of species’ ranges? Diversity & Distributions 19 : 1043-1050 . 10.1111/ddi.12083
  • Harbach, R.E., Kitching, I.J., Culverwell, C.L., Howard, T.M. & Linton, Y.-M. ( 2013 ) Nyx pholeocola, a new genus and cavernicolous species of tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae) from southern Thailand based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa 3683 : 159-177 . Zootaxa
  • Kawahara, A.Y., Breinholt, J.W., Ponce, F.V., Haxaire, J., Xiao, L., Lamarre, G.P.A., Rubinoff, D. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2013 ) Evolution of Manduca sexta hornworms and relatives: biogeographical analysis reveals an ancestral diversification in Central America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 : 381-386 . Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 2013 ) A new species of Cypa from New Guinea (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Smerinthinae). Suara Serangga Papua (SUGAPA) 7 : 85-91 .
  • Vaglia, T. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2013 ) Un nouveau Sphingidae du genre Acosmeryx Boisduval, [1875] décrit du Sabah (Bornéo), (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). The European Entomologist 4 : 161-168 .
  • Zahiri, R., Lafontaine, D., Schmidt, C., Holloway, J.D., Kitching, I.J., Mutanen, M. & Wahlberg, N. ( 2013 ) Relationships among the basal lineages of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on eight gene regions. Zoologica Scripta 42 : 488-507 . 10.1111/zsc.12022
  • Zahiri, R., Lafontaine, J.D., Holloway, J.D., Kitching, I.J., Schmidt, B.C., Kaila, L. & Wahlberg, N. ( 2013 ) Major lineages of Nolidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) elucidated by molecular phylogenetics. Cladistics 29 : 337-359 . 10.1111/cla.12001
2012
  • Arditti, J., Elliott, J., Kitching, I.J. & Wasserthal, L.T. ( 2012 ) ‘Good Heavens what insect can suck it’ – Charles Darwin, Angraecum sesquipedale and Xanthopan morganii praedicta. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 169 : 403-432 . 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01250.x
  • Beck, J., Holloway, J.D., Chey, V.K. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2012 ) Diversity partitioning confirms the importance of beta components in tropical rainforest Lepidoptera. The American Naturalist 180 (3) : E64-E74 . The American Naturalist | 10.1086/666982
  • Blagoderov, V., Kitching, I.J., Livermore, L., Simonsen, T.J. & Smith, V. ( 2012 ) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. Zookeys 209 : 133-146 . 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2012 ) Ein neue Art der Gattung Callambulyx  Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 5(3) : 56-60 .
  • Harbach, R.E., Kitching, I.J., Culverwell, C.L., Dubois, J. & Linton, Y.-M. ( 2012 ) Phylogeny of mosquitoes of the tribe Culicini (Diptera: Culicidae) based on morphological diversity. Zoologica Scripta 41 : 499-514 . 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00546.x
  • Rougerie, R., Haxaire, J., Kitching, I.J. & Hebert, P. ( 2012 ) DNA barcodes and morphology reveal a hybrid hawkmoth in Tahiti (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Invertebrate Systematics 26 : 445-450 . Invertebrate Systematics
  • Smetacek, P. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2012 ) The hawkmoths of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 32 : 113-115 .
  • Smetacek, P. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2012 ) The hitherto undescribed male of Orthozona quadrilineata (Moore, 1862) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4 (14) : 3366-3368 .
  • Zahiri, R., Holloway, J.D., Kitching, I.J., Lafontaine, J.D., Mutanen, M. & Wahlberg, N. ( 2012 ) Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Systematic Entomology 37 : 1-2-124 . 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x
2011
  • Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Kitching, I.J. & Beck, J. ( 2011 ) Projecting the potential invasion of the Pink Spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata) across Africa. International Journal of pest Management 57 : 153-159 . 10.1080/09670874.2010.546439
  • Beccaloni, G., Scoble, M., Kitching, I., Simonsen, T., Robinson, G., Pitkin, B., Hine, A. & Lyal, C. (Eds) ( 2011 ) The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). . LepIndex 2011
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Mende, M., Harbich, H., Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2011 ) Larval pattern morphotypes in the Western Palaearctic Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 42 : 41-86 .
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Mende, M.B., Kitching, I.J. & Cordellier, M. ( 2011 ) Taxonomy, phylogeography and climate relations of the Western Palaearctic spurge hawkmoth (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Zoologica Scripta 40 : 403-417 . 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2011.00477.x
  • Ignatov, I.I., Janovec, J.P., Centeno, P., Tobler, M.W., Grados, J., Lamas, G. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2011 ) Patterns of richness, composition, and distribution of sphingid moths along an elevational gradient in the Andes-Amazon region of southeastern Peru. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104 : 68-76 . Annals of the Entomological Society of America | 10.1603/AN09083
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 2011 ) A new species of Leptoclanis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 from Upemba National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomologia Africana 16 : 7-12 .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Sadler, S. ( 2011 ) Lepidoptera, Insecta., In: Paleontology and geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context. Volume 2: Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. . Springer Science + Business Media B.V. : Dordrecht , 549-554 .
  • Kitching, I.J., Scoble, M.J., Smith, C.R., James, S., Young, R. & Blagoderov, V. ( 2011 ) CATE Sphingidae, version 1.4. (http://www.cate-sphingidae.org) CATE Sphingidae Team. http://www.cate-sphingidae.org?view=c49a3006-988a-4ff7-9e58-6d2a71f9eebc . CATE Sphingidae, version 1.4
  • Nieukerken, E.J. van, Kaila, L., Kitching, I.J., Kristensen, N.P., Lees, D.C., Minet, J., Mitter, C., Mutanen, M., Regier, J.C., Simonsen, T.J., Wahlberg, N., Yen, S.-H., Zahiri, R., Adamski, D., Baixeras, J., Bartsch, D., Bengtsson, B.Å., Brown, J.W., Bucheli, S.R., Davis, D.R., De Prins, J., De Prins, W., Epstein, M.E., Gentili-Poole, P., Gielis, C., Hättenschwiler, P., Hausmann, A., Holloway, J.D., Kallies, A., Karsholt, O., Kawahara, A., Koster, S.J.C., Kozlov, M., Lafontaine, J.D., Lamas, G., Landry, J.-F., Lee, S., Nuss, M., Park, K.T., Penz, C., Rota, J., Schmidt, B.C.,  Schintlmeister, A., Sohn, J.C., Solis, M.A., Tarmann, G.M., Warren, A.D., Weller, S., Yakovlev, R.V., Zolotuhin, V.V. &  Zwick, A. ( 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 .
  • Wilson, J.J., Rougerie, R., Schonfeld, J., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Hajibabaei, M., Kitching, I.J., Haxaire, J. & Hebert, P.D.N. ( 2011 ) When species matches are unavailable are DNA barcodes correctly assigned to higher taxa? BMC Ecology 11 : 18 . BMC Ecology
  • Zahiri, R., Kitching, I.J., Lafontaine, J.D., Mutanen, M., Kaila, L., Holloway, J.D. & Wahlberg, N. ( 2011 ) A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family-level classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera). Zoologica Scripta 40 : 158-173 . 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00459.x
2010
  • Attié, M., Kitching, I.J. & Veslot, J. ( 2010 ) Patterns of larval hostplant usage among hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) from La Réunion, with a comparison of the Mascarenes with other regions of the world. Tierre et Vie 65 : 3-44 .
  • Blagoderov, V., Kitching, I., Simonsen, T. & Smith, V. ( 2010 ) . Satscan trial report
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2010 ) Einiger Anmerkungen zur moorei-Gruppe der Gattung Ambulyx Westwood, 1847 mit Beschreibung neuer Taxa (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 3 (3) : 20-26 .
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2010 ) Vier neue Arten der Gattung Psilogramma Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 3 (3) : 66-74 .
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2010 ) Drei neue Taxa der miranda-Gruppe der Gattung Loepa Moore, 1859 (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 3 (1) : 12-18 .
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2010 ) Eine neue Art der Gattung Salassa Moore, 1859 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae, Salassinae). Entomo-Satsphingia 3 (2) : 9-11 .
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2010 ) A method for improving DNA yield from century-plus old specimens of large Lepidoptera while minimizing damage to external and internal abdominal characters. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 68 : 151-155 . Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny
  • Kitching, I.J., Scoble, M.J., Smith, C.R., James, S., Young, R. & Blagoderov, V. ( 2010 ) CATE Sphingidae, version 1.0. (http://www.cate-sphingidae.org)
    CATE Sphingidae Team. http://www.cate-sphingidae.org?view=6232be73-ecc0-4280-a1ab-f4b2ea9182aa (accessed January 31,2010) . Sphingidae, version 1.0
  • Kitching, I.J., Scoble, M.J., Smith, C.R., James, S., Young, R. & Blagoderov, V. ( 2010 ) CATE Sphingidae, version 1.1. (http://www.cate-sphingidae.org) CATE Sphingidae Team. http://www.cate-sphingidae.org?view=044efc32-a02f-40e9-969b-bf496b449d9b . CATE Sphingidae, version 1.1
  • Kitching, I.J., Scoble, M.J., Smith, C.R., James, S., Young, R. & Blagoderov, V. ( 2010 ) CATE Sphingidae, version 1.2. (http://www.cate-sphingidae.org) CATE Sphingidae Team. . CATE Sphingidae, version 1.2
  • Kitching, I.J., Scoble, M.J., Smith, C.R., James, S., Young, R. & Blagoderov, V. ( 2010 ) CATE Sphingidae, version 1.3. (http://www.cate-sphingidae.org) CATE Sphingidae Team. http://www.cate-sphingidae.org?view=044efc32-a02f-40e9-969b-bf496b449d9b . CATE Sphingidae, version 1.3
  • Nässig, W.A., Kitching, I.J., Peigler, R.S. & Treadaway, C.G. ( 2010 ) The group of Cricula elaezia: comments on synonyms and priority questions, with illustrations of barcode similarity trees, distribution maps, a revised checklist and a formerly unknown female (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo 31 : 145-165 .
  • Vaglia, T., Haxaire, J. Kitching, I. & Liyous, M. ( 2010 ) Contribution à la connaissance des Theretra Hübner, 1819, des complexes clotho (Drury, 1773), boisduvalii (Bugnion, 1839) et rhesus (Boisduval, [1875]) d’Asie continentale et du Sud-est (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). The European Entomologist 3 : 41-77 .
2009
  • Beccaloni, G., Holloway, J., Kitching, I., Sattler, K., Scoble, M., Tuck, K. & Vane-Wright [R.I.] ( 2009 ) A tribute to Dr Gaden S. Robinson (1949–2009). Systematics and Biodiversity 7 : 351-354 .
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2009 ) Drivers of moth species richness on tropical altitudinal gradients: a cross-regional comparison. Global Ecology & Biogeography 18 : 361-371 . 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2009.00447.x
  • Bini, L.M., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Rangel, T.F.L.V.B., Akre, T.S.B., Albaladejo, R.G., Albuquerque, F.S., Aparacio, A., Araújo, M.B., Baselga, A., Beck, J., Bellocq, M.I., Böhning-Gaese, K., Borges, P.A.V., Castro-Parga, I., Chey, V.C., Chown, S.L., de Marco Jr, P., Dobkin, D.S., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Filloy, J., Fleishman, E., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Iverson, J.B., Kerr, J.T., Kissling, W.D., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Morales-Castilla, I., Moreno, J.C., Oberdorff, T., Olalla-Tárraga, M.Á., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.Á., Rueda, M., Ruggiero, A., Sackman, P., Sanders, N.J., Terribile, L.C., Vetaas, O.R. & Hawkins, B.A. ( 2009 ) Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32 : 193-204 . 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.05717.x
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2009 ) Degmaptera cadioui n. sp., eine neue Sphingide (Lepidoptera) von Palawan, Philippinen. Entomo-Satsphingia 2 (1) : 5-7 .
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2009 ) Ein Überblick über die Gattung Sataspes Moore, [1858] mit Beschreibung zweier neuer Arten von den Philippinen (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Entomo-Satsphingia 2 (1) : 13-22 .
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2009 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.8
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2009 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.9
  • Clark, B.R. Godfray, H.C.J., Kitching, I.J., Mayo, S.J., Scoble, M.J. ( 2009 ) Taxonomy as an e-science. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 367 : 953-966 . 10.1098/rsta.2008.0190
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Rubinoff, D., Attié, M., Wink, M. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2009 ) A revised molecular phylogeny of the globally distributed hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52 : 852-865 . 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.05.023
  • Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Blandin, P., Burns, J.M., Cadiou, J.-M., Chacon, I., Dapkey, T., Deans, A.R., Epstein, M.E., Espinoza, B., Franclemont, J.G., Haber, W.A., Hajibabaei, M., Hall, J.P.W., Hebert, P.D.N., Gauld, I.D., Harvey, D.J., Hausmann, A., Kitching, I.J., Lafontaine, D., Landry, J.-F., Lemaire, C., Miller, J., Miller, J.S., Miller, L., Miller, S.E., Montero, J., Munroe, E., Rab Green, S., Rawlins, J.E., Robbins, R.K., Rodriguez, J.J., Rougerie, R., Sharkey, M.J., Smith, M.A., Solis, M.A., Sullivan, B., Thiaucourt, P., Wahl, D.B., Weller, S.J., Whitfield, J.B., Willmott, K.R., Wood, D.M., Woodley, N.E., Wilson, J.J. ( 2009 ) Integration of DNA barcoding into an ongoing inventory of complex tropical biodiversity. Molecular Ecology Resources 9 (suppl. 1) : 1-26 . 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02628.x
  • Kawahara, A.Y., Mignault, A.A., Regier, J.C., Kitching, I.J. & Mitter, C. ( 2009 ) Phylogeny and biogeography of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): evidence from five nuclear genes. PLoS ONE 4(5) : e5719 . 10.1371/journal.pone.0005719
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2009 ) . Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic
  • Regier, J.C., Zwick, A., Cummings, M.P., Kawahara, A.Y., Cho, S., Weller, S., Roe, A., Baixeras, J., Brown, J.W., Parr, C., Davis, D.R., Epstein, M., Hallwachs, W., Hausmann, A., Janzen, D.H., Kitching, I.J., Solis, M.A., Yen, S.-H., Bazinet, A.L. & Mitter, C. ( 2009 ) Towards reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9 : 280 . 10.1186/1471-2148-9-280
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2009 ) Phylogeny and classification of tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 57 : 700-794 .
  • Smith, C.R., Scoble, M., Kitching, I., Clark, B., Godfray, C., Mayo, S. & Blagoderov, V. 2009. ( 2009 ) [Getting involved with CATE. In: Program [Abstract] of International Symposium “Network construction for the establishment of insect inventory in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)” in Kyushu University, Dec. 2007.] Nature and Insects 44 (13) : 19 .
2008
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2008 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 1.5
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2008 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.4
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2008 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.5
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2008 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.6
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2008 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.7
  • Mayo, S.J., Allkin, R., Baker, W., Blagoderov, V., Brake, I., Clark, B., Govaerts, R., Godfray, C., Haigh, A., Hand, R., Harman, K., Jackson, M., Kilian, N., Kirkup, D.W., Kitching, I., Knapp, S., Lewis, G.P., Malcolm-Tompkins, P., von Raab-Straube, E., Roberts, D.M., Scoble, M., Simpson, D.A., Smith, C., Smith, V., Villalba, S., Walley, L. & Wilkin, P. ( 2008 ) Alpha e-taxonomy: responses from the systematics community to the biodiversity crisis. Kew Bulletin 63 : 1-16 .
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2008 ) . Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2008 ) Phylogeny and classification of Ochlerotatus and allied taxa (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) based on morphological data from all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 153 : 29-114 .
  • Smith, C.R., Godfray, H.C.J., Scoble, M.J., Clark, B.R., Kitching, I.J., Mayo, S.J., Blagoderov, V., Haigh, A.L., Jackson, M., Sadler, S., Lay, L.N. & Young, R.P.W. ( 2008 ) Introducing CATE - a model for moving taxonomy to the web. Pp. 137-144 in: Yata, O. (Ed.), In: The 2nd Report on Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV) “The development of Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV)” . Kyushu University : Fukuoka , .
  • Vaglia, T., Haxaire, J., Kitching, I.J., Meusnier, I. & Rougerie, R. ( 2008 ) Morphology and DNA barcoding reveal three cryptic species within the Xylophanes neoptolemus and loelia species-groups (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Zootaxa 1923 : 18-36 .
2007
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) Estimating species richness of tropical insects from museum data: a comparison of a geography-based and sample-based methods. Journal of Applied Ecology 44 : 672-681 . 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01291.x
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) Correlates of range size and disersal ability: a comparative analysis of sphingid moths from the Indo-Australian tropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16 : 341-349 . 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00289.x
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 1.4
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Haxaire, J. ( 2007 ) The latitudinal distribution of sphingid species richness in continental Southeast Asia: what causes the biodiversity 'hot spot' in northern Thailand? The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55 : 179-185 .
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) Zwei neue Taxa der Gattung Acosmeryx Boisduval, [1875] (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 28 : 5-10 .
  • CATE Project team ( 2007 ) . The CATE Project
  • CATE Sphingidae Content Team ( 2007 ) . Sphingidae, version 0.2
  • Godfray, H.C.J., Clark, B.R., Kitching, I.J., Mayo, S.J. & Scoble, M.J. ( 2007 ) The web and the structure of taxonomy. Systematic Biology 56 : 943-955 .
  • Harbach, R.E., Rattanarithikul, R., Howard, T.M., Linton, Y.-L. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) Systematics of a new genus and cavernicolous species of the mosquito tribe Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae) from Thailand. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109 : 469-488 .
  • Harbach, R.E., Vu Duc Huong & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) Systematics of Kimia, a new genus of Sabethini (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Oriental Region. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109 : 102-120 .
  • Hawkins, B.A., Albuquerque, F.S., Araújo, M.B., Beck, J., Bini, L.M., Cabrero-Sañudo, F.J., Castro-Parga, I., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Kerr, J.T., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Moreno, J.C., Olalla-Tárraga, M.Á., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.Á., Sanders, N.J., Albuquerque F.S. & Williams, P. ( 2007 ) A global evaluation of metabolic theory as an explanation for terrestrial species richness gradients. Ecology 88 : 1877-1888 .
  • Haxaire, J., Kitching, I.J. & Melichar, T. ( 2007 ) Hommage à Jean-Marie Cadiou. The European Entomologist 1 : 24-28 .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Zahiri, R. ( 2007 ) Taxonomic notes and new records of the genus Sphingonaepiopsis Wallengren, 1858 (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Zootaxa 1610 : 41-52 .
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2007 ) . Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic
  • Scoble, M.J., Clark, B., Godfray, H.C.J., Kitching, I.J. & Mayo, S. ( 2007 ) Revisionary taxonomy in a changing e-landscape. Tijdschrift voor Entomology 150 : 305-317 .
2006
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2006 ) Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) of Southeast Asia: online distribution maps and island checklists. Zoological Society of Wallacea Newsletter 4 : 3-14 .
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2006 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 1.3
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2006 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 1.2
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. ( 2006 ) Wallace's line revisited: has vicariance or dispersal shaped the distribution of Malesian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89 : 455-468 .
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. ( 2006 ) Determinants of regional species richness: an empirical analysis of the number of hawkmoth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in the Malesian archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 33 : 694-706 . 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01418.x
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. ( 2006 ) Effects of habitat disturbance can be subtle yet significant: biodiversity of hawkmoth-assemblages (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Southeast-Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 15 : 465-486 . 10.1007/s10531-005-0306-6
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. ( 2006 ) Measuring range sizes of Southeast-Asian hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): effects of scale, resolution and phylogeny. Global Ecology & Biogeography 15 : 339-348 . 10.1111/j.1466-822x.2006.00230.x
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. ( 2006 ) Extending the study of range-abundance relations to tropical insects: sphingid moths in Southeast-Asia. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8 : 677-690 .
  • Beck, J., Kitching, I.J. & Linsenmair, K.E. ( 2006 ) Diet breadth and host plant relationships of Southeast-Asian sphingid caterpillars. Ecotropica 12 : 1-13 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 2006 ) The biology of Death's Head Hawkmoths, lepidopteran kleptoparasites of honey bees. Central Association of Beekeepers Lecture Booklet Series, 20 pp. .
  • León-Cortés, J.L., Kitching, I.J. & Molina-Martínez, A. ( 2006 ) Distribution patterns of Sphingidae in Mexico. Pp. 629-647, in: Llorente-Bousquests, J. & Morrone, J.J. (Ed.), vol. 2, In: Componentes bióticos principales de la entomofauna mexicana . Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México : México, D.F. , ix + 1025 pp. (2 vols) .
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2006 ) . Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2006 ) Phylogeny and classification of Finlaya and allied taxa (Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini) based on morphological data from all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 148 : 1-101 .
2005
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2005 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 1.1
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2005 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 1.0
  • Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2005 ) Reconsideration of anopheline phylogeny (Diptera: Culicidae: Anophelinae) base don morphological data. Systematics and Biodiversity 3 : 345-374 .
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Wink, M. ( 2005 ) Morphological variability of Hyles t. tithymali (Boisduval, 1832) caterpillars on the Canary Islands (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) Entomologische Zeitschrift 115 : 29-33 .
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Wink, M. ( 2005 ) The phylogeny of the Hyles euphorbiae-complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae): molecular evidence from sequence data and ISSR-PCR fingerprints. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 5 : 173-198 .
  • Hundsdoerfer, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Wink, M. ( 2005 ) A molecular phylogeny of the hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Macroglossinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35 : 442-458 .
  • Moré, M., Kitching, I.J. & Cocucci, A. ( 2005 ) Sphingidae: Esfíngidos de Argentina. Hawkmoths of Argentina . L.O.L.A. (Literature of Latin America) : Buenos Aires , xvi + 166 pp .
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2005 ) . Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic
2004
  • Beck, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2004 ) . The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. incl. New Guinea, Bismarck and Solomon Islands), version 0.99
  • Hundsdoerfer, A., Kitching, I. & Wink, M. ( 2004 ) Biogeography and phylogeny of the genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) based on mt-DNA sequences. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 4 (Electronic Supplement 6) : 33 . Organisms, Diversity & Evolution
  • Kitching, I.J. & Haxaire, J. ( 2004 ) Clanis phalaris cottoni ssp. n., nouveau sphinx du nord de la Thaïlande (Lepidoptera Sphingidae). Lépidoptères 2 : 35-45 .
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2004 ) . Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic
  • Reinert, J.F., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2004 ) Phylogeny and classification of Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae), based on morphological characters of all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 142 : 289-368 .
  • Watson, A.T., O'Neill, M.A. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2004 ) Automated identification of live moths (Macrolepidoptera) using Digital Automated Identification SYstem (DAISY). Systematics and Biodiversity 1 : 287-300 .
2003
  • Haxaire, J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2003 ) On the identity of Cechenena aegrota (Butler, 1875) and related species (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 108 : 355-360 .
  • Hundsdoerfer, A., Kitching, I. & Wink, M. ( 2003 ) The molecular phylogeny of the Hyles euphorbiae complex (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 3 (Electronic Supplement 17) : 27 . Organisms, Diversity & Evolution
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 2003 ) Phylogeny of the death's head hawkmoths, Acherontia [Laspeyres], and related genera (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Sphinginae: Acherontiini) Systematic Entomology 28 : 71-88 .
  • Yen, S.H., Kitching, I.J. & Tzen, C.S. ( 2003 ) A new subspecies of hawkmoth from Lanyu, Taiwan, with a revised and annotated checklist of Taiwanese Sphingidae (Lepidptera). Zoological Studies 42 : 292-306 .
2002
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 2002 ) The phylogenetic relationships of Morgan's Sphinx, Xanthopan morganii (Walker), the tribe Acherontiini, and allied long-tongued hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Sphinginae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 135 : 471-527 .
  • Robinson, G.S., Ackery, P.R., Kitching, I.J., Beccaloni, G.W. & Hernández, L.M. ( 2002 ) Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of America north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 69 : 1-824 .
2001
  • Ando, T., Nomura, M., Tsukahara, J., Kokobun, H., Watanabe, H., Hashimoto, G., Marchesi, E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2001 ) Reproductive isolation in a native population of Petunia sensu Jussieu (Solanaceae). Annals of Botany 88 : 403-413 .
  • Brechlin, R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2001 ) Neue informationen zu einigen Arten der Gattung Antheraea Hübner 1819 ["1816"] von den Andamanen, Indien (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo 22 : 119-123 .
  • Brechlin, R., Kitching, I.J. & Cadiou, J.-M. ( 2001 ) Description of a new species of the genus Polyptychus Hübner, [1819] "1816" (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, with notes on several species of the subtribe Choerocampina. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 22 : 31-35 .
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2001 ) Polyptychus affinis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, revisited (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Entomologica Africana 6 : 35-40 .
  • Kitching, I.J., Ledezma, J. & Baixeras, J. ( 2001 ) An annotated checklist of the Sphingidae of Bolivia (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Gayana 65 : 79-111 .
  • Lachlan, R.B. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2001 ) A new species of hawk moth (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Papua New Guinea. Australian Entomologist 28 : 117-122 .
  • Robinson, G.S., Ackery, P.R., Kitching, I.J., Beccaloni, G.W. & Hernández, L.M. ( 2001 ) . HOSTS a database of the hostplants of the world's Lepidoptera
  • Robinson, G.S., Ackery, P.R., Kitching, I.J., Beccaloni, G.W. & Hernández, L.M. ( 2001 ) Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of th Oriental Region . The natural History Museum & Southdene Sdn Bhd : London & Kuala Lumpur , 744 pp. .
2000
  • Forey, P.L. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2000 ) Experiments in coding multistate characters. Pp. 54-80, in: Scotland, R.W. & Pennington, R.T. (Ed.), In: Homology and systematics. Coding characters for phylogenetic analysis. Systematics Association Special Volume 58 . Taylor & Francis : London , vii + 217 pp .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Cadiou, J.-M. ( 2000 ) Hawkmoths of the world: an annotated and illustrated revisionary checklist (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) . The Natural History Museum & Cornell University Press : London & Ithaca , viii + 226 pp .
  • Kitching, I.J., Forey, P.L. & Williams, D.M. ( 2000 ) Cladistics. Pp. 677-692, in: Levin, B. (Ed.), In: Encyclopedia of biodiversity 1 . Academic Press : San Diego , xxxi + 943 pp .
  • Kitching, I.J., Treadaway, C.G. & Hogenes, W. ( 2000 ) Psilogramma villani n. sp., a new hawkmoth from the Philippines and Sulawesi (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 21 : 57-60 .
  • Pittaway, A.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 2000 ) Notes on selected species of hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from China, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula. Tinea 16 : 170-211 .
1999
  • Anthony, T.G., Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1999 ) Phylogeny of the Pyretophorus Series of Anopheles subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae). Systematic Entomology 24 : 193-205 .
  • Yela, J.L. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1999 ) La filogenia de Noctuidos, revisada (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Noctuid phylogeny revisited (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). In: Melic, A., de Haro, J.J., Méndez, M. & Ribera, I.(Ed.), Evolución y filogenia de Arthropoda (Evolution and phylogeny of Arthropoda). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 26 (monographic volume) : 485-520 .
1998
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1998 ) A new species of Ampelophaga from Nepal and northeastern India (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) Lambillionea 98 : 353-358 .
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1998 ) Corrigendum [to the colour plate for "A new species of Ampelophaga from Nepal and northeastern India (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)"]. Lambillionea 98 : 664 .
  • Harbach, R.E. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1998 ) Phylogeny and classification of the Culicidae (Diptera). Systematic Entomology 23 : 327-370 .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Jin, X.B. ( 1998 ) A new species of Sphinx (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Sichuan province, China. Tinea 15 : 275-280 .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Rawlins, J.E. ( 1998 ) Superfamily Noctuoidea, pp. 355-401, in: Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.), In: Handbuch der Zoologie 4 (Arthropoda), 2 (Insecta), (35) Lepidoptera. Moths and butterflies 1 (Evolution, systematics and biogeography) . Walter de Gruyter : Berlin , x + 494 pp .
  • Kitching, I.J., Forey, P.L., Humphries, C.J. & Williams, D.M. ( 1998 ) Cladistics (Second edition) The theory and practice of parsimony analysis. Systematics Association Publication 11 . Oxford University Press : Oxford , xii + 228 pp .
  • Tennent, W.J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1998 ) A reappraisal of two endemic hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the Solomons Archipelago. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 19 : 1-21 .
1997
  • Kitching, I.J., Owada, M. & Brechlin, R. ( 1997 ) A revision of the genus Pentateucha (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae), with the description of two new species from eastern China and Taiwan. Tinea 15 : 79-93 .
1996
  • Inoue, H., Kennett, R.D. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1996 ) Sphingidae, In: Moths of Thailand 2 . Chok Chai Press : Bangkok , vi + 149 pp. + 44 pls .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1996 ) Identifying complementary areas for conservation in Thailand: an example using owls, hawkmoths and tiger beetles. Biodiversity and Conservation 5 : 841-858 .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Brechlin, R. ( 1996 ) New species of the genera Rhodoprasina Rothschild & Jordan and Acosmeryx Boisduval from Thailand and Vietnam, with a redescription of Rhodoprasina corolla Cadiou & Kitching (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.) 17 : 51-66 .
1995
  • Kitching, I.J. & Spitzer, K. ( 1995 ) An annotated checklist of the Sphingidae of Vietnam. Tinea 14 : 171-195 .
  • Margules, C.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1995 ) Assessing priority areas for biodiversity and protected areas networks. Pp. 355-364,  in: Boyle, T.J.B. & Boontawee, B. (Ed.), In: Measuring and monitoring biodiversity in tropical and temperate forests. Proceedings of a IUFRO symposium held at Chiang Mai, Thailand, August 27th - September 2nd, 1994 . Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) : Bogor, Indonesia , xii + 395 pp .
  • Tuck, K.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1995 ) Microwaving moths to relax them. Antenna 19 : 105-106 .
1994
  • Vane-Wright, R.I., Smith, C.R. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1994 ) Systematic assessment of taxic diversity by summation. Pp. 309-326, in: Forey, P.L., Humphries, C.J. & Vane-Wright, R.I. (Ed.)., In: Systematics and conservation evaluation, Systematics Association Special Volume 50 . Clarendon Press : Oxford , xxvi + 438 pp .
1993
  • Hasan, S.A. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1993 ) A cladistic analysis of the tribes of the pentatomidae (Heteroptera). Kontyu 61 : 651-669 .
  • Kitching, I.J. & Rudge, S.R. ( 1993 ) First record of Darapsa myron (Sphingidae) from Thailand. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 79 : 240-242 .
  • Kitching, I.J., Ackery, P.R. & Vane-Wright, R.I. ( 1993 ) Systematic perspectives on the evolution of the Monarch butterfly. In: Malcolm, S.B. & Zalucki, M. (editors), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Monarch Butterfly: 11-16 .
1992
  • Forey, P.L., Humphries, C.J., Kitching, I.J., Scotland, R.W., Siebert, D.J. & Williams, D.M. ( 1992 ) Cladistics: a practical course in systematics. Systematics Association Publication 10 . Oxford University Press. x + 191 pp. .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1992 ) The determination of character polarity. In: Forey, P.L., Humphries, C.J., Kitching, I.J, Scotland, R.W., Siebert, D.J. & Williams, D.M. (editors), Cladistics: a practical course in systematics, Systematics Association Publication 10 : 22-43 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1992 ) Tree building techniques. In: Forey, P.L., Humphries, C.J., Kitching, I.J., Scotland, R.W., Siebert, D.J. & Williams, D.M. (editors), Cladistics: a practical course in systematics,
    Systematics Association Volume 10 : 44-71 .
1990
  • Cadiou, J.-M. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1990 ) New Sphingidae from Thailand (Lepidoptera). Lambillionea 90(4) : 3-34 .
  • Walker, A.K., Kitching, I.J. & Austin, A.D. ( 1990 ) A reassessment of the phylogenetic relationships within the Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Cladistics 6 : 291-306 .
1988
  • Carter, D.J., Kitching, I.J. & Scoble, M.J. ( 1988 ) The adaptable caterpillar. Entomologist 107 : 68-79 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1988 ) A new species of Ocalaria (Noctuidae: Catocalinae) and analysis of some morphological characters useful for elucidating noctuid phylogeny. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 42 : 218-230 .
1987
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1987 ) Spectacles and Silver Ys: a synthesis of the systematics, cladistics and biology of the Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 54 : 76-262 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1987 ) Genitalic heterogeneity in Cornutiplusia circumflexa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Plusiinae). Systematic Entomology 12 : 449-457 .
  • Kitching, I.J., Vane-Wright, R.I. & Ackery, P.R. ( 1987 ) The cladistics of Ideas (Lepidoptera, Danainae). Cladistics 3 : 14-34 .
1986
  • DeVries, P.D., Harvey, D.J. & Kitching, I.J. ( 1986 ) The ant associated epidermal organs on the larva of Curetis regula Evans (Lycaenidae). Journal of Natural History 20 : 621-633 .
1985
  • DeVries, P.D., Kitching, I.J. & Vane-Wright, R.I. ( 1985 ) The systematic position of Antirrhea and Caerois with comments on the classification of the Nymphalidae. Systematic Entomology 10 : 11-32 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1985 ) Early stages and the classification of the milkweed butterflies (Lepidoptera: Danainae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 85 : 1-97 .
1984
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1984 ) The use of larval chaetotaxy in butterfly systematics, with special reference to the Danaini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Systematic Entomology 9 : 49-61 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1984 ) An historical review of the higher classification of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 49 : 153-234 .
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1984 ) Enzyme variation in the Danainae. In: Vane-Wright, R.I. & Ackery, P.R. (editors),The Biology of Butterflies, Symposia of the Royal Entomological Society of London 11 : 191-192 .
1983
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1983 ) Classifications: the static products of taxonomists? Antenna 7 : 49-50 .
1979
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1979 ) Records. Flowering plants and ferns. Vasculum 64 : 15-16 .
1976
  • Kitching, I.J. ( 1976 ) Records. Flowering plants and ferns. Vasculum 61 : 15 .