Mr Kevin Tuck FRES FLS

Kevin Tuck tortricid image
  • Curator, Lepidoptera
  • Life Sciences department
  • Insects
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Employment history

  • Joined as an Assistant Scientific Officer to the former Microlepidoptera Section in 1973.
  • Promoted twice since then and now working as a senior Curator in the Lepidoptera Section, with particular responsibility for Microlepidoptera.

Qualifications

  • FRES
  • FLS

Professional Roles

Editorial boards

Associate Editor, Catalogue of World Tortricidae (www.tortricidae.com)

Associate Editor, Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan

Curation

Collections

General day-to-day responsibility for the Microlepidoptera collections.

 

Special projects

Curation of the world Tortricidae collection.

Production (with colleagues) of a synoptic collection of British Lepidoptera for the NHM's Angela Marmont Centre for British Biodiversity.

Research

Interests

Microlepidoptera of South East Asia, with special reference to the superfamily Tortricoidea.

Current work is focussed on curation. Past research has included the following expeditions:

1981, Pyrenees, 3 weeks (NHM expedition)

1981, W Malaysia, 6 weeks (NHM expedition)

1983, Nepal, 5 weeks (NHM expedition)

1985, Indonesia, 10 weeks ("Project Wallace" international expedition - Royal Entomological Society of London / NHM)

1987, E Malaysia (Sabah), 4 weeks (Operation Raleigh expedition)

1989, Brunei / E Malaysia (Sabah), 5 weeks (NHM expedition)

1991, E Malaysia (Sabah), 5 weeks (Operation Raleigh expedition)

1993, W Malaysia, 4 weeks ("Belum Expedition" - Malaysian Nature Society)

1994, Thailand, 6 weeks (NHM / Chiang Mai University)

Publications

2009
  • Beccaloni G, Holloway J D, Kitching I, Sattler K, Scoble M, TUCK K R and Vane-Wright R I ( 2009 ) A tribute to Dr Gaden S. Robinson (1949-2009) Systematics & Biodiversity 7 : 351-354 .
2005
  • Aarvik L, Agassiz D J L, Huemer P, Karsholt O and TUCK K R ( 2005 ) Acleris effractana (Hübner, 1799) – a Holarctic Tortricid. Nota lepidopterologica 28 : 93-102 .
  • Baixeras J, Brown J W, Brown R L, Horak M, Komai F, Metzler E H, Razowski J and TUCK K R ( 2005 ) World Catalogue of Insects Volume 5 Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) . Apollo Book Aps 1-741 .
2001
  • Brown R L, Miller W E and TUCK K R ( 2001 ) Taxonomic clarification of Notocelia rosaecolana (Doubleday) and N. trimaculana (Haworth) (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 54 : 111-118 .
  • Meijerman L and TUCK K R ( 2001 ) Arthropods of Economic Importance: Interactive tutorial for the preparation of genitalia in Microlepidoptera. CD-ROM published by ETI, Amsterdam .
  • TUCK K R ( 2001 ) Database of Tortricidae at The Natural History Museum, London. TORTS 2 : 1 .
  • TUCK K R ( 2001 ) (Book review) Atlas des Genitalia Mâles des Lépidoptères Tortricidae – France et Belgique. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 137 : 147-148 .
2000
  • Razowski J and TUCK K R ( 2000 ) Revision of Ebodina Diakonoff, [1968], with description of two new species and one allied genus. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 69 : 77-86 .
  • TUCK K R ( 2000 ) Two unusual records of Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) from Essex. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 13 : 68-69 .
1999
  • Agassiz D J L and TUCK K R ( 1999 ) The Cypress Tip moth Argyresthia cupressella Walsingham, 1890 (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) new to Britain. Entomologist’s Gazette 50 : 11-16 .
1998
  • Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1998 ) A new montane species of Tinissa (Lepidoptera: Tineidae: Scardiinae). Tinea, Tokyo 15 : 338-341 .
1997
  • Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1997 ) Phylogeny and composition of the Hieroxestinae. Systematic Entomology 22 : 363-396 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1997 ) Nomenclatural changes to some British Tortricidae (Microlepidoptera). British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 10 : 34-35 .
1996
  • Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1996 ) Describing and comparing high invertebrate diversity in tropical forest – a case study of small moths in Borneo., In: Tropical Rainforest Research – Current Issues . Kluwer Academic Publishers 29-42 .
  • Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1996 ) A Revisionary Checklist of the Tineidae (Lepidoptera) of the Oriental Region. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 9 : 1-29 .
1995
  • Allen M G, Robinson G S, Sattler K, Shaffer M and TUCK K R ( 1995 ) Microlepidoptera and Pyraloidea of Nepal – a checklist and bibliography. Tinea, Tokyo 14 Supplement 2 : 150-181 .
  • Intachat J, Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1995 ) Faunal Composition and Diversity of Smaller Moths (Microlepidoptera and Pyraloidea) in Lowland Tropical Rainforest at Temengor, Hulu Perak, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 48 : 307-317 .
  • Kitching I J and TUCK K R ( 1995 ) Microwaving moths to relax them. Antenna 19 : 105-106 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1995 ) A Checklist of Described Species of Chlidanotinae and Tortricinae (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Thailand, with Description of a New Species of Ancyroclepsis Diakonoff. Microlepidoptera of Thailand 3 : 87-92 .
1994
  • Buckmaster K, Kitching I J and TUCK K R ( 1994 ) Lepidoptera: Ecology and Conservation in Thailand . Chiang Mai University : Chiang Mai, Thailand , 1-58 .
  • Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1994 ) A new species of Sorolopha (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) from Borneo and Sulawesi. Tinea, Tokyo 14 : 65-68 .
  • Robinson G S, Shaffer M and TUCK K R ( 1994 ) A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of South-East Asia . Malaysian Nature Society / The Natural History Museum 1-309 .
  • TUCK K R and White G L ( 1994 ) Outbreak of Ecdytolopha aurantianum (Lima) on citrus in Trinidad. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 41 : 130-132 .
  • Young M R and TUCK K R ( 1994 ) A record of Cydia injectiva (Heinrich) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from North Aberdeenshire. British Journal of Entomology & Natural History 7 : 1-2 .
1993
  • Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1993 ) Diversity and faunistics of small moths (Microlepidoptera) in Bornean rainforest. Ecological Entomology 18 : 385-393 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1993 ) (Book review) Sedge Moths of Taiwan. Antenna 17 : 216 .
1992
  • TUCK K R ( 1992 ) (Book review) World Crop Pests: Tortricidae. Bulletin of Entomological Research 82 : 290-291 .
1991
  • TUCK K R ( 1991 ) Some nomenclatural changes to British Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). British Journal of Entomology & Natural History 4 : 84 .
1990
  • Holloway J D, Robinson G S and TUCK K R ( 1990 ) Zonation in the Lepidoptera of northern Sulawesi., In: Insects and the Rain Forests of South East Asia (Wallacea) . 153-166 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1990 ) A taxonomic revision of the Malaysian and Indonesian species of Archips Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Entomologica scandinavica 21 : 179-196 .
1989
  • TUCK K R ( 1989 ) Cnephasia asseclana ([Denis & Schiffermüller]) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) feeding on Cynoglossum germanicum Jacq. (Green Hound's Tongue). Entomologist's Gazette 40 : 182 .
1988
  • Jewess P J and TUCK K R ( 1988 ) Occurrence of Cydia corollana (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Kent. British Journal of Entomology & Natural History 1 : 9 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1988 ) A taxonomic revision of the genera Polemograptis Meyrick and Archigraptis Razowski (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Systematic Entomology 13 : 115-129 .
1986
  • Dumpert K, Maschwitz U and TUCK K R ( 1986 ) Ants feeding on anal exudate from tortricid larvae: a new type of trophobiosis. Journal of Natural History 20 : 1041-1050 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1986 ) Latibulocrinis, a new genus of Tortricini (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) with a sexually dimorphic hindwing anal tuft. Entomologica scandinavica 16 : 325-332 .
  • TUCK K R ( 1986 ) A record of Eana rastrata (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from Andorra. Proceedings & Transactions of the British Entomological & Natural History Society 19 : 26 .
1985
  • TUCK K R ( 1985 ) Clepsis siciliana (Ragonot) new to France (Lep., Tortricidae). Entomologica gallica 1 : 286 .
1984
  • TUCK K R ( 1984 ) The brachypterous female of Kessleria pyrenaea Friese (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). Entomologist's Gazette 35 : 79-81 .
1981
  • TUCK K R ( 1981 ) A new genus of Chlidanotini (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) from New Caledonia, with a key to genera and check-list of species. Systematic Entomology 6 : 337-346 .