Landry, Jean-François, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1825
Fax: 613-759-1927

Areas of Expertise:

  • systematics of Microlepidoptera (small moths), principally the superfamilies Gelechioidea and Yponomeutoidea
  • development of DNA barcodes as identification aids for Microlepidoptera
  • development of identification keys and tools for Microlepidoptera
  • identification of Microlepidoptera pest species and leafmining Lepidoptera
  • faunistics and biodiversity of Microlepidoptera, with emphasis on the North American fauna
  • development of phylogenetic classifications, taxonomic checklists, catalogues, and databases
  • curator of Lepidoptera in the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Current Projects:

  • Develop Systematic Knowledge of Arthropod Pests, Beneficial Arthropods, and Environmentally Sensitive Arthropods
  • Assess Interactions and Impacts Between Invasive Alien Species, Agricultural Practices and Arthropod Biodiversity
  • Develop a National Arthropod Information system Through the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, Provision of Expert Identification, Consultation & Training


  • associate graduate faculty, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
  • research associate, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • member of the Arthropod Specialists Subcommittee of COSEWIC, Environment Canada
  • member of the Scientific Committee of the Biological Survey of Canada
  • member of the Lepidopterists' Society
  • member of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.



  • Pohl, G.R., Cannings, R.A., Landry, J.-F., Holden, D.G., and Scudder, G.G.E. (2015). "Checklist of the Lepidoptera of British Columbia, Canada.", Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia.







Other Science Related Publications:


  • Landry, J.-F., Light, M.H.S., and MacConaill, M. (2015). "Barcoding Paralobesia cypripediana (Tortricidae): a stealthy micromoth feeding on the threatened orchid Cypripedium reginae.", Genome, 58(5), pp. 241. (Abstract)


  • Firlej, A., Légaré, J.-P., Landry, J.-F., Hogue, R., Chouinard, G., and Cormier, D. (2013). "DNA barcoding: an innovative tool to identify internal lepidopterans in apples.", 2nd Global Conference on Entomology, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, November 8-12, 2013. (Poster)
  • Hayden, J., Lee, S., Passoa, S., Young, J., Landry, J.-F., Nazari, V., Mally, R., Somma, L., and Ahlmark, K. (2013). "Digital Identification of Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae. USDA-APHIS-PPQ Identification Technology Program (ITP)."
  • Landry, J.-F. and Hebert, P.D.N. (2013). "468 DNA sequences for distinguishing new species of diamondback, Plutella australiana, moth from other Plutella species." doi: 10.5883/DS-PLUT1
  • Landry, J.-F., Light, M.H.S., and MacConaill, M. (2013). "Paralobesia cypripediana (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae), a stealthy micromoth attacking Cypripedium reginae (Orchidaceae).", Symposium on Insect-Orchid Interactions at the joint meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and Entomological Society of Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Landry, J.-F., Nazari, V., deWaard, J.R., Mutanen, M., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Huemer, P., and Hebert, P.D.N. (2013). "1416 DNA barcodes for distinguishing 90 species of Microlepidoptera, including 30 newly revealed Holarctic species." doi: 10.5883/DS-28NHM
  • Pohl, G.R., Bird, C.D., Nazari, V., and Landry, J.-F. (2013). "Update to the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Alberta.", Alberta Lepidopterists’ Guild Newsletter(Fall), pp. 15-24. (Newsletter)


  • Pohl, G.R., Bird, C.D., Nazari, V., and Landry, J.-F. (2012). "2012 update to the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Alberta.", Alberta Lepidopterists’ Guild Newsletter, Spring 2012, pp. 7-13.


  • Landry, J.-F. and Sugisima, K. (2011). "Kaila, L. and Sugisima, K. (2011) "Elachistine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae)", ISBN 978-0643103054. (Book Review).", Nota Lepidopterologica, 34(2), pp. 111-114.
  • Nazari, V., Landry, J.-F., and Hebert, P.D.N. (2011). "New records of European micromoths in North America detected through DNA barcoding.", XVIIth European Congress of Lepidopterology, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, May 9-13, 2011. (Presentation)
  • deWaard, J.R., Landry, J.-F., Nazari, V., and Humble, L.H. (2011). "The detection of 30 new Nearctic moths: support for incorporating DNA barcoding into the surveillance of non-indigenous species.", 4th International Barcode of Life Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, November 28-December 3, 2011. (Presentation)
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