Submitted to: Journal of Lepidopterists Society
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: September 25, 2008
Publication Date: April 29, 2009
Citation: Solis, M.A. 2009. Eugene G. Munroe (September 8, 1919-May 31, 2008). Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 63:52-57.
Gene Munroe was the acknowledged authority on the Pyraloidea worldwide for many decades; for nearly 30 years, he was one of the few people publishing in the Pyraloidea. Gene's contribution to the systematic knowledge of Pyraloidea includes over 170 research papers and to this day is unparalleled. His work was diverse, including type specimen catalogs and designations, faunistic and revisionary works, and new species descriptions. His faunistic work was global in scope. He was a Charter and Honorary Life Member of the Lepidopterists' Society and President in 1958. In 2004 Gene received the Karl Jordan medal from the Lepidopterists’ Society. He passed away May 31, 2008 at the age of 89 in Ontario, Canada.