Dr. Jessamyn D. Recuenco-Adorada, Associate Professor 7 at the Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology of the College of Agriculture and Food Science, is the Museum's curator for Coccinellidae, especially Lady Beetles. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Entomology (Insect Systematics) obtained from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2007 and teaches insect taxonomy and systematics and other crop protection courses.

Ma'm Jesse has served as the Deputy Director of the then Crop Protection Cluster of the College of Agriculture, Secretary (Division 5-Biological Sciences) of the National Research Council of the Philippines, and Chair of Division 3- Society of UP Research, Extension and Professional Staff. She is also a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Entomologists, Inc. and the Pest Management Council of the Philippines.

Dr. Adorada received in 2018 a Fulbright–Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Advanced Research (Philippine Program) to conduct in the University of Florida the taxonomic review of the Philippine Scymninae (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) based on simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data. Her research has found that lady beetles will attack and control the Florida red scale, a pest insect that damages the peel on Florida’s signature citrus crop.

Selected Publications

  • BB Panabang, SA Yap, JR Adorada (2017) Field Studies of Insect Visitation and Notes on the Population Ecology of Nipa Palm [Nypa fruticans (Wurmb.) Thunberg]. Philippine Agricultural Scientist 100(4):377-386
  • OA Calcetas, JR Adorada (2017) Taxonomic review of the genus Leucopholis Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Leucopholini) in the Philippines. Zootaxa 4232(1):85-103
  • AKS Amarga, SA Yap, JR Adorada (2015) Biogeographic Distribution of Streblidae in the Philippines (Diptera: Brachycera: Calyptratae). Transactions of the Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines) 37(1):75
  • JL Adorada, JR Adorada (2015) Taxonomic Review of Some Philippine Seed Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) Associated with Leguminosae. Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines) 37(1):115
  • EC Rubico, SA Yap, JR Adorada (2015) Comparison of wing interference patterns of the males of armored scale insect species (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Diaspididae) from coconut and their undergrowth plants in selected areas of Laguna and Quezon, Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist 29(2):114-122
  • GD Sapin, BL Caoili BL, JD Recuenco-Adorada (2013). Morphometrics of four genital traits in some Philippine populations of the Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenee) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Philipp. Ent. 27(2):134-150.
  • BMN Dela Cruz, JDR Adorada (2012). Six new species of the genus Callimetopus Blanchard (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Pteropliini) from the Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 26(2):103-119.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (2011) A new genus and species of Ortaliini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Ortaliinae) from Palawan, Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 25(2): 116-121.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (2009). A new species of Philippine Ortaliini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Ortaliinae). Philipp. Ent. 23(2):149-154.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (2008). Systematics of Philippine Chilocorinae. I. Tribe Chilocorini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Philipp Ent 22(2): 147-162.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (2006). Netted ladybug, Heteroneda billardieri Crotch (Coleoptera: Coccinellinae: Coccinellini), a potential predator of mango leafhoppers in the Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 20(2):171-173.
  • VP Gapud, JD Recuenco-Adorada (2001). Contributions to the taxonomy of Philippine Megapodagrionidae (Odonata: Zygoptera). Philipp. Ent. 15(2): 115-124.
  • BF Cayabyab, BS Ligat, RG Bayot, MD Ebuenga, CL Padilla, AG Aquino, SA Bacud, JR Adorada (2000). Hispodonta sp. (Hispinae, Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera), a potentially harmful non-quarantine pest of banana in the Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 14(1): 101-102.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (2000). Color variation of Coelophora inaequalis (Fabricius) in the Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 14(1):97-99.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada, VP Gapud (1998) Taxonomy of Philippine Psylloborini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Philipp. Ent. 12(1):43-53.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada, VP Gapud (1998) Philippine species of Illeis Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Psylloborini Philippine Entomologists Volume 12, No. 1
  • VP Gapud, JD Recuenco-Adorada (1993). An interesting Argiolestes selys (Odonata: Zygoptera: Megapodagrionidae) from the Philippines. Philipp. Ent. 9(2):155-162.
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (1992). Macrosiphum (Sitobion) miscanthi Takahashi: A new aphid attacking sugarcane (Homoptera: Aphididae). Philipp. Sug. Quarterly. 3(1-2): 28-31
  • JD Recuenco-Adorada (1992) Macrosiphum (Sitobion) miscanthi Takahashi: A new aphid attacking sugarcane (Homoptera: Aphididae). Philippine Sugar Quarterly 3(1&2)