Sir George Francis Hampson, 10th Baronet (14 January 1860 – 15 October 1936) was an English entomologist.
Hampson studied at Charterhouse School and Exeter College, Oxford. He travelled to India to become a tea-planter in the Nilgiri Hills of the Madras presidency (now Tamil Nadu), where he became interested in moths and butterflies. When he returned to England he became a voluntary worker at the Natural History Museum, where he wrote The Lepidoptera of the Nilgiri District (1891) and The Lepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon (1893) as parts 8 and 9 of Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera of the British Museum.He then commenced work on The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths (four volumes, 1892–1896).
Albert C. L. G. Günther offered him a position as an assistant at the museum in March 1895, and, after succeeding to his baronetcy in 1896, he was promoted to the acting assistant keeper in 1901. He then worked on a Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum (15 volumes, 1898–1920).
He married Minnie Frances Clark-Kennedy on 1 June 1893 and had three children.
A list of his publications can be found elsewhere online
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Deuterarcha is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. The genus was described by Edward Meyrick in 1884.
Niphopyralis is a genus of snout moths of the subfamily Spilomelinae in the family Crambidae.
Rhimphaliodes is a monotypic moth genus of the family Crambidae described by George Hampson in 1893. Its only species, Rhimphaliodes macrostigma, described by the same author in the same year, is found in Sri Lanka, on Borneo and in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland.
Araeopteron is a genus of moths of the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by George Hampson in 1893.
Gyrtona is a genus of moths of the family Euteliidae first described by Francis Walker in 1863.
Metachrostis is a genus of moths of the family Erebidae first described by Jacob Hübner in 1820.
Rivula is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae described by Achille Guenée in 1845.
Lamoria is a genus of small moths belonging to the family Pyralidae.
Bosara emarginaria is a moth in the family Geometridae first described by George Hampson in 1893. It is found on Borneo and in Sri Lanka, the north-eastern Himalayas and Hong Kong. The habitat consists of lowland dipterocarp forests.
Niphopyralis contaminata is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1893. It is found in Sri Lanka.
Amphitorna albipuncta is a moth in the family Drepanidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1893. It is found in Sri Lanka.
Amphitorna castanea is a moth in the family Drepanidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1891. It is found in India's Nilgiri Mountains.
Gaurena florens is a moth in the family Drepanidae. It is found in Nepal, India, Myanmar, China, Bhutan, Vietnam and Thailand.
Chusaris idaeoides is a moth of the family Noctuidae described by George Hampson in 1891. It is found in Sri Lanka.
Deuterarcha flavalis is a moth of the family Crambidae described by George Hampson in 1893.
Omiodes maculicostalis is a species of moth in the family Crambidae described by George Hampson in 1893 from Srilanka.It is present in Srilanka and India.
Glanycus is a genus of moth of the family Thyrididae.