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For the United States & Canada

Species Phaloesia saucia - Saucy Beauty - Hodges#8039


Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
Smithsonian Archives photo and short bio.

another article in PDF

Remington, J.E., 1948. Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903). The Lepodopteris News, 2(2): p. 17. PDF

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Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
The Society of Kentucky Lepidopterists
butterfly and moth county records

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An Annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Greg Pohl, Gary Anweiler, Christian Schmidt, Norbert Kondla, "An Annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada", Zookeys 38 (2010) special issue.

Of regional significance, the reported species are listed with flight season and general habitat.

Beyond its regional significance this long checklist (2367 reported species) proposes a number of synonymies and status changes.

Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
The main checklist is a list of Florida lepidoptera organized by family and then by genus and species names. There are links to two other lists for reference at the top of the checklist page. One is a list of the common names of all Florida leps. The other is a list of species names, arranged alphabetically by species. For instance, Hyles lineata is found under lineata, along with Diastema lineata and Schinia lineata.

This link takes you to a welcome page for the Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA) Museum of Entomology - the checklist is reached from a li

John Abbot Lepidoptera Watercolors
Scans from a rare book of lepidoptera watercolors, circa 1830. 147 plates showing larvae and adults. Searchable and contains scientific names, though the taxonomy is surely dated.

HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
By The Natural History Museum in London, UK, a searchable database of the hostplants and foods of the world's caterpillars

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Lepidoptera Checklist
Extensive checklist, including moths.

Southern Lepidopterists Society
The online home for the Southern Lepidopterists Society, established in 1978.

As here at BugGuide, you can submit photos of unknown leps for others to identify.