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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Olethreutes sericoranum - Hodges#2810

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Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary

Important resource for rare Lep. records...

"The Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary [sometimes: LepSoc-SS] is an annual compilation of Lepidoptera records from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Each year our members submit information regarding range extensions, host plant associations, population dynamics, etc. Automated in 1995, the database contains all records since that time plus Saturniidae and Sphingidae records since 1971."

Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species


for in-depth taxonomic details

Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Brian Pitkin and Paul Jenkins
Natural History Museum, London

Butterflies and Skippers of the Chicago Region
The Field Museum just imaged 131 species that have been seen in the Chicago area and has posted them here. As of now the images can't be enlarged on the website, but we're discussing how we might be able to make the larger images available in a color rapid guide or poster format. They are also imaging their type specimens of different species groups. But again, we don't know exactly how those will become available for viewing. Will keep you posted as we learn more.

The specimens in this slideshow are representative of species that have been sighted, collected, or published in Cook County according to Butterflies and Moths of North America and The Butterflies of North America by James A.

The Association for Tropical Lepidoptera
Publisher of Tropical Lepidoptera Research.


Arkansas Lepidoptera Survey
shortcut to checklist


The Lepidopterists' Society

Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) of Colorado National Monument (U.S. Geological Survey)

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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