Lepidopterology

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lepidopteral, lepidopteran, lepidopterological
— Of or pertaining to the Lepidoptera.
Lepidoptera
— [From Greek lepis — a scale + pteron — a wing.] An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths.
lepidopterist
— One who studies butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera).
lepidopterologist
— A specialist on Lepidoptera.
lepidopterology
— The scientific study of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera).
Last updated: Wednesday, 3 November 2010 11:06 GMT
Lepidopterology
Almanac — Digital library, history (biographies, original descriptions, type specimens), e-books

Who is who — Database of lepidopterists, past and present, amateur or professional

Just for fun — Butterfly and other bug icons, wallpapers, free butterfly greeting cards, poetry, online games
News — The last stories concerning butterflies & moths on the Internet; environmental news

LepsGlossary — A dictionary of terms used in lepidopterology

Directory — A selection of Lepidoptera related resources on the Internet

e-Museum — Virtual museum with photos and drawings of real butterfly & moth (Lepidoptera) specimens, interesting facts, library catalogue

 NEWS

On the way to CO2 free power plants

Environment
The Technische Universitaet Darmstadt dedicated today a pilot plant for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) contained in flue…

Veteran anti-poaching ranger awarded top WWF honours

Environment
Anatoly Belov, a long-time Russian anti-poaching ranger working on the frontlines of protecting tigers has been awarded the…

Five countries to mark first-time Carpathian Parks Day

Environment
Almost 30 national and nature parks in five countries across the Carpathian Mountains will celebrate for the first time on…

New emissions goal could make Japan climate leader

Environment
'The decision by an important player like Japan to do more and get serious about low carbon future can help break the deadlock…
More recent stories…

· Ithomia xenos (Bates, 1866) — The species occurs in Costa Rica and Panama…
· Reliquia santamarta Ackery, 1975 — Described as 'Reliquia santamarta sp. n.' from Colombia, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Upper Rio Cambirumeina…
· Japonica saepestriata (Hewitson, [1865]) — The species occurs in China, Ussuri Region, Korea and Japan…
· Coenonympha rhodopensis Elwes, 1900 — Described from Rila Mountains, the valley of Levi Iskar by Henry J. Elwes…
· Luehdorfia puziloi (Erschoff, [1872]) — The species was described in 1872 by Erschoff…
· Sephisa princeps (Fixsen, 1887) — The species occurs in Amur and Ussuri regions of Russia, NE China and Korea…
· Ornithoptera paradisea Staudinger, 1893 — One of the most spectacular and rare species, described by Otto Staudinger in 1893…
· Pseudochazara orestes De Prins & van der Poorten, 1981 — Balkan endemic, confined to some mountains of N Greece and S Bulgaria…
 ALMANAC
· Henry John Elwes (1846—1922)
· Hans Fruhstorfer (1866—1922)
· Frederick DuCane Godman (1834—1919)
· Henry Rowland-Brown (1865—1921)
· ‘Fossil on a pin’ — Keele University, UK, 1993
· Catalogue of Neotropical Pierinae
· Homeosis in Mylothris sulphurea
· Dr P. Sigbert Wagener (1919—2004)
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY
Margaret Fountaine9 Apr 1922Hans Fruhstorfer died in München at age of 56.
11 Apr 2003 — Lt. Col. John N. Eliot, the famous specialist on the Oriental fauna, died.
21 Apr 1939 — The famous explorer Margaret Fountaine died in Trinidad.
22 Apr 1899 — The famous novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg.