The Lepidoptera of Southeastern Arizona
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Welcome! This is the master list of various Arizona and Northern Mexico websites on Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
This website is from the Arizona Lepidoptera Survey, based at
the University of Arizona. Contact
(email email@example.com )
SOUTH-EASTERN ARIZONA HABITATS
We define SE Arizona as the counties of Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham, and Pinal .
Map of SE Arizona Mountain Ranges
- Southeastern Arizona Mountain Ranges and Natural Habitats
WEBSITES FOR BEGINNERS
- Common Butterflies of SE Arizona
This site not yet finished.
- The Most
Spectacular Moths of SE Arizona
If you are simply trying to ID that odd moth seen around your house, look here first.
- Common Caterpillars of SE Arizona
A few of the most common caterpillars found in urban setting are here.
DETAILED WEBSITES -- full species list with most species figured.
Butterflies of SE Arizona
Moths of SE Arizona
Butterflies of Northern Mexico and Sonora
Sphingidae and Saturniidae of Sonora, Mexico
INSECT COLLECTING IN NATIONAL FORESTS
Non-commercial insect collecting is allowed in all national forests except where there are specific provisions against in (i.e., the default is that it is allowed). In SE Arizona, the only current such restriction I am aware of is the South Fork of Cave Creek on the eastern side of the Chirichahua Mts., which has been designated as a non-destructive sampling biological preserve. Collecting here DOES require a permit.
- pdf file of 1998 Memo from Robert Josil, Deputy Chief of the National Forest Service on official policies on recreational insect collecting.
WEBSITES FOR PARTICULAR LOCATIONS
- Moths of
Brown Canyon, Baboquivari Mountains in the Buenos Aires
National Wildlife Refuge
Garden Canyon on Fort Huachuca, Huachuca Mountains
- Grand Canyon Lepidoptera monitoring study ( Neil Cobb of NAU
- Bob Patterson's Western Moth Plates. Basically, field-guide style plates of many western moths.
Global Lepidoptera Names Index .
A spectacular resource from London's Natural History Museum.
Enter a name, and an imagine of the extensive card catologues of items such as location of time, where figures can be found, etc. displayed for most of the worlds leps!
HOSTS a database of the hostplants of the world's Lepidoptera. Another outstanding job from the fine folks at London's Natural History Museum.
- Nearctica North America Lepidoptera database. Basically, MONA on line.
- Link to the CFS Northern Forestry Centre Biodiversity site. which contains a downloadable file of the Checklist of Microlepidoptera of North America. Thanks to all the fine folks up in the great white north!
- Web Images of North American Moth Species from John Snyder at Furman University.
Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera
Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
by Jeffrey C. Miller and Paul C. Hammond
Opler's Moths of North America site
- The outstanding
Moths Of Canada Website
- Todd Gilligan's outstanding
Collecting and Curation Techniques
Some highlights (far from a complete list)
- Tomas Mustelin's "Kitty litter" light trap --
an easy to make and very portable lack light trap for moth collecting.
- Cliff Ferris' light box for photographing spread material
- Tony Thomas's technique for Shadow-free moth (and butterfly) images
Shoestring-Budget mercury vapor collecting lamp construction (from Joel Szymczyk, Las Cruces NM)
- BioQuip's new
self-supporting collecting sheet
Rapid drying of spread material
- Notes on
Mercury Vapor Settups for Moth Collecting
A typical night at
Pena Blanca, Santa Cruz County Arizona (18 July 2000). Photo by Howard Byrne.
Bruce Walsh. firstname.lastname@example.org .
Comments, correction and additions most welcome. To get to my home page .