Free Lepidoptera Database Available
jtuttle at fiaaz.net
Wed Oct 7 11:22:54 EDT 1998
The Season Summary is now accessible "on-line" through The
Lepidopterists' Society Home Page( www.furman.edu/~snyder/snyder/lep/ ).
The Season Summary is an annual compilation of distribution records,
flight season data, and biological field observations of Lepidoptera by
society members in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. First
automated in 1995, the database contains all Lepidoptera records since
that time, and all Saturniidae and Sphingidae records since 1971. The
database is updated annually with the records from the past year.
While the Lepidopterists' Society would certainly encourage the
application of new members, the database is available to anyone with an
interest in Lepidoptera. When used as a pointer system the database can
be useful for the butterfly watcher or amateur collector in planning a
trip as well as the professional conducting research.
Searches can be customized to search by taxon (as examples)......
#1 all Sphingidae records from the state of Florida
#2 all Papilio species records from Mexico
#3 all Automeris io records from Cameron County, Texas
*** searches can be further refined to include only a single month of
#1a all Sphingidae records from Florida in the month of November
Searches can be customized to search by locality (as examples)........
#4 all Ontario butterfly records
#5 all Pima County, Arizona Arctiidae records
*** as above, each search can be further refined to include only a
single month of the year
#5a all Pima County, Arizona Arctiidae records for the month of July
Take a look at this accessible new tool. The value of the automated
Season Summary will only continue to grow as new data is added each
year. It is a great opportunity for everyone to contribute to the
science of lepidopterology. Join the society and start seeing your
important records in print (and "on-line").
Any questions about the Season Summary database should be directed to
Jim Tuttle at jtuttle at fiaaz.net. Information about joining the
Lepidopterists' Society can be obtained from the society home page.
Jim Tuttle, Season Summary Editor
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