Butterflies of the world list

Markku Savela msa at anise.tte.vtt.fi
Wed Apr 26 13:06:32 EDT 2000

In article <Pine.GSO.4.10.10004261015220.7933-100000 at asrr> nschiff at asrr.arsusda.gov (Nathan Schiff) writes:

> 	A friend of mine is trying to catalalog a worldwide butterfly
> collection and is wondering if anyone has a list of the names of all the
> butterflies on some appropriate program.

I have been trying to collect as many as I can find on my web
pages. The root of the hierarchical structure for butterflies
(excluding skippers) is at


So far I have about 10000 names listed. Still a lot to do, and
some of the structure is a total jumble and confusion. But, I keep
working on it.

The butterfly part of the plain list of names is in several parts
(currently 7-11), the first of which is


(Numbering will change as I get more info added).


I will gladly accept help in making this list better, thus any help in
following areas is good

 - lists of species names. I would like lists that have the name and
   author, preferrably with the year. Additional bonus would be the
   article reference to the description! And, of course, a rough
   distribution information is nice too.

 - lists of taxa mentioned in monographs and other important
   works. (Does anyone have lists of taxa with page numbers from
   publications of authors like Huebner, Herrich-Schäffer, Seitz,
   Walker, Moore, etc..? I would be interested ...)

 - higher level organization
Markku Savela (msa at hemuli.tte.vtt.fi), Technical Research Centre of Finland
Multimedia Systems, P.O.Box 1203,FIN-02044 VTT,http://www.vtt.fi/tte/staff/msa/

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