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Entomological Society of Victoria
The Entomological Society of Victoria is a non-profit scientific society which welcomes professional, amateur and student entomologists as members.
Entomological Society of New South Wales
The Entomological Society of New South Wales Inc. welcomes all who have an interest in insects, whether young or old, amateur or professional. Members receive a monthly Circular outlining activities, and a copy of the Society’s journal, General and Applied Entomology.
Entomological Society of Antwerp
c/o Frans Janssens
Calluy Nachtegaallaan, 12 bus 12, B-2660, Hoboken, Belgium
Flemish Entomological Society
Society of Entomology in Flanders
c/o W. De Prins (Secretary)
Vlaamse vereniging voor Entomologie, Diksmuidelaan 176, B-2600 Antwerpen, Belgium
Society of Lepidopterologists in Belgium
c/o Bart Vanholder
Rue Vautier 29, B-1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
Brazilian Entomological Society
Sociedade Entomologica do Brasil, 13418-900 Piracicaba-SP-Brasil; Fax +55-194-33-0562
The Acadian Entomologist Society
c/o Ms. Erika Bent
Agricultural Pest Monitoring, P.O. Box 1086, Wolfevill, N.S. Canada B0P 1X0; Phone 902-542-7754
Toronto Entomologist Association
c/o The Treasurer - A.J. Hanks
34 Seaton Drive, Aurora, Ontario L4G 2K1
Entomological Society of Canada
Entomological Society of Ontario
Lepidopterological Society of Denmark Lepidopterological Society of
British Butterfly Conservation
P.O. 222, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, C07 6EY; Phone 01206 322 342
The European Lepidoptera Society
c/o International Institute of Entomology
56 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5JR; Phone +44/71-584 0067; Fax +44/71-581 1676
Leicestershire Entomological Society
c/o Dr. Ray Morris
142 Hinckley Road, Barwell, Leidestershire LE9 8DN, U.K.
Lepidopterological Society in Estland
Finnish Lepidopterologist Society
Suomen Perhostutkijain Seura ry.
Lepidopterologiska Sallskapet i Finland rf
Suomen Perhostutkijain Seurary
c/o Zoological Museum, Division of Entomology, P.O. Box 17, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Les Lépidoptéristes de France
The European Lepidoptera Society
Membership: c/o Dr. D. Agassiz (General Secretary)
Volpinistrasse 72, D-80638 Munchen, Germany
Hong Kong Lepidopteran Group
Israeli Lepidopterists Society
P.O. Box 3550, Ramat Gan, ISRAEL
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Butterfly Society of Japan
2-13-1-603 Nakasato, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114, JAPAN
Phone/Fax: +81-3-3949-2864
The Lepidopterological Society of Japan
Ogata Bldg, 3-2-17 Imahashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, 541 JAPAN
The Polish Entomological Sinfoiiciety
GELA Entomological Society of Spain
G.E.L.A., Grupo Entomologico Lepidopteros Alicante, Pinto Gisbert, 62, 03005 Alicante, Spain
Societat Catalana de Lepidopterologia
Apartado 35049 Barcelona, Spain
Spanish Lepidoptera
Sweden Macrolepidoptera Homepage
Entomologische Gesellschaft Basel
Wolfgang Billen, President
Postfach 1310, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland
Butterfly Conservation of R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Dutch Butterfly Conservation (De Vlinderstichting)
P.O. Box 506, NL-6700 AM Wageningen, The Netherlands; Phone +31-0-317-467346; Fax +31-0-317-420296
Dutch Butterfly Society
De Vlinderstichting Mennonietenweg 10 P.O. Box 506 6700 AM Wageningen The Netherlands
International Bee Research Association (IBRA)
18 North Road, Cardiff, CF1 3DY, UK; Phone +44 1-222-372409
Butterfly Conservation of Britain
Amateur Entomologists' Society
The Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES) is one of the UK's leading organisations for people interested in insects. Entomology involves learning about insects and the environment.
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera
International Federation of Butterfly Enthusiasts (IFBE)
Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc.
P.O. Box 5624, Tucson, AZ 85703
Butterfly Lovers International
Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, Director
210 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133; 415-864-1169
The Lepidopterists' Society
1900 John Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-2608
Lorquin Entomological Society
c/o Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Coast Entomological Society
c/o California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4599
Connecticut Butterfly Association
Over 260 members and still growing. Lead butterfly walks, have indoor programs, involved in butterfly habitat creation and restoration, created butterfly life history chart for CT, publish bi-monthly newsletter for members, involved in CT Butterfly Atlas Project. Write to P.O. Box 9004, New Haven, CT 06532-0004. To contribute to the newsletter, contact John Himmelman, 67 Schnoor Road, Killingworth, CT 06419.
Southern Lepidopterists' Society
Ronald R. Gatrelle, Chairman and Editor, 126 Wells Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445
3820 Northwest Sixteenth Place, Gainesville, FL 32605; 904-375-1916
Georgia Lepidoptera Society
14250 Phillips Circle, Alpharetta, GA 30201
Hawaiin Entomological Society
The President, Hawaiin Entomological Society, c/o Dept. Entomology, Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa, 3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 310, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Idaho Entomological Group (IEG)
c/o Paul Blom
Division of Entomology, Department PSES, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2339
Philateli Lepidopterists of America
Dr. Charles V. Covell, Jr., Secretary, Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292; 502-588-5942
Society of Kentucky Lepidopterists
Dr. Charles V. Covell, Jr., Secretary, Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292; 502-588-5942
Massachusetts Butterfly Club (NABA - MBA)
c/o Cassie, Secretary, 28 Cocasset Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
Entomological Society of America
Extensive resources for teachers, scientists, and the public. tel: 301-731-4535
Maryland Butterfly Society (NABA - Checkerspot Chapter)
Lisa Bierer-Garrett, P.O. Box 375, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773; 301-297-4575
Washington Area Butterfly Club
Serving the northern Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland area.
Young Entomologists' Society
1915 Peggy Place, Lansing, MI 48910-2553; 517-887-0499
Michigan Entomological Society
The Idalia Society (of MidAmerican Lepidopterists)
c/o Robert G. Hansen
9131 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64112
The Coleopterists' Bulletin
Mr. Edward Zuccaro
P.O. Box 767, Natchez, MS 39121
The Carolina Butterfly Society
Numbering well over 100 members in South and North Carolina, this society offers a newsletter and numerous field trips during the year. Contact is President Dennis Burnette, 4209 Bramlet Place, Greensboro, NC, 27407. Phone 910-299-4342, Fax 910-294-9697.
North American Butterfly Association
4 Delaware Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
The Ohio Lepidopterists
Eric H. Metzler, 1241 Kildale Square North, Columbus, OH 43229; 614-265-6774
Oregon Entomological Society
c/o Oregon State University
Department of Entomology, Cordley Hall #2046, Corvallis, OR 97331-2907
The Xerces Society
4828 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97215; Phone 503-232-6639
American Entomological Society
1900 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19013; 215-561-3978
Southeast Pennsylvania NABA-SEPA
309 Lakeside Drive, Levittown, PA 19054
Rhode Island Butterfly Society
Dallas County Lepidopterist Society
c/o Dallas Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 150349, Dallas, TX 75314
Phone 214-421-3466 x232.
Tarrant County Butterfly Society
c/o Larry Sweeney
2533 McCart, Fort Worth, TX 76110-2228
Phone 817-923-8474
Utah Lepidopterists' Society
Colonel Clyde Gillette
3419 El Serrito Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84109; 801-484-5804
The Butterfly Society of Virginia
Membership Chairman, 5333 Challedon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Dues are $15 per person for 12 months ($7.50 for students 21 and under), $7.50 for second member at same address. Membership includes the Virginia Butterfly Bulletin, published four times a year. The Butterfly Society of Virginia, Inc., established in 1992, is a non-profit organization whose purposes are education, conservation and promotion of butterfly gardening and habitat preservation. We currently have over 200 members.
Northwest Lepidopterists' Society
c/o Patti Ensor, Newsletter Editor, 4211 W. 17th, Kennewick, WA 99337
Washington State Entomological Society
c/o Dr. Richard Zack, FSHN Building
Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6382

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