...Butterfly Societies & Associations

Hong Kong

The Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States


Queensland Insect Breeders Association Inc.
c/o Chris Hocking
P.O. Box 25 Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Phone/Fax +61 70 633 860.


Belgian Migrating Lepidoptera Survey
Droeskouter 33, B-9450 Haaltert, Belgium
Entomological Society of Antwerp
c/o Frans Janssens
Calluy Nachtegaallaan, 12 bus 12, B-2660, Hoboken, Belgium
Flemish Entomological Society
Linneana Belgica
c/o R. Leestmans
45 Leuvensestraat, B-1800 Vilvoorde Belgium
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


Lepidopterological Society of Denmark


British Butterfly Conservation
P.O. 222, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, C07 6EY; Phone 01206 322 342
Butterfly Conservaton
P.O. Box 222, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, U.K.; Phone +44 1206 322342; Fax +44 1206 322739
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 Sällskapet i Finland rf
Suomen Perhostutkijain Seurary.
c/o Zoological Museum, Division of Entomology, P.O. Box 17, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland


The European Lepidoptera Society
Membership: c/o Dr. D. Agassiz (General Secretary)
Volpinistrasse 72, D-80638 Munchen, Germany

Hong Kong

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 Netherlands

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


The Polish Entomological Society


GELA Enltomological Society of Spain
G.E.L.A., Grupo Entomologico Lepidopteros Alicante, Pinto Gisbert, 62, 03005 Alicante, Spain Publications: SATURNIA (2/year)
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)

United Kingdom

International Bee Research Association (IBRA)
18 North Road, Cardiff, CF1 3DY, UK; Phone +44 1-222-372409
Butterfly Conservation of Britain

United States

American Entomological Society
1900 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19013; 215-561-3978
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera
Butterfly Lovers International
Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, Director
210 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133; 415-864-1169
The Butterfly Society of Virginia
Membership Chairman 5333 Challedon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Dues are $15 a 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.
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.
The Coleopterists Bulletin
Mr. Edward Zuccaro
P.O. Box 767, Natchez, MS 39121
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.
Dallas County Lepidopterist Society
c/o Dallas Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 150349, Dallas, TX 75314
Phone 214-421-3466 x232
Entomological Society of America
9301 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706; 301-731-4535
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
The Idalia Society (of MidAmerican Lepidopterists)
c/o Robert G. Hansen
9131 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64112
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
Maryland Butterfly Society (NABA - Checkerspot Chapter)
Lisa Bierer-Garrett, P.O. Box 375, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773; 301-297-4575 (w)
Massachusetts Butterfly Club (NABA-MBA)
c/o Cassie, Secretary, 28 Cocasset Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
New York City Butterfly Club
Over 100 members in NYC area & beyond, this club was formed in 1984. President: Guy Tudor, VP Jeff Glassberg. Dues are $15/yr. and members receive monthly newsletter and meeting notice. Contact: Don Riepe, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693. E-mail: donriepe@aol.com
North American Butterfly Association
4 Delaware Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Northtwest Lepidopterists Society
c/o Patti Ensor, Newsletter Editor, 4211 W. 17th, Kennewick, WA 99337
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
Pacific Coast Entomological Society
c/o California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4599
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
Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc.
P.O. Box 5624, Tucson, AZ 85703
Southeast Pennsylvania NABA-SEPA
309 Lakeside Drive, Levittown, PA 19054
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
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
Washington State Entomological Society
c/o Dr. Richard Zack, FSHN Building
Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6382
The Xerces Society
4828 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97215; Phone 503-232-6639
Young Entomologists' Society
1915 Peggy Place, Lansing, MI 48910-2553; 517-887-0499

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