The Newsletter of The Ohio Lepidopterists is a quarterly publication designed to inform members about activities of the organization and to provide a forum for the publication of informal atricles on Lepidoptera. Receive regularly published newsletters by joining Ohio Lepidopterists. These articles include information on Ohio butterflies and moths, personal experiences on butterfly gardening, tips for young and novice lepidopterists, reports of meetings and field trips, announcements of coming events, and much more.

The Ohio Lepidopterist is published four times a year, at irregular intervals and is copyrighted by The Ohio Lepidopterists for the exclusive use of its members. All rights are reserved.

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Research Reports

The Ohio Lepidopterists periodically publish research reports. The following is a list of the publications to date; these publications can usually be purchased by contacting LEP at:

Research Report number 1:
Metzler, Eric H. 1980. Annotated Checklist and Distribution Maps of the Royal Moths and Giant Silkworm Moths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Ohio. Ohio Biol. Survey Biol. Notes no. 14. 11 pages.
Research Report number 2: Albrecht, Carl W. and Reed A. Watkins. 1983. A cross reference to names of Ohio skippers and butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea). Ohio Biol. Survey Inf. Circular no. 12. 20 pp.
Research Report number 3: Iftner, David C., John A. Shuey, and John V. Calhoun. 1992. Butterflies and skippers of Ohio. Bull. Ohio Biol. Survey (new series) volume 9, number 1. 212 pages. 40 color plates.
Research Report number 4: Rings, Roy W., Eric H. Metzler, Fred J. Arnold, and David H. Harris. 1992. The Owlet Moths of Ohio Order Lepidoptera Family Noctuidae. Bull. Ohio Biol. Survey (new series) volume 9 number 2. 219 pp. 8 color plates.

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