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Conservation Movement

Ohio Lepidopterists

We encourage the conservation of wildlife in general – and of Lepidoptera in particular. Butterflies and moths are indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems.

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Ohio Lepidopterists


  The Ohio Lepidopterists supports a team of butterfly monitors across the State of Ohio. To join in please attend one of our Monitoring Workshops or contact our Monitoring chair.


The Ohio Lepidopterists maintains a Collection of Ohio Butterflies and Moths at the OSU Museum of Biodiversity in Columbus. With the recent donation of the Parshall Collection to OSU the Museum of Biodiversity is the premier source for Ohio Butterfly specimens/data.


The Ohio Lepidopterists, with support originally from the Division of Wildlife, conducted a State wide survey of Ohio's butterflies and moths. TOL still maintains the State database of moth and butterfly records from Ohio and welcome new verified records. 

Lepidoptera in Detail



Lepidoptera Photo Gallery

Our Sponsors

Ohio Biological Survey The Cleveland Museum of Natural History The Dawes Arboretum