Information Resources

Information On the Web

Carolinas Butterfly Links

Notes on the Butterflies of NC
The best information available on finding NC and SC butterflies. This site has a downloadable and printable Adobe Acrobat file that contains detailed information and county dot maps on all butterflies found in the Carolinas and is updated on an annual basis. There is also a searchable database on all NC records . Simply a fantastic job by Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard. In addition, they have downloadable checklists for both North and South Carolina. You may get there from the link above, or directly by clicking here.

CarolinaLeps Listserve Jeff Pippen has established an online list server for discussing butterflies and moths in the Carolinas. This E mail list is free and has beginners to experts on the list that can be an excellent resource for learning butterflies and increasing your skills. This is a great way to learn what’s flying so you’ll know what to look for when you go out butterflying.

North America Butterfly Links

Butterflies of America
This is the Butterflies of America website, with the best list of species and  subspecies in North America — yes, it includes Central America (and South  America??), so you have to weed through the list for the US or NC/SC ones.

Butterflies and Moths of North America
The Butterflies and Moths of North America project is a database and web site. The web site consists primarily of the following information:

  • Dynamic distribution maps showing verified species occurrences
  • Photographs of the adult and caterpillar (when available)
  • Species accounts containing information on size, identifying characteristics, life history, flight, caterpillar hosts, adult food, habitat, species range, conservation status, and management needs
  • Species checklists for each county in the U.S. and state in Mexico

The International Lepidoptera Survey The Taxonomic Report The International Lepidoptera Survey is a non-profit organization devoted to the discovery, determination, and documentation, of new butterflies and moths around the world.

Butterflies of Georgia: Photos and info on Georgia butterflies and their occurrence plus info on Georgia’s Fourth of July Butterfly Counts. Mike Chapman.

Georgia Lepidoptera: Dr. James Adams site on the Moths and Butterflies of Georgia and the Southeast.

Dave Morgan’s site on Georgia Butterflies and Georgia Lepidoptera

Carolinas Natural History Links

Hilton Pond Center For Piedmont Natural History: Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near York, South Carolina, is a non-profit organization whose Mission is “to conserve plants, animals, birds, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation, scientific study, and education for students of all ages.” The Center is the most active bird banding site in the Carolinas. The Center’s Web site includes informative text and photographs of flora and fauna that can be found in most habitats in the eastern U.S. Included are descriptions of the Center’s long-term bird banding research projects (including hummingbirds) and “This Week at Hilton Pond,” a fascinating pictorial account of natural changes through the seasons.  Teachers, students, parents, birders, and conservationists will find this site to be a rich source of information about all sorts of nature topics.