Electronic Resources on Lepidoptera Huge list of lepidoptera links (can't beat this one)
The Butterfly Website - many good links and info
Lepidoptera links (from the Utah Lep Society)
Lepidoptera links (from from TILS)
The Lepidopterists Society - USA
Association for Tropical Lepidotera - USA
Sources of specimens for collectors:
The Insect Company - UK (Large selection, quality quite good)
Ianni Butterflies - USA (supplier for collectors. Also sell pins / mounting supplies) US F&W Licensed
Butterflies and Things - USA (supplier for collectors. Also sell pins / mounting supplies) US F&W Licensed
Insect World - USA (not a large selection, but changes every few months. ) US F&W Licensed
Ken Thorne - Canada (Large selection, worldwide representation)
Tropical Butterflies - Miguel Serrano at Tropical Butterflies Excellent supplier of superior quality material. US F&W Licensed
INSECTS FROM FORMER USSR FOR COLLECTORS Web site - Ilya Osipov (Russia)
There are many more great suppliers, but unfortunately many don't have
websites to link yet. More to come I'm sure. Some sites I have deliberately
left out because I found CITES material being sold without permits. PLEASE
don't do that. It is not only illegal no matter what country you are in,
but it is highly unethical as well.
If you would like your site to appear here email us. There are many friendly collectors out there who love to exchange material. Part of the fun in collecting is the coorespondence with new people around the world...
Please note that if on review of your site we find that CITES certificates for listed specimens are not offered, or protected species are listed without appropriate permits, we will not list your website.
All of the above are CITES compliant and furnish necessary documents for listed species.
Please note: for collectors in the USA ,
to purchase dried material from a foriegn supplier you must declare it
and be licensed by the US dept of Fish and Wildlife. Collectors in other
countries do not have to worry about this but should be aware of any local
regulations concerning importation of dried insects for scientific purposes.