Southern Lepidopterists’ News

The Southern Lepidopterists’ News is published four times annually. The subscription cost is included in the annual membership dues.

SLS News Your society encourages submission of short articles. Anything of interest to you is likely to be of interest to the rest of us! Observations on behavior or life history, field trip reports, collecting experiences, etc. are all welcome.

Abbot Award

The Southern Lepidopterists’ Society’s Annual John Abbot Award


The Abbot Award is awarded annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the Lepidoptera of the Southern region of the U.S. These contributions can include, but are not limited to, research, publication, fostering public awareness and other projects. This person is chosen from a list of nominees by vote of the membership. The Abbot award was created to recognize the efforts of nominated individuals, major contributors to the knowlege of Lepidoptera fauna in the United States, with particular emphasis on the south, though not necessarily restricted to the region.

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Elected Officers of the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society
John Douglass
Toledo, OH
Jeffrey R. Slotten
Gainesville, FL
Donald Stillwaugh
Safety Harbor, FL
Membership Coordinator
Marc Minno
Gainesville, FL
News Editor
J. Barry Lombardini
Lubbock, TX
James Adams
Calhoun, GA
Website Manager
Dave Morgan
Atlanta, GA
Eric Anderson
Gainesville, FL

State Coordinators’ Reports

Included in every newsletter are reports on species occurrences in the southern United States. We encourage any and all members to report occurrences of even common species in our area. Listed below are state coordinators for each state in our area. Most of the records you send in will be included in the state reports, but records are open to editing by the respective state coordinator. Any unusual reports (exceptional species, state records, etc.) will require a good photograph or a specimen for confirmation.

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