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.

The award is named for John Abbot (1751-1840), one of the initial pioneers of studies of Lepidoptera of the southeastern United States. Abbot was an early naturalist, whose paintings and recorded observations provided a number of descriptions of southeastern species. He spent a significant portion of his life in Bulloch County, Georgia during the early nineteenth century, where he made many of his observations.

 

2005 Abbot Award Recipients

2005 Abbot Award Recipeints Lee Miller (left) and Jacqueline Miller (right), with Jeff Slotten (middle)

Past Recipients of the Abbot Award:

 

1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2011
2012
2015
Charles P. Kimball
Charles V. Covell, Jr.
Bryant Mather
Roy Kendall
Andre Blanchard
Ed Knudson, M.D.
Dale H. Habeck
Richard Heitzman
(None)
Tom Emmel
Howard V. Weems
Douglas C. Ferguson
(None)
(None)
(None)
(None)
John Heppner
Jeffrey R. Slotten, D.D.S.
Marc Minno
Vernon Brou
Leroy C. Koehn
James Adams and John Calhoun
Irving Finkelstein
Lee Miller and Jackie Miller
(–)
(–)
(None)
(None)
J. Barry Lombardini
Richard L. Brown
2001 Abbot Award

The 2001 Abbot Award,
Awarded to Leroy Koehn