This database and interactive web atlas would not have been possible without the data collected throughout the past century from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. The data come from a wide range of personnel, from trained scientists to amateur naturalists.
The content for this atlas was amassed, organized and validated based on historical and current data by staff of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Division of Natural Heritage. In addition to literature accounts, museum records, and staff field notes, many records came from individuals willing to share their observations with us. Our thanks to:
|Tom Allen||Connie Grimm||Eric Quinter|
|Richard Anderson||Richard Groover||Andy Rabin|
|Allen Barlow||Paul Hammond||Don Schwab|
|Paul Bedell||Mike Hayslett||Dale Schweitzer|
|Allen Belden||John Hyatt||Karen Sheffield|
|Frank Boyle||Teta Kain||Amos Showalter|
|Larry Brindza||Clyde Kessler||Rob Simpson|
|Allen Bryan||Leroy Koehn||Jeff Slotten|
|Jim Childress||Boris Kondratieff||Dick Smith|
|Charles Covell||Ken Lebo||Mike Smith|
|David Cox||David Liebman||Mike Stinson|
|Jerrell Daigle||Larry Lynch||Gerald Straley|
|Bruce Dixon||Tom McAvoy||Bo Sullivan|
|Mike Donahue||Maryella Mitchell||Bill Supulski|
|Sid Dunkle||Kevin Munroe||Brian Taber|
|Gary Graves||Paul Opler||Jim Waggener|
|Bruce Grimes||Harry Pavulaan||Anne Wright|
We would like to thank the following museums and universities for making their collections available to us:
|American Museum of Natural History||Old Dominion University|
|Carnegie Museum of Natural History||Radford University|
|Colorado State University||U.S. National Museum of Natural History|
|Cornell University Insect Collection||Virginia Military Institute|
|Florida Museum of Natural History||Virginia Museum of Natural History|
|Florida State Collection of Arthropods||Virginia Tech|
|North Carolina State University||West Virginia University|
The fact sheets were written and reviewed collaboratively by a team that included volunteers (E. Adams, P. Bedell, T. Kain, and A. Newton) and DCR-DNH staff (A. Chazal, S. Roble, T.P. Smith, and A. Moon).
Photographs are courtesy of P. Bedell, A. Belden, A. Bryan, S. Collins, D. Cox, S. Garriock, K. Larsen, K. Lebo, L. Lynch, M. Ready, J. Weintraub, and DCR-DNH staff.
All images/photographs on this web site are copyrighted, and they cannot be copied, reproduced, or used in any way without the author's permission. Usage fees may be charged. Contact information for photographers is available by contacting us.
Written information contained in the species accounts is available for public use. We ask that you cite this resource when using information from this web site as follows:
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Division of Natural Heritage and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. 2013. Atlas of Rare Butterflies, Skippers, Moths, Dragonflies, and Damselflies of Virginia. Accessed at www.vararespecies.org on [date accessed].
This web site was developed by a team at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, in the Public Communications Office and Division of Natural Heritage.
Funding SourceFinally, this project was completed with funds provided by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries through a State Wildlife Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program, 600 E. Main St., 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
This atlas was compiled
by the VA Natural Heritage Program with funds provided by the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries through a state wildlife grant
from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Last Modified: Thursday, 07 March 2019, 09:48:30 PM