about Ohio Lepidopterist
What We Do
Ohio Lepidopterists is a membership organization. We provide following programs for our members and the public.
- Annual meeting in winter with guest speakers on a variety of topics
- A Butterfly Monitoring workshop in the spring
- Field trips in flying months with our Butterfly Observation Group (BOG)
- ID day and fall meeting late in the year
- Newsletter 4 times a year.
The purpose of The Ohio Lepidopterists is to promote interest in the butterflies, skippers and moths of Ohio and neighboring states by:
- engaging in activities designed to increase the general knowledge of the butterflies, skippers and moths,
- disseminating scientific information on the Lepidoptera,
- encouraging conservation of wildlife in general and of Lepidoptera in particular,
- achieving closer cooperation and understanding among all lepidopterists so that they may work together in the common cause of furthering the appreciation of Lepidoptera.
Ohio Lepidopterists was formed to provide a baseline survey of Ohio’s butterflies and moths, also known as Lepidoptera. The group then worked with the ODNR, Division of Wildlife to produce a listing of state endangered and threatened species. The Ohio Lepidopterists continue to study butterflies and moths, and have since worked with the Division of Wildlife to produce a butterfly monitoring program which provides critical information on population changes within this group of animals.
President: Rob Liptak
Vice President: Jerry Wiedmann
Secretary: Dale Rhoda
Survey: Mike Gilligan- Moths
Butterfly Monitoring: Jerry Wiedmann
Butterfly Observers Group(BOG): Greg Raterman
Constitution: Barb Bloetscher
Newsletter: Ron Edwards