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McGuire Center
Florida N Museum of Natural History


April. 20'8e
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Center's Exhibits:


Cast e Nets Broadly, but Aim High


The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and
Biodiversity is a place that truly illustrates
the popular saying: "It takes all kinds to
make the world."
From scientists, obsessed with the number
of setae, the shape of the uncus, or the
position of androconia (go Google it, if you
want!), to educators and horticulturalists, we
are all housed under the same roof (though
a few are under a screen, which does not
keep out sun or rain). Different as we might
be, we are all united by the same purpose,
the purpose of changing the future.
One might say that the future is not yet
here, but unfortunately that is only partially
true. The future is here in the form of
deforestation, pollution, extinction, global
warming and other forms of environmental
degradation, which are decreasing
biodiversity. It is also here in the form
of various unwanted social phenomena,
caused, as Richard Louv put it in his recent
book Last Child in the Woods, by a "Nature-
Deficit Disorder" in our children.
The McGuire Center's live butterfly
exhibit, a.k.a. "the Butterfly Rainforest,"
has become a major hit for both children
and adults in Gainesville since its opening
in 2004. However, there is more to the
educational .. nr"*. 'iii of the McGuire
Center's ".il[i,, Ili.i. just watching pretty
butterflies i .1. I 'c...tiful garden. Even
1. 1ili1 the 1I ..1i~.! Rainforest, the d. .! ni ,
and employees of the museum are ready
to explain to visitors the peculiarities of
butterfly ecology. Educational exhibit
panels offer basic information on ecology
as well as a unique opportunity to touch the
"untouchable," reliefs of a butterfly eye,
tongue, or wing scales, magnified millions
Sof times, created by a museum
sculptor, Ron Chesser, who worked
FLORIDA from photographs taken on an
MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY


electron microscope.
Outside the Rainforest, the live exhibit
continues in the form of a recently added
Florida Wildflower and Butterfly Garden.
Not only butterflies, but frogs, lizards,
and birds are at home here. One resident,
a perfectly harmless black racer snake, is
often seen sunning itself in this garden.
Indoors, there is the world's largest
museum exhibit on butterfly and moth
diversity. The Wall of Wings tells at one
glance the story of diversity and beauty,
which is epitomized by the Lepidoptera.
It also tells a story of the passion that
people have for butterflies, which is often
manifested in an enthusiasm for creating
collections. These private collections, which
allow people to experience and interact
with nature, are often donated to museums
like the McGuire Center. Once visitors
reach the end of the Wall of Wings, they
are able to see firsthand through the glass
the vast scientific collection housed by the
institution. These specimens were collected
by thousands of amateurs and professionals
throughout the world during a period of more
than 200 years. They represent millions of
hours and hundreds of millions of dollars
spent on travel, preparation, and curation.
These collections were mostly made during
times when natural environments seemed
endless compared to the mild encroachment
of human civilization.
The rearing lab in the middle of the Wall of
Wings offers visitors a glimpse of emerging
butterflies, which are shipped here as pupae
from around the world. Turning the corner
at the end of the Wall of Wings, visitors
enter a new realm. Windows into the
laboratories show how scientists study and
propagate butterflies and moths for research
or conservation. Here, one also can watch
preparators as they meticulously mount


News



In this issue:
*Florida Entomological
Society honors McGuires
*Moths of Paynes Prairie
*Center in the News
*Collection Donations
*New Owl Butterfly
*Grants and Awards
*The Butterfly
Conservation Initiative
*Seminars, Visiting
Scientists, and Meetings
*Museum's Expeditions
*Recent Publications
*Where is Bob?
*ButterflyFest
*Butterfliesofamerica. com


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UF McGuire Center for
Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
University of Florida
Florida Museum of Natural History
P.O.Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611
fax (352) 392-0479
e-mail: celiazar@tflmnh.ufl.edu


McGuire Center
News

Editorial Board:
Christine M. Eliazar
Thomas C. Emmel
Andrei Sourakov
Jaret C. Daniels
Jacqueline Y Miller

Designer/editor:
Andrei Sourakov
contact: asourakovdaflmnh.ufl.edu


Photography:
Andrei Sourakov
Thomas C. Emmel
Chelsea Smith
Court Whelan
Jennifer Zaspel


James Schlachta
Andrew Warren
Eddie Rivers
NASA
Randy Batista


McGuire Center Staff
Atwater, Montana: Technical Research Asst.
Austin, George: Collection Manager
Barszczak, Lukasz: Technical Research Asst.
Boulware, Mike: Landscape Specialist
Boyd, Bret: Endangered Species Research
Covell, Charles: Visit. Scientist & Curator
Daniels, Jaret: Asst. Professor & Asst. Curator
Duerden-Rawls, Lorraine: Tech. Research Asst.
Eisele, Robert: Research Assoc.
Eliazar, Christine: Administrative Asst.
Emmel, Thomas: Center Director
Goldstein, Paul: Asst. Curator
Habeck, Dale: Research Assoc.
Hansen, Jeffrey: Vivarium Asst. Manager
Hay-Roe, Mirian: Postdoctoral Researcher
Heppner, John: Curator
Hickey, Shannon: Technical Research Asst.
Lewis, Delano: Graduate Asst.
Matthews Lott, Deborah: Technical Asst.
McManus, Valerie: Graduate Asst.
Miller, Jacqueline: Curator and Adjunct Prof.
Miller, Lee: Curator and Adjunct Prof.
Pence, J. Akers: Postdoctoral Assoc.
Peterson, Cassandra: Genetics Lab Tech.
Reid, Kyle: Technical Research Asst.
Saarinen, Emily: Graduate Asst.
Salcedo, Christian: Graduate Asst.
Sanchez, Stephanie: BFCI Program Coord.
Schlachta, James: Constr. Coord. & Asst. Dir.
Sourakov, Andrei: Collections Coord.
Trager, Matthew: Graduate Asst.
Warren, Andrew: Postdoctoral Research
Waterman, Kristen: Technical Research Asst.
Whelan, John Court: Graduate Asst.
Willmott, Keith: Asst. Curator

2 McGuire Center News, Vol. 2, April 2008


Florida Entomological Society Recognizes

the McGuires with Major Honor
The Florida Entomological Society
honored William and Nadine McGuire
as Pioneers in Florida Entomology dur-
ing the Annual Meetings, July 16-19,
2007, in Sarasota, Florida.
The McGuires were acknowledged
for their detailed scientific and taxo-
nomic studies on skipper butterflies
(Hesperioidea), especially the genus
Hesperia and the subfamily Mega-
thyminae, both exceedingly difficult
groups. Through their work on these
groups, the McGuires have provided
a leadership role in the use of Lepi-
doptera as bioindicator species for the
state of the environment and biodiver-
sity. Their efforts also helped in recog-
nizing entomological and other collec-
tions as valuable resources for scientific Nadine and William McGuire
investigations, as well as educating the city further recognized the McGuires
general public about natural history. for their extraordinary philanthropy in
Finally, the FloridaEntomological So- founding the McGuire Center for Lepi-
doptera and Biodiversity and in devot-
ing financial support for the training of
undergraduate and graduate students
from around the world at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Since its opening in August, 2004, the
McGuire Center has developed rapidly
into a world-class research and educa-
tional facility. The Center showcases
the tremendous vision of Dr. William
and Nadine McGuire and demonstrates
convincingly how science, avocation,
and philanthropy can seamlessly blend
to the benefit of nature and human-
kind.


Support the McGuire Center
The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity relies upon the generosity of
private donors to build and enhance its collections, educational outreach efforts and
international research programs. Every gift is important and contributes to our success.
Private Gifts are accepted and are tax-deductible. Private donations support student
and faculty research, endowed chairs for curators, collections maintenance, exhibits and
education programs. Named endowments may be established at 30,000 and may be
eligible for state matching at $100,000 and above.
The Monarch Society: Donors who commit $10,000 to this fund receive permanent
recognition in the McGuire Center and are invited to participate in special events.
For additional information about donation opportunities within the McGuire Center and
the Florida Museum of Natural History, please contact Beverly Sensbach, Director of
Development, at (352) 273-2087 or sensbachi@flmnh.ufl.edu.







Survey of Paynes Prairie Moths


The staff of the McGuire Center has
been conducting species inventories not
only around the world, in places such
as Armenia, Ghana and Ecuador, but
also close to home. An investigation to
inventory the moths occurring at Paynes
Prairie Preserve State Park was initiated
in late June 2007 by G. T. Austin, P Z.
Goldstein, and C. V Covell, Jr. with
financial support from the Board of the
Florida Museum Associates. This is an
ongoing investigation with full support
from the park manager, park biologist, and
others involved with the park.
Inventories should always be backed
by voucher specimens. To date, about
twenty nights have been spent within
the park, producing a sample of nearly
500 species of moths of 30 families. The
captured samples have been brought
back to the McGuire Center, prepared,
labeled, accessioned, and sorted. Their
identification is an ongoing process, but
approximately 80% are now identified to
species.
Inventories require long-term
commitment due to ever-changing
environments. They should help our






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understanding of what is where, help fill
gaps between those conducted elsewhere,
and serve as historical records. When
conducted on public lands, they not only
promote cooperation between agencies,
but give an appreciation to the full
spectrum of diversity under the umbrella
of protection, beyond what might have
been the original targets.
Based on other inventories in north-
central Florida, it is estimated that the
total number of species at Paynes Prairie
will eventually prove to be nearly 1,500.
Continuation of this study into succeeding
years will further enhance the McGuire
Center's relationship with the state park
system of Florida and especially with
Paynes Prairie Preserve.
A separate project on iichnss and
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northcentral Florida is being continued
by George Austin and Andrei Sourakov,
and has been going for more than three
years. Austin's collection and Sourakov's
databasing and analysis have yielded
interesting patterns in the seasonal
variation of the moth fauna in Gainesville.
To date, 1200 Lepidoptera species (95%
moths) have been collected from a single
small backyard in Gainesville. The latter
study promises to have implications for
our understanding of ecology well beyond
local faunistic studies.

Collections and Acquisitions
Several major collections have been
received this year, among which is a col-
lection of U.S. moths (20,000 specimens)
donated by J. Van Dellen and collected by
Vincent P. Lucas; McGuire staff labeled
every specimen in this collection prior to
databasing and accessioning. A collection
of wild silks and cocoon artifacts was do-
nated by Ric Peigler. Ron Hirzel, while
on a short break from his military duties in
Iraq, donated his collection. Inhouse, John
Heppner and George Austin continue to
contribute tremendously to the growth of
the collection, with over 10,000 specimens
each this year alone.


McGuire Center News, Vol. 2, April 2008 3







continues from page
and label specimens. On the opposite wall
from these windows are changing exhibits.
Recently, this gallery featured giant prints
of moths depicted so precisely that the
detail of individual scales is visible, even
though the wings may span six feet. Using
extremely high resolution scanners, these
images were created by Joseph Scheer, a
digital arts professor from Albert University
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Preparators meticuloutil mo110int
and label specimens



in New York, who recently authored a book
il Visions: The Secret Designs ofMoths.
The prints were loaned to the museum by
William Tippit of central Florida.
Lepidoptera have important roles in
many cultures and the McGuire Center's
current and future exhibits are intended to
reflect these. Butterflies serve as symbols
of resurrection, reincarnation, the soul,
good, or bad luck, depending on a culture.


Freshly emerged Monarch on Christmas Day at the
butterfly garden near the McGuire Center

They are found in many paintings, including
1,500-year-old Aztec art, and 4,000-year-
old Egyptian frescos. An antique Japanese
kimono on display features butterflies in
its design. A recent photography show by
Andrei Sourakov, the McGuire Center's
collections coordinator, depicted cultures
encountered during a collecting expedition
along the Tibetan border, as well as native
butterflies and landscapes. Butterfly
patterns on Mexican tapestries and butterfly
artwork and jewelry from Zuni Indians were
provided by Gary Ross of Baton Rouge for
two separate exhibits, one of which is still
on display at the Museum.
Another comer turned, and a visitor
arrives at the sand dunes of the North
Florida exhibition, from which hundreds
of monarchs are seen flying into the air.
The butterfly replicas are fixed in the air
by thin invisible threads, each in a unique
flight position. Higher up, the swarm of
migrating monarchs heads across the hall,
and leads the visitors back into the McGuire


Center's main exhibition hall. Here,
monarchs alight on a map of Mexico at the
species' overwintering site. Panels on this
wall, a.k.a. the World of Wings, tell stories
of Monarch biology and conservation.
There are nineteen further panels on
conservation, ecology, and the genetics of
specific butterflies. Visitors can find the
geographical locations of the stories by
simply lifting their heads, as the panels are
located underneath satellite images of the
world's continents.


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A problem recognized by many
lepidopterists is that the average age of
entomologists has been steadily increasing,
with young biologists entering more
financially rewarding fields. Few realize
that many current and former members
of various national academies might have
never become scientists if not for their
interest in butterflies at an early age. Though
having broad appeal, our current and future
exhibits are thus also aimed at capturing the
imagination of future scientists and directing
their interest to nature and biology.
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glance the stor\ otf di\ esit\
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Combined ATL and SLS Meeting


The combined annual meetings of the
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera
(ATL) and the Southern Lepidopterists'
Society (SLS) were held at the McGuire
Center, 5-7 October 2007. There were
42 registrants present with two foreign
members. On the first day of the meet-
ing, members had an opportunity to go
on a field trip to the Goethe Forest.
The next day, there were many inter-
esting presentations, which continued
on Sunday and covered a wide range
of topics from vertical stratification of
ithomiine butterflies to a moth photog-
raphers' group website.
On Saturday evening, a banquet
was held at the Museum. Our keynote
speaker that evening was Torben Larsen,
whose most recent of many books, But-
terflies of West Africa, is a monumen-
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lighter read: The Hazards of Butterfly
C,,I/' iig He captivated members
with "Rambling through Africa for But-
terflies and Conservation," describing
the excitement, pleasures, and hazards
of tropical butterfly research. Larsen is
engaged in developing a century-long
butterfly survey in West Africa in which
the McGuire Center staff and students
were invited to participate.
The slidefest organized by Bret Boyd
was followed by door prizes hosted by
Charlie Covell and James Adams.
The 2008 meetings of ATL and SLS
will be combined with the Lepidopter-
ists' Society, and will take place on 23-
27 June at Mississippi State University.


Where is Bob?
Throughout the year of 2008, Robert
M. Pyle, a well known environmental
writer (Wintergreen, The Thunder Tree,
Where Bigfoot Walks, Walking the High
Ridge, Sky Time in Gray 's River, etc.)
is traveling around the country to find
as many butterfly species as possible.
The literary fruits of this project will be
published as a book, Swallowtail Sea-
sons: The First Butterfly Big Year.
Bob arrived on
March 20th, to-
wards the end of
the North American
Butterfly Associa-
tion meeting, at the
McGuire Center.
During his stay, he
was hosted by mu-
seum employees
Kathy Malone, Andrew Warren, and
Charlie Covell. For a few days they
accompanied Bob in his trips around
north Florida, finding 47 species to add
to his 2008 tally.






The Annual ButterflyFest was held
on October 13-14 at the Florida Museum
of Natural History complex.
There were:
* field trips
* garden tours
* activities for children
* lectures on pollinators
* butterfly gardening tips
* Monarch tagging and releases
* commercial vendors
* tours of McGuire Center collections
* Butterfly Rainforest tours
* live entertainment
More than 6,300 registered visitors at-
tended ButterflyFest in 2007.


McGuire Center News, Vol. 2, April 2008 5







Grants, Awards, and other News


SELECT GRANTS
Andy Warren received the $4,000 Lewis
and Clark Field Scholarship from
American Philosophical Society for his
fieldwork in Mexico.
Christian Salcedo received a $1,000 grant
from the Sigma-Xi Scientific Research
Society; $800 grant from IDEA WILD;
$250 Graduate Student Council grant;
$200 IFAS travel grant; $200 Entomology
and Nematology travel grant.
Jennifer Zaspel received a $2,900
S- icii..i l Research Fund grant from the
Systematics Association for her research
on the Vampire Moths and their Fruit-
piercing Relatives; $18,455 Research
and Exploration Grant from National
Geographic Society; $11,267 Doctoral
Dissertation Improvement Grant from the
NSF; $300 Davidson Travel Scholarship
from the College of Agricultural and
Life Sciences; $500 Marie Stopes Travel
Award from the Willi Hennig Society;
and a $5,287 grant from National Park
Service for Preliminary Survey of the


Macrolepidopteran Moth Diversity in Big
Cypress National Preserve.
Jaret Daniels received $13,500 from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission for Conservation and Field
Surveys of the Endangered Miami Blue
Butterfly; $12,000 from the Disney
Wildlife Conservation Fund for Butterfly
Conservation and Student Education;
$15,000 from Elizabeth Ordway
Dunn Foundation for Florida Butterfly
Monitoring Network Capacity Building;
$18,615 from Florida Wildflower
Foundation, Inc. for publishing a Florida
Wildflowers & Butterflies Brochure, and
many other grants. He also taught two


courses at UF on Ecotourism and Grant
Writing.
James Dunford received a 2004-2007
United States Navy Healthcare Collegiate
Scholarship.
Mirian Hay-Roe received a $ 10,000
Moore Foundation grant from the
Amazon Conservation Leadership
Initiative for her work on Biodiversity and
Conservation in Peru. She also received
a $ 3,000 workshop award to assist in
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Chemical
Biology of the Tropics.
George Austin, Paul Goldstein, and
Charlie Covell received a $3,700 Paynes
Prairie Survey grant from the Board of the
Florida Museum Associates.
Jackie and Lee Miller received a
$4,500 grant for Museum Training
and Intellectual Experiences for
Undergraduates at the McGuire Center
from the Board of the Florida Museum
Associates.


SELECT PRESENTATIONS
Emily Saarinen won a President's Prize
(2nd place) for Best Student presentation
in Ecology Section at the Entomological
Society of America meeting in San Diego.
James Dunford presented a paper on the
darkling beetles of the eastern U. S. at
the Ent. Soc. meeting. He also made a
presentation on Butterflies and Global
Warming at the North American Butterfly
Association Meeting.
Mirian Hay-Roe gave a seminar at the U. F.
Entomology and Nematology Department
on Chemical Ecology and Behavioral
Studies in Neotropical Butterflies. She
also gave a talk at the U. S. Army
Medical Research Institute of Chemical
Defense about Cyanide Detoxification
in Heliconius Butterflies, and at the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute,
Panama, on Behavioral and Ecological
Studies in Heliconius Butterflies. She also
taught an Honors course in Biology of
Butterflies at UF.
Charlie Covell taught Aquatic Entomology
at UF. He also gave a presentation at the
Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists'


Society on Collecting in the Tropics, and
on moths at a butterfly festival at Fairchild
Gardens, Miami, and Lukas Nursery in
Oviedo, Florida.
Andrei Sourakov made a presentation
on the Role of Lepidoptera in Science
and Conservation at the Temaik6n
Conservation Foundation in Argentina.
Keith Willmott was an invited speaker
at the International Conference on the
Biology of Butterflies in Rome. His topics
were: Maintaining Mimicry Diversity
-- Microhabitat Segregation by Ithomiine
Butterflies and their Avian Predators, and
Phylogeny of the Ithomiinae Based on
Morphological and Molecular Evidence.

OTHER STUDENT NEWS
On 19 November 2007, James Dunford
successfully defended his Ph.D.
dissertation on Systematics and
Biogeography of the Genus Speyeria.


Delano Lewis and Christian Salcedo
passed their PhD qualifying exams.
Emily Saarinen has been actively working
in the ancient DNA lab extracting DNA
from specimens from the 1940s.


TRAVEL (in part)
John Heppner led a month-long survey
expedition to Peru in Nov. 2007.
Keith Willmott taught courses and
conducted fieldwork in Ecuador and
Colombia in Sept-Dec., 2007.
Andrei Sourakov
conducted field work in
Argentina in Feb. 2008.
Andew Warren continued
his work in Mexico.
Thomas Emmel led expeditions to
Madagascar, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Costa
Rica, and Mexico during 2007-08.


6 McGuire Center News, Vol. 2, April 2008








Recent Publications (2007-2008)


2007
Austin, G. T. and A. D. Warren. 2007. The type of Copaeodes chromis
Skinner, 1919 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae). Insecta
Mundi, 0019:1-2.
Austin, G. T., A. D. Warren, C. M. Penz, J. E. Llorente-Bousquets,
A. Luis-Martinez and I. Vargas-Femandez. 2007. A new species of
Opsiphanes Doubleday, [1849] from western Mexico (Nymphalidae:
Morphinae: Brassolini). Bulletin of the Allyn Museum No.150: 1-20.
Austin, G. T., and O. H. H. Mielke. 2007. Hesperiidae of Rondonia,
Brazil: Carystus, with descriptions of two new species (Hesperiidae:
Hesperiinae). Bulletin of theAllyn Museum, No.148:1-13.
Austin, G. T., L. D. Miller, and J. Y. Miller. 2007. Taxonomic
comments on Pseudolycaena Wallengren (Lepidoptera:Lycaenidae:
Theclinae:Eumaeini). Bulletin of the Allyn Museum, No. 149: 1-22.
Boyd, B. M. 2007. Holotype of i..il ..... escalantei Stallings, Turner
and Stallings, 1966 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Megathyminae). Insecta
Mundi (0018): 1-2.
Brehm, G., Hartmann, T., and K R. Willmott. 2007. Pyrrolizidine
alkaloids and pharmacophagous Lepidoptera visitors of Prestonia
amabilis (Apocynaceae) in a montane rain forest in Ecuador. Annals of
the Missouri Botanical Garden, 94(2): 463-473.
Byun, B. K, and K T. Park. 2007. Discovery of two new species of
Alucitidae from Vietnam. Zootaxa, 1390: 51-57.
Covell, C. V. Jr. 2007. July 4th Butterfly Count in Oldham County, 2007.
Kentucky Lepidopterist, 33(3):5-6.
Covell, C. V. Jr. 2007. Letter to the 2008 Annual Meeting. Kentucky
Lepidopterist, 33(4):7-8.
Cuda, J. P, J.C. Dunford, and J.M. Leavengood. 2007. Invertebrate
fauna associated with torpedograss Panicum repens (Cyperales:
Poaceae), in Lake Okeechobee, Florida, and prospects for biological
control. Florida Entomologist, 90: 238-248.
Daniels, J. C. 2007. Courtship solicitation by females of the barred
sulphur butterfly (Eurema: daira)(Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Journal of
Insect Behavior, 20(1):129-135
Daniels, J. C. 2007. Citizen science through compound eyes: How
butterflies can help environmental engagement and learning.
CONNECT, March: 26-27
Daniels, J. C. & Sanchez, S. J. 2007. The Butterfly Conservation
Initiative: developing a new conservation vision through compound
eyes. News of the Lepidopterists' Society, 49:1-3.
Dunford, J. C., and G. T. Austin. 2007. Nomenclatural faux pas for
Speyeria atlantis greyi Moeck, 1950 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Insecta Mundi, 0017:1-4.
Dunford, J.C., and W.E. Steiner, Jr. 2007. Leichenum canaliculatum
variegatum (Klug). University of Florida, Florida Cooperative Service,
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Publication
EENY-399.
Dunford, J.C., PW. Kovarik, L.A. Somma, and D. Serrano. 2007. First
state records forMerope tuber (Mecoptera: Meropeidae) in Florida and
biogeographical implications. Florida Entomologist, 90: 581-584.
Elias, M., Hill, R., Dasmahapatra, K., Willmott, K. R., Brower,A., Mallet,
J., and C. Jiggins. 2007. Limited performance of DNA barcoding in
a diverse community of tropical butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal
Society of London B, 274: 2881-2889.
Hall, J. P W., and K. R. Willmott. 2007. Three new species of
Symmachiini from Ecuador (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae). Tropical
Lepidoptera, 16(1-2): 1-5.
Hay-Roe, M. M., G. Lamas, and J. Nation. 2007. Pre- and postzygotic
isolation and Haldane rule effects in reciprocal crosses of Danaus
erippus and Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Danainae), supported
by differentiation of cuticular hydrocarbons, establish their status as
separate species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 91: 445
453.
Heppner, J. B. 2007. Hickory homed devil, or royal walnut moth,


Citheronia regalis (Lepidoptera: Satumiidae). FL Dept. Agr. and Consumer
Services, Div. Plant Industry, Entomology Circular, 395: 1-2. (dated 1999;
issued 2007)
Heppner, J. B. 2007. Notes on lophanus pyrrhias in Guatemala (Lepidoptera:
Lycaenidae). Tropical Lepidoptera, 17(1-2): 14.
Heppner, J. B., Bordelon, C., and Knudson, E. 2007. Trotorhombia
metachromata: a tropical crenulate moth new to Florida and Texas
(Lepidoptera: Epiplemidae). Tropical Lepidoptera, 17(1-2): 34.
Miller, J. Y. 2007. Studies in the Castniidae. IV Description of a new genus,
Insigniocastnia. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum, 145: 1-7.
Miller, L. D. 2007. Anew species of Delias (Lepidoptera:Pieridae) from New
Ireland Island, Bismark Islands, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of the Allyn
Museum, 144: 1-5.
Park, K. T. 2007. A review of the genus Homaloxestis Meyrick in Philippines,
with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa, 1449: 57-64.
Park, K. T. 2007. Review of the genus Tisis in Java and Sumatra, with
descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae). Ent. Sciences,
10(2): 149-155.
Park, K. T. 2007. Review of Torodora manoconta-group (Lepidoptera,
Lecithoceridae). Zootaxa, 1465: 55-64.
Park, K. T. 2007. Three New Species of Torodora from Thailand. SHILAP,
35 (137): 1-6.
Park, K. T. Ponomarenko, MG. 2007 Two new species of Gelechiidae from
Korea. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash., 109(4): 807-812.
Park, K. T. et al. 2007. Moths of N. Vietnam. CIS. JeunHeng-sa, Seoul.
Park, K. T., and M. G. Ponomarenko. 2007. Gelechiidae in the Korean Peninsula
and Adjacent Teritories. CIS. JeungHeng-Sa, Seoul. 306 pp, 96 plates.
Park, K. T., M. Y. Kim, S. R. Kim, Y S. Bae, B. K. Byun. 2007. Review of the
subfamily Lecithocerinae of N. Vietnam. J. Asia Pacific Entomol., 10(3):
201-209.
Ponomarenko, M. G. and K. T. Park. 2007. Two new species and a new record
of Gelechiidae from Korea. Zootaxa, 1437: 55-60.
Somma, L. A. and J. C. Dunford. 2007. Etymology of the earwigfly, Merope
tuber Newman (Mecoptera: Meropeidae): Simply dull or just inscrutable?
Insecta Mundi, 13: 1-5.
Warren, A. D. 2007. A hybrid between Polites peckius and Polites sabuleti
(Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae). News of the Lepidopterists'
Society, 49(1):25, 32-33.
Warren, A. D. 2007. A tale of two hybrid swallowtails (Lepidoptera:
Papilionidae). News of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(1):27, 36. {May}
Warren, A. D. 2007. Aberrations of Euphydryas checkerspot butterflies
(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Melitaeini). News of the Lepidopterists' Society,
49(2):58, 61, 64, 68-69.
Warren, A. D. 2007. Taxonomic and biogeographic studies on Mexican
Hesperiidae: news and views from year one, pp. [6, 15]. In: Program of the
Fall Meeting of the Southern Lepidopterists' Society and the Association for
Tropical Lepidoptera, Gainesville, Florida. [16]pp. {4 Oct}
Warren, A. D. 2007. Three butterfly aberrations from Oregon (Lepidoptera:











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Recent Publications (2007-2008) continued


Lycaenidae and Nymphalidae). News of the Lepidopterists' Society,
49(2):66, 72.
Warren, A. D. 2007. The higher classification of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera:
Hesperioidea). p. 12. In: Programa, Encuentro Sobre Lepidoptera
Neogropical, ELEN II, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
City, Panama. 39pp.
Warren, A. D., and A. Luis-Martinez. 2007. A communal roost of adult
Smyrna karwinskii in Chiapas, Mexico (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae:
Nymphalinae: Nymphalini). News of the Lepidopterists' Society
49(4):131-133.
Willmott, K. R., and G. Lamas. 2007. A revision of Pachacutia, a new
genus of rare Andean ithomiine butterflies (Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae),
with the description of two new species. Annals of the Entomological
Society of America, 100: 449-469.
Zaspel, J. M., Kononenko, VS., and Goldstein, P.Z. 2007. Another blood
feeder? Experimental feeding of a fruit-piercing moth on human blood in
the Primorye Region of Far Eastern Russia (Noctuidae: Calpinae: Calpini).
Journal of Insect Behavior, 20 (5): 437-451.


2008
Anderson, R.A., G. T. Austin, and A. D. Warren. 2008. A female Haemactis
Mabille, 1903, from Central America (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae). Bulletin of
the Allyn Museum. In Press.
Austin, G. T. 2008. Hesperiidae of Rondonia, Brazil: taxonomic comments
on "night" skippers, with descriptions of new genera and species
(Eudaminae). Insecta Mundi, 0029:1-36.
Boyd, B. M., J. C. Daniels and G. T. Austin. 2008. Predaceous behavior by
Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Heliothinae). Journal
of Insect Behavior, on line DOI 10.1007/s10905-007-9113-0.
Cech. R. B.. G. T \u-nn and A. D. Warren. 2008. An undescribed species
*.I ,.i,, i i i.k .l i I .i m 1 ii, .i Peru. News of the Lepidopterists'
"s.,., in i -..
Dunil' d .I ( [. ,. i .( [In 1 n.1 ,1 1 .i 1.I. Leavengood, Jr. 2008. Additional
H.. .. .. ., .. ... 1 11 in.1 ,1 i ,ld Biological Station, Florida, with
.. 1 1 iiii ...i. 1 1111 .j . I ,I iII 1,, ,'' I lovebug,Plecianearctica(Diptera:
i i.. .l l K 1 .. .11111i .. I i n.i.I.I. ., iI Science. In press.
Dunil'id..I ( ilk iP i' Sni.. 2'.iis r!eyeria(Lepidoptera:Nymphalidae).
In: J. L. Capinera (ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology. Second Ed. Vol. 3.
P Z. Springer, Dordrecht. In press.
Dunford, J. C. and L. A. Somma. 2008. Scorpionflies (Mecoptera). In: J.
L. Capinera (ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology. Second Ed. Vol. 3. P Z.
Springer, Dordrecht. In press.
Dunford, J. C., L.A. Somma, and D. Serrano. 2008. Earwigflies (Mecoptera:
Meropeidae). In: J. L. Capinera (ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology.
Second Ed. Vol. 1. A E. Springer, Dordrecht.
Emmel T. C. and A. Sourakov. 2008. Monarchs. Encyclopedia of
Entomology 2nd Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers. In press.
Lehnert, M. S. 2008. The population biology and ecology of the Homerus
swallowtail, Papilio (Pterourus) homers, in the Cockpit Country, Jamaica.
Journal of Insect Conservation, 12 (2), 179-188.
Matthews, D.L. 2008. Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). In: J. L.
Capinera (ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd ed. Springer, Dordrecht.
In press.
Mielke, O. H. H., G. T. Austin, and A. D. Warren. 2008. A newParelbella
from Mexico (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae: Pyrrhopygini). Florida Entomologist.
91:30-35.
Miller, J. Y., Daniels, J. C. & Enunel, T. C. 2008. Planning for tomorrow:
The future of entomological investments. Florida Entomologist, 91(1): 139-
144.
Park, K. T. 2008. A world review of the genus Homaloxestis Meyrick,
Lepidoptera Lev. In press.
Park, K T., A. Kun, C. Wu. 2008. A taxonomic review of the genus Frisilia

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Walker (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae) with description of two new
species. Zootaxa, 1696: 1-24.
Park, K. T., and B. K. Byun. 2008.Anew genus Chrysonasma (Lepidoptera,
Gelechioidea, Lecithoceridae), with description of a new species from
the Philippines. Florida Entomol., 91(2). Inpress.
Park, K. T., and B. K. Byun. 2008. Anew genus Pecitinimura (Lepidoptera,
Gelechioidea, Lecithoceridae), with four new species from Thailand and
the Philippines. Florida Entomol., 91(1): 110-115.
Prudic, K. L., A. D. Warren, and J. E. Llorente. 2008. Molecular and
morphological evidence reveals three species within the California sister
butterfly, Adelpha bredowii (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae).
Zootaxa. In press.
Sourakov, A. 2008. Dominican Republic notes on evolution of butterflies
and of our knowledge about them. News of Lepidopterists' Society,
49(2): 46-55.
Sourakov, A. 2008. Inquilines and Cleptoparasites. Inpress. Encyclopedia
of Entomology 2nd Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Sourakov, A. 2008. Night blooming plants and their insect pollinators.
In press. Encyclopedia of Entomology 2nd Ed., Kluwer Academic
Publishers.

Sourakov, A. 2008. PyrrolizidineAlkaloids and Tiger Moths (Lepidoptera:
Arctiidae). In press. Encyclopedia of Entomology 2nd Ed., Kluwer
Academic Publishers.

Sourakov, A. 2008. Sphragis. In press. Encyclopedia of Entomology 2nd
Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Sourakov, A. 2008. Trophic interactions involving Herpetogramma
phaeopteralis (Lepidotera:Pyralidae) and Passiflora incarata
(Passifloraceae). Florida Entomologist, 91(1):136-138.
Sourakov, A. and T. C. Emmel. 2008. Insect Conservation. In press.
Encyclopedia of Entomology 2nd Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Sourakov, A. and T.C. Emmel. 2008. Life history and karyology of
Paralasa nepalica (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Tropical
Lepidoptera, Inpress. 18(1): 40-42.
Viloria, A., L. D. Miller, and J. Y. Miller. 2008. A reassessment of
Parapedaliodes with descriptions of new taxa. Bulletin of the Allyn
Museum, 60 pp. In press.
Warren, A. D. 2008. Preface, in: Pelham, J. A catalogue of the butterflies
of the United States and Canada, with a complete bibliography of the
descriptive and systematic literature. Journal of Research on the
Lepidoptera 40: XIV + 658pp.
Warren, A. D. 2008. Prologo. In: Vargas-Femandez, I, J. Llorente-
Bousquets, A. Luis-Martinez and C. Pozo. Nymphalidae de Mexico
II (Libytheinae, Ithomiinae, Morphinae, Charaxinae): Distribuci6n
Geografica e Ilustraci6n. Mexico, D.F.: Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM.
208pp. In press.







New Butterfly Website
to Provide Comprehensive Coverage
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Hesperldae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioldea).
Cladistics. In press.
Willmott, K. R, Freitas, A. V. L., Hall, J. P. W.,
Silva-Brandao, K. L., Paluch, M. 2008. A new
species of Actinote Hiibner from the eastern
Andes of Ecuador (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae:
Heliconiinae). Proceedings ofthe Entomological
Society of Washington, In press.
Willmott, K. R., and G. Lamas. 2008. A revision
of Megoleria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae:
Ithomiinae). Tropical Lepidoptera, 18(1): 46-
61. In press.
Zaspel, J.M., Weller S.J., & Card6, R.T. 2008. A
faunal review of Virbia (formerly Holomelina)
for North America North of Mexico (Arctiidae:
Arctiinae: Arctiini). Bulletin of the Florida
Museum of Natural History. In press.
Zaspel, J.M & Hoy, M.A. 2008. Microbial
diversity associated with the fruit-piercing
and blood-feeding moth Calyptra thalictri
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Annals of the
Entomological Society of America. In press.
Zaspel, J.M, 2008. Skin-piercing and blood-
feeding Moths. Encyclopedia of Entomology
2nd Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers. In
press.


McGuire Center post-doctoral research-
er Andrew Warren and coauthors Kim
Davis, Jonathan Pelham and Mike Stange-
land (plus many advisors), have designed
a new website: Butterfliesofamerica.
corn, that aims to provide comprehensive
coverage of all butterfly species, subspe-
cies, and distinctive unnamed populations
from Alaska to Panama.
The scope of the website is to provide
collections of photos for every taxon.
These will be of pinned specimens (in-
cluding types), live adults, immature
stages, larval foodplants, and habitats. In
addition, each taxon will have a section
devoted to its synonymy (past names of
the species, which are no longer valid, but
could be found in older literature). The
bibliography will list important books and
papers that lead users to specific distribu-
tional, systematic and ecological informa-
tion. As the website develops, there are
plans to include plates of multiple species
for comparing similar taxa.
This is a long-term project, currently
without external funding. To date, all
work on the site has been accomplished
through dedicated individuals donating
their own time and resources. Thus far,


Pinned Specimens photo collection:


Immatures photo collection:


over 12,000 images have been posted to
the site (donated by over 50 generous and
skilled photographers), and we expect this
number to exceed 20,000 or more within
the next year.
For most users, the following page will
be the most useful one on the site, since it
includes the interactive listing of all but-
terflies from Alaska to Panama, including
the Caribbean, with a very rough descrip-
tion of their geographic distributions:
http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/
Bfly Names.htm
From this page, users can search for
taxa, organized by family, subfamily, tribe
and genus. See examples at:

http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/
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In 2007, the Butterfly Conservation
Initiative (BFCI) relocated from its
original host, the Association of Zoos
and Aquariums (AZA) in Maryland,
to the McGuire Center. BFCI is a
self-sustaining, national coalition of
member and partner organizations
dedicated to the conservation of
threatened, endangered, and vulnerable
North American butterflies and their
habitats.
BFCI currently promotes recovery
of the 22 butterfly species which
are listed as endangered by the U.S.
federal government. It also works
to increase public awareness of and
involvement in butterfly conservation.
Its 43 member institutions include
botanical gardens, museums, zoos, and
aquaria. These organizations conduct
captive breeding and reintroduction of
butterflies, propagation of their host
plants, and restoration of butterfly
habitats.
Founded in 2001 as a result of
discussions between the US Fish and
Wildlife Service and AZA about the
role of smaller institutions in local
conservation, BFCI has made great
progress towards its mission. Activities
have forged new Karner blue butterfly



BFC! News
Sh,- Woodland Park Zoo
Works to Save
Oregon Silerspot
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BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION INITIATIVE

The BFCI Newsletter has been produced since
2003. Stephanie Sanchez, editor and BFCI
Program Coordinator, works at the McGuire
Center and can be reached at: ssanchez@flmnh.
uf.edu; (352) 273-2010

10 McGuire Center News, Vol. 2, April 2008


recovery partnerships and led to habitat
restoration in Ohio. Meetings in the
Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington,
and British Columbia) and California,
have brought people together to discuss
future local and regional partnerships.
BFCI partners have developed a Butterfly
Conservation Needs Assessment, the
only known single-source summary of


Karner blues from the Detroit Zoo breeding
program before being released in restored habitat.
life history, recovery needs, and priority
actions for North America's most
imperiled butterflies, and a Butterfly
Activity Guide for educators.
BFCI is governed by a diverse
steering committee and supports a full-
time program coordinator and website.
Programmatically, BFCI has also been
very successful, earning a Conservation
Program Award in 2003 from the
Association of Zoological Horticulture
in recognition of its contributions to the
conservation field.


The El Segundo Blue is an Endangered
Species that inhabits sand dunes located
inside Los Angeles International Airport
(drawing by Jaret Daniels)


The Butterfly Conservation Initiative
Moves to the McGuire Center


Recent Seminars at the
McGuire Center
Fall 2007:
Sept. 18: Dr. Thomas C. Emmel: "Three Famous
Western Collections"
Oct. 2: Dr. Torben B. Larson, Denmark:
"Forty Years of Studying African Buterflies"
Oct. 16: Dr. Charles V. Covell, Jr: "Project Ponceanus
and Notes on South Florida Activities in the 1970's"
Oct. 30: Emily Saarinen:
"Conservation Genetics and the Miami Blue Butterfly"
Nov. 13: Dr. Jacqueline Y. Miller: "Biodiversity and
Taxonomy of the Castniidae (The Butterfly Moths)"
Nov. 27: Christian Salcedo: "Chemical Communication
in Heliconrus roosting"
Dec. 4: Dr. Andrew D. Warren: "Mexican Butterflies"
Spring 2008:
Jan. 8: Charlie Covell: "Malaysia's Marvelous
Lepidoptera: AReview of the T.C. Emmel 1994 trip."
Jan. 15: Dr. Chris Jiggins, Cambridge University
"Adaptive radiation in Heliconius butterflies: from
speciation ecology to gene expression."
Jan. 22: Marysol Trujano Ortega, Mexico:
"Ecological Niche Modeling and Species Distribution:
Fundamentals and Applications."
Feb. 5: Thomas C. Emmel: "Biodiversity and Insect
Farming in Papua New Guinea" (with data from Rob
Small, University of Cambridge).
Feb. 19: Dr. K. T. Park: "Forty Years of Taxonomic
Work on Asian Microlepidoptera."
March 4: Delano Lewis: "Applications of Niche
Modeling: Revisiting the Schaus Swallowtail and a
proposal for modeling an invasive
butterfly, Papilio demoleus."
March 18: Dr. Robert Woodruff: "Lepidoptera &
Coleoptera Collecting Adventures in Guatemala."
April 1: Jaret Daniels/Stephanie Sanchez: "Butterfly
Conservation Initiative: Current Programs
and Evolving Partnerships"
April 15: Bruce Morgan -"Tracking Tigers
in Thailand"
April 18: Adriana Briscoe, University of California-
Irvine: "Adaptive evolution of color vision genes in a
mimetic butterfly complex"


Long-term visiting scientists
1 ', T K. T. Park just re-
Sturned to South Ko-
a rea after spending 6
months in Gainesville
following his retire-
ment from Kangwon
National University.
He will return to study
micro-moths at the McGuire Center each
year for the next several years. See Recent
Publications for more about his research.
Yang-Seop Bae, professor at University
of Inchon, South Korea, began his research
work at the McGuire Center in February
2008 for a 12-month sabbatical at UF. He
will study Southeast Asian moths in the
Center's collections.
Torben Larsen spent two weeks working
on African butterflies in the collections.
Glaucia Marconato visited from the
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil for 6
months this year, working on the phylogeny
of Charaxinae.








EXPEDITION TRAVEL PROGRAM
FIELD TRIPS LED BY FACULTY AND STAFF OF THE FLORIDA
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


The new Travel Program presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History and Expedition Travel, Inc. has had a
busy start to the year with three big trips in three months. The year started off in January with our annual 5-day trip to vis-
it the overwintering Monarch Butterfly colonies in central Mexico, led by Thomas Emmel, Director of the McGuire Cen-
ter. With a group of 40 people, this once-in-a-lifetime experience was shared by long-time butterfly enthusiasts as well as
by many newcomers to the fascinating world of butterflies. Following the Monarch trip was a nine-day trip to Costa Rica
in February, entitled "Birds, Butterflies and Breathtaking Scenery," led by David Steadman, Curator of Ornithology at the
Museum as well as Thomas Emmel. The trip was an instant success, and next year's trip to Costa Rica is already in the
works! An encore trip to Mexico was offered during the first days of March to witness the animated and vibrant behavior
of the Monarch Butterflies just before they begin their return trip northward for the spring.
The rest of the 2008 travel schedule will include exotic Lepidoptera research trips to places such as French Guiana and
Ecuador and photography trips to Kenya, Papua New Guinea, and the Galapagos Islands. Please visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.
edu/butterflies/expeditions.htm for more information.
If you are interested in joining one of our trips, contact: Expedition Travel, J. Court Whelan, General Manager,
expeditiontravel@gmail.com, 352-871-2710.


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International Conference on Andean Butterflies: Cuzco, September 4-6, 2008


The first international conference dedicated to Andean
butterflies will be held in Urubamba, near Cuzco, Peru.
The conference is part of the Tropical Andean Butterfly
Diversity Project, and offers, in particular, an opportunity
for students to present their research and establish collab-
orations. Symposia on biogeography, conservation, but-
terfly farming, and biology and systematics of key groups
are planned.


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Opsiphanes blythekitzmillerae is More than Just a Name


In January of 2007, Collections
Manager George Austin found an
unusual specimen of owl butterfly
(genus Opsiphanes) at the McGuire
Center, originally collected in the
state of Sonora, Mexico. George
brought this butterfly to the attention of
postdoctoral fellow, Andrew Warren,
and together they started seeking
additional specimens of what appeared
to be an undescribed species of a very
large and beautiful butterfly. While
there are still many Lepidoptera species
to be discovered, it is not common to
find them in groups that are as well-
studied as Owl butterflies.
Within a short time, they located
additional specimens in collections in
the United States and Mexico, and were
able to determine that it did, indeed,
represent a new species.
This species is remarkable not only
because of its large size and unique
wing markings, but also because it
is the nlorthirnmot owl butterfly, a
larcl\ ti,:pical 'rOii|. Thi specieC is a


resident in Sonora, only 70 miles south
of the United States border.
In an effort to generate support for
Warren's ongoing research conducted
in conjunction with the Alfonso L.
Herrera Zoology Museum at Mexico's
National Autonomous University,
researchers from both institutions
agreed to auction the rights to the name
of this new species with an online
auction site.
The auction, which ran from October
22nd to November 2nd, 2007, generated
national and international media
coverage, and resulted in $40,800
earned for research on Mexican
butterflies, enough to fund ongoing
research programs for another year.
The winning bidder, who has chosen to
remain anonymous, bought the name
on behalf of her and her four siblings,
to honor their grandmother, Margery
Minerva Blythe Kitzmiller (1883-
1972). The name of the new butterfly
is Opsiphanes blvthekitzmillerae Austin
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