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Correspondence
Published: 2017-03-23

LepNet: The Lepidoptera of North America Network

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research and Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 U.S.A.
Entomology Division, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 U.S.A.
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 U.S.A.
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287 U.S.A.
Entomology Department, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA 19103 U.S.A.
Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 U.S.A.
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research and Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 U.S.A.
Mississippi Entomological Museum, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762 U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 U.S.A.
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 U.S.A.
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research and Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 U.S.A.
Invertebrate Zoology, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53233 U.S.A.
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844 U.S.A.
University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775 U.S.A.
Biology Department, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV 89557 U.S.A.
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287 U.S.A.
Entomology Department, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA 19103 U.S.A.
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA 94118 USA.
Department of Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521 U.S.A.
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616 U.S.A.
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 U.S.A.
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 U.S.A.
C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43212 U.S.A.
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616 U.S.A.
Department of Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521 U.S.A.
Department of Zoology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO 80205 U.S.A.
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844 U.S.A.
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287 U.S.A.
Oregon State Arthropod Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 U.S.A.
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research and Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 U.S.A.
Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
Department of Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80521 U.S.A.
Entomology Division, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 U.S.A.
Biology Department, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV 89557 U.S.A.
Change Theory, Washington, DC 20001 U.S.A.
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 U.S.A.
Change Theory, Washington, DC 20001 U.S.A.
University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775 U.S.A.
Entomology Department, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA 19103 U.S.A
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research and Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 U.S.A.
Invertebrate Zoology, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53233 U.S.A. Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 U.S.A.
Lepidoptera

Abstract

The Lepidoptera of North America Network, or LepNet, is a digitization effort recently launched to mobilize biodiversity data from 3 million specimens of butterflies and moths in United States natural history collections (http://www.lep-net.org/). LepNet was initially conceived as a North American effort but the project seeks collaborations with museums and other organizations worldwide. The overall goal is to transform Lepidoptera specimen data into readily available digital formats to foster global research in taxonomy, ecology and evolutionary biology.

 

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How to Cite

SELTMANN, K. C., COBB, N. S., GALL, L. F., BARTLETT, C. R., BASHAM, M. A., BETANCOURT, I., BILLS, C., BRANDT, B., BROWN, R. L., BUNDY, C., CATERINO, M. S., CHAPMAN, C., COGNATO, A., COLBY, J., COOK, S. P., DALY, K. M., DYER, L. A., FRANZ, N. M., GELHAUS, J. K., GRINTER, C. C., HARP, C. E., HAWKINS, R. L., HEYDON, S. L., HILL, G. M., HUBER, S., JOHNSON, N., KAWAHARA, A. Y., KIMSEY, L. S., KONDRATIEFF, B. C., KRELL, F.-T., LEBLANC, L., LEE, S., MARSHALL, C. J., MCCABE, L. M., MCHUGH, J. V., MENARD, K. L., OPLER, P. A., PALFFY-MUHORAY, N., PARDIKES, N., PETERSON, M. A., PIERCE, N. E., POREMSKI, A., SIKES, D. S., WEINTRAUB, J. D., WIKLE, D., ZASPEL, J. M., & ZOLNEROWICH, G. (2017). LepNet: The Lepidoptera of North America Network. Zootaxa, 4247(1), 73–77. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4247.1.10