Lepidoptera Collection

mothsThe Butterfly and Moth collection at OSAC is a heavily used resource. Like much of the collections, specimens extend back through the early 20th century thereby providing useful information about the historical distributions of our local Pacific Northwest species.

A great many lepidopterists have contributed to our collection - either through donating specimens from their personal collections or by donating their time and expertise to curate the collection. Notable contributions were made by Ann & Ray Albright, Harold E. Rice, Jon Sheppard, John Vernon, Jeffrey Miller, Dana Ross, David McCorkle, Andrew Brower, Andrew Warren, Ralph Macy, and many others.