Resources - Online
Caitlin Labar's lovely and informative website on the butterflies of Oregon and Washington. Visit and you will learn a lot!
A comprehensive guide to the butterflies of North, Central and South America. Photos of pinned specimens and some live butterfly species, covering all described species and recognized taxa including subspecies. Very helpful for our Greater Fritillaries here in Oregon (Speyeria sp.).
Eugene-Springfield Chapter of NABA
Website for the only Oregon Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. Find out about their series of presentations in winter, their summer field trips and other activities.
Washington Butterfly Association
Facebook page for the large and lively state of Washington Butterfly Association. Keep up to date on their presentations in winter and their field trips in summer, and other activities.
Oregon Zoo: Taylor's Checkerspot
A webpage describing how the Oregon Zoo is contributing to the conservation of this endangered Northwest butterfly.
Learn about the State of Oregon's plan for conserving Monarchs in Oregon.
Visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service's page on the endangered Oregon Silverspot.
Visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service's page on the endangered Fender's Blue.
Conservation of Prairie-Oak Butterflies in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
Online article about conservation status and measures for Fender's blue (Icaricia icarioides fenderi), Taylor's checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori), Mardon skipper (Polites mardon), island marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus), and Oregon silverspot (Speyeria zerene hippolyta), and a brief review of 10 additional at-risk butterfly species in the ecoregion.
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