2024 Annual Meeting

 

72nd Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society

Ithaca, New York, July 13 - 18, 2024

 

Please join is for the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society in beautiful Ithaca, in upstate New York on the traditional homelands of the "Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ" (the Cayuga Nation). July is a beautiful time to explore the multitudes of waterfalls and gorges in the area as well as peak diversity in the local Lepidoptera. Dozens of protected areas blanket the region from state parks and forests to many nature reserves managed by the Finger Lakes Land Trust or Cornell Botanical Gardens. 

Beyond the natural beauty of the area there are numerous wineries, cideries, breweries, distilleries, fromageries, farms, and a world class farmer’s market. These can all be enjoyed as well at our excellent diversity of restaurants including the world-famous Moosewood Restaurant.

The Cornell University Insect Collection will be available for both tours and research. This collection began in the 1870s as a local collection of insects of agricultural importance and rapidly grew through numerous global expeditions. The current holdings are about 7 million specimens from nearly every country of the world, with about 1.2 million of these being Lepidoptera.

Diurnal and nocturnal field trips will be held for both collectors and observers in nearby natural areas. Details to follow.

The executive council meeting will be held on July 13th, 2024 in Comstock Hall. The opening reception will also be held the evening of July 13th. The full schedule of events will be available shortly.

The organizing committee consists of Jason Dombroskie, Bob Reed, Noah Brady, Kanika Jakhmola, Jeanne McDonald, Kevin Schermerhorn, Jarrod Varnell, Jack Whisenant, and Maddie Worth. For more information, please email meeting@lepsoc.org. We look forward to seeing you in Ithaca!


For more information on Ithaca and Cornell University, please visit the following websites:

Ithaca https://www.visitithaca.com/

Finger Lakes Land Trust https://www.fllt.org/

Cornell Botanical Gardens https://cornellbotanicgardens.org/

Cornell University Insect Collection https://cuic.entomology.cornell.edu/