Annual Meeting

The 2017 Meeting of the Lepidopterists' Society will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson from July 30 to August 1.

Online registration and talk/poster title submission is open at

If you are having problems registering for the meeting, please email for assistance.

The 66th annual meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society will be held from Sunday July 30 - Tuesday August 1, 2017 at the Tucson University Park Hotel ( in Tucson, Arizona which is within walking distance to the University of Arizona Insect Collection ( This event is hosted by the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The University of Arizona has recently been ranked the top entomology program in the United States with particular specialties in Biodiversity, Integrative Pest Management and Pollination.

We are looking forward to contributed papers, and special symposia will be made for Arizona Lepidoptera, Biodiversity (graduate student research), and Pollination. Organized activities such as visiting and working in the collection, learning how to be more involved with the Lepidopterists’ Society, and guided collecting and photography adventures await.

Online registration and talk/poster title submission is open at Registration includes facility fees, snacks and BBQ. Additional tickets for the banquet buffet are available for purchase on the website. Tucson has a airport near town with shuttle and taxi services to the conference location. Hotel accommodations can be made at the Tucson University Park Hotel for a discounted rate ( There is off street parking near the hotel for an additional fee. The Executive Committee will meet on Saturday. Onsite registration check in begins on Saturday at 4 PM followed by a reception with a no-host bar at Gentle Ben’s restaurant next door to the hotel. Registration check in will continue on Sunday morning with the conference beginning around 10 AM. The BBQ will be on Sunday evening (price included in registration) and the Banquet will be on Tuesday evening (additional ticket purchase). Additional schedule information will be posted and disseminated on this web page, Facebook ( and Twitter ( accounts. Please email with any questions or concerns.

If you would like to present a talk or poster, please submit your title when completing the online meeting registration form. The due date for talks and posters is May 31.

Hotel reservations can be made at the Tucson University Park Hotel by contacting Claritssa Chavez at 520-629-2804,, or by using this link We have secured a lower rate for conference attendees.

If you would like to become a member of the Lepidopterists’ Society please visit Membership has its privileges with a reduced registration fee to the annual meeting, access to current and past issues of our quarterly scientific publication, the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society and of our newsletter, News of the Lepidopterists’ Society. Members are also eligible for various awards including travel awards to help defray some of the costs to attend the meeting ( Beyond all that, the real strength of this society is its people! We are a supportive group of amateurs and professionals, collectors and photographers, students and retirees, all united around our mutual appreciation of moths and butterflies.

Tucson is a metropolitan city with an airport, university and a wide variety of dining options. The meeting venue has multiple food venues within walking distance in addition to a light rail which can take you downtown for even more dining options. Tucson was recently named a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy, the first in the United States because of its long history of sustainable agriculture and local ingredients. Tucson Botanical Gardens (, Tohono Chul Gardens ( and the Mission Gardens ( all interpret this history and provide good opportunities for moth and butterfly photography.

The areas around Tucson offer a wide variety of collecting and photographing opportunities for all insects, especially Lepidoptera. Special attention has been made to account for both the monsoon and the moon phase to schedule this event. A few collecting and photography field trips will be organized and participants are welcome to organize their own informal adventures based on their personal wishes. The Arizona Insect Collection is especially looking forward to hosting moth and butterfly experts in the collection and are including a golf cart service to bring people to and from the collection during the meeting. Please direct your questions or concerns to Hope to see you in Tucson this July!

- 2017 Organizing Committee (Katy Prudic, Wendy Moore, Gene Hall, Jacqueline Miller, Jennifer Zaspel)