Author Topic: Helpful literature and websites for identifying Guianese butterflies and moths  (Read 2619 times)

Offline Auke

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Hello all,

I’ve made a list of books and websites which I think can be helpful for identifying butterfly and moth species from the Guianas. To increase the usefulness of the list I’ve added some short descriptions. If you have additions or other remarks (like if you notice dead links or spelling errors), please post them as a reply to this message and I will include them in this list when I've got time. :)


Gallard, D., J.-Y.  Gallard, and S. Wood. 2017. Les Riodinidae de Guyane. Gallard. 264 p. ISBN 979-10-699-0898-7.
In French. A book about the metalmark butterflies of French Guiana.

Gernaat H.B.P.E., Beckles B.G. & Andel T. van. 2012. Butterflies of Suriname: A natural history. Kit Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 679 pp. ISBN 978 94 6022 171 2.
In English. Color photos of living and pinned butterflies and plant and animal species associated with them. Introduction to the biology of Surinamese butterflies, including 150 species accounts, information on mimicry complexes, history of butterfly research in Suriname, accounts of associated plant families etc.

In French. Many color photos of pinned specimens of moths form French Guiana. Currently not accessible. If someone knows what has happened with this site please let me know!
In French. A site showing part of the collection of French Guianese Arctiidae (moth family) of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France.
In English. Extensive site with names, distributions and lots of photos of both living and pinned specimens of many neotropical butterfly species.
In English. Distribution, biology and color photos of hundreds of Amazonian and Andean butterfly species.
In English, questions in Spanish accepted. Galleries and identification forum for neotropical butterflies. Some maintenance backlog due to time constraints.
In French. Photo album of the French Lepidopterists Society. Several links to galleries of color photos of moths and butterflies of French Guiana, made during expeditions of the Society.
In French. Photo albums and some other info regarding moths and butterflies of French Guiana.
In French. Taxonomically organized photo albums of pinned moths and butterflies of French Guiana, as well as some additional info and in situ photographs of various insects in French Guiana.
In French. Info about the S.E.A.G., as well as species lists and some photo albums regarding several families of moth and butterflies (and other insects) of French Guiana
In French. Gallery of pinned insects. Mostly beetles but also some moths and butterflies. All from French Guiana.
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