Museum Hosts International Lepidopterists
Meeting of the Lepidopterists' Society and the
Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica to be held at the
Denver Museum of Nature & Science July 23-29
DENVER - July 23, 2012 - The Denver Museum of
Nature & Science is honored to host the annual meeting of the
Lepidopterists' Society and the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica from July
23 through July 29. This will be the first-ever combined
conference with both the European and North American societies.
More than 170 scientists, researchers, students, and teachers from
20 different countries will attend the conference to enhance their
professional development, share ideas, strengthen partnerships, and
discover new resources to advance their studies of Lepidoptera-the
large order of insects including moths and butterflies.
Registrants will participate in an assortment of activities from
field trips with local experts throughout the week to symposia
filled with local and international knowledge. A public talk by
noted author and lepidopterist Dr. Robert Michael Pyle is available
to registrants and the public.
"We are thrilled to host this conference and welcome guests from
all over the world to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science,"
said Dr. Frank Krell, the Museum's curator of entomology. "Colorado
is home to a diverse Lepidoptera fauna, so it is fitting that we
gather here for the annual meeting."
For more information about the Lepidopterists Meeting,
Butterflies: The Bright Wings of Summer
Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m., $8 Museum member, $10
nonmember, $8 student
Butterflies just have a way of brightening people's lives. But
how much do you really know about these seemingly ubiquitous
creatures? In this illustrated talk, lepidopterist and writer Dr.
Robert Michael Pyle will immerse you in the lifeways and habitats
of these most beloved of insects. Pyle, a Denver native, will
discuss the ecology, natural history, and conservation of
butterflies, with special reference to the Rockies. Along the way
he will touch on monarch migration, butterfly gardening, and
getting kids outdoors.
For more information and to register,
Charlotte Hurley, 303-370-6407, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org
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