Butterflies of America – Odd name as the site covers all of North and South America. Lots of good photos.
BIG HINT for using the site: Use your browser find function to search for a particular genus or species. Makes a huge difference! And it works on any site.
More on using the find function here: Using Your Browser’s Find Function
The Moth Photographers Group – Hosted at Mississippi State University, has pictures, distribution maps and adult flight times for just about every moth found in North America. A fantastic resource.
Western Canada Lepidoptera Info:
Norbert Kondla’s Butterfly Pics on flickr – Great pictures, very useful for ID comparisons.
Other Useful, but more local (& Not specifically Alberta) Idenification Sites:
Pacific Northwest Moths – The title explains it, but Alberta shares a number of species.
For die-hard Tortricid ethusiasts, see the interestingly titled page from the Washington State Department of Agriculure.
Various Lepidoptera/Entomolgy Societies and Associations:
Equipment and Supplies:
Atelier Jean Paquet – Quebec based supplier of useful entomolgy stuff.
Bioquip – US Supplier of just about everything entomology related.
Entomoravia – The manufacturer of Austerliz brand insect pins. Excellent pins.
Indigo Instruments – A smaller scientific supplies company based in Waterloo, Ontario. Good prices on Ento-Sphinx brand insect pins (Also excellent pins). A few other tools (forceps, etc) of interest for entomology.
Watkins & Doncaster – British entomology equipment supplier since 1847!