The Wolley Dod Award is given annually for the most significant Alberta Lepidoptera discovery of the season.
The 2015 winner of the Wolley Dod Award is Gary Anweiler for his discovery of Speyeria idalia (Drury), a new Alberta record! Gary’s discovery was the only one nominated for 2015.
The 2014 winner of the Wolley Dod Award is Gary Anweiler for his discovery of Autographa precationis (Guenée), a new Alberta record! Gary collected a specimen of this plusiine noctuid in his yard in Edmonton, on 22 September 2014. It is deposited in the UASM. It was previously known from eastern Canada as far west as Saskatchewan (Hooper 1990).