At present, data are the most complete for the families Lymantriidae, Notodontidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Hesperiidae, Lycaenidae, and Riodinidae. The coverage for these families should be considered good. Data on other families are included, but these data are far less complete. Data on all families is being added as funding permits.
Compilation of the Database of Illinois Lepidoptera began in 1988 through the efforts of Dr. Everett D. Cashatt (Illinois State Museum) and Dr. George L. Godfrey (Illinois Natural History Survey). The compilation was funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Non-Game Wildlife Fund.
For further information contact Dr. Everett D. Cashatt, ISM Zoology Section at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The online summary of the Database of Illinois Lepidoptera consists of the following two files: