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A Gathering of Lepidopterists at UC Davis

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They are legends. Two of those attending the four-day international Lepidopterists' Society conference held recently at the University of California, Davis, are as celebrated in Lepidoptera circles as the butterflies they study. Robert Michael Pyle, a...

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology  professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of
Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of "Butterflies of North America." In back, Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, chats with Sangmi Lee of Arizona State University. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of "Butterflies of North America." In back, Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, chats with Sangmi Lee of Arizona State University. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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