Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica (also known as SEL) is the European society for the study of moths and butterflies and for the conservation of these particular insects and their natural habitats. The society was founded in 1976 with the objective of endorse collaboration among the lepidopterists of Europe, Western Asia and North Africa, and of promoting conservation of Lepidoptera and their locality. The society today has in excess of 600 members.
The membership of the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica comprises a big proportion of the active European professional researchers in the fields of Lepidoptera systematics, diagnosis, behaviour, faunistics, biogeography, biodiversity, ecology andconservation biology. It similarly comprises a huge proportion of the European ‘amateur specialists’, whose contributions to the knowledge about this group of insects moveahead to be of paramount importance. For many SEL members Lepidoptera collecting is a major interest, and the society has a shining stand on this issue.
The Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica promotes innovation in lepidopterology and dissemination of the findings therefrom firstly through the arrangement of the biennial European Congresses of Lepidopterology and around the publication of the scientific journalNota lepidopterologica. A newsletter, News — Nouvelles — Nachrichten, assist the communication within the societyRead More»