One of the most informative works is the following comprehensive
bibliography. It includes references for butterflies recorded south of US
border, i.e. from Mexico to Patagonia. It does not include references for
butterflies known only from Canada and USA. It can be searched for a species or subspecies name to find the original description. The link below is to a PDF file. We plan to convert it to HMTL format
Gerardo Lamas 2013. An Annotated Bibliography of the Neotropical Butterflies and Skippers (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) Revised Electronic Edition
(HUGE FILE: 9 megabyte download size)
If you find errors or omissions in this bibliography, please let Dr. Lamas know. PDFs of omitted papers would be very helpful for their inclusion in future versions.
Butterflies of Canada and USA
The following is a bibliography from
the "Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada" (print: 2008,
It is being updated and a more comprehensive version will be posted
Jonathan P. Pelham 2008. Systematic bibliography of the butterflies of the United States and Canada
(LARGE FILE: 1.3 megabyte download size)
Butterflies of Mexico
This is a partial bibliography on Mexican butterflies, primarily by
Mexican authors. Other works are listed if contents are exclusively related (or
nearly so) to Mexican butterflies.
Andrew D. Warren [2005, unpublished]. Preliminary list of literature related to Mexican butterflies. Listado preliminar de la literatura sobre mariposas mexicanas
Heritage of William Henry Edwards
These files summarize contributions of W. H. Edwards to our knowledge of Butterflies.
compiled by Joseph Belicek, last updated 8 Jan. 2013. Lepidoptera Taxa described by William Henry Edwards