Welcome to my website

I upload many of my observations to iNaturalist. My user name on iNaturalist is smwhite. You can see my life list there at: https://www.inaturalist.org/lists/118349-smwhites-Life-List

Also, I upload butterfly checklists to the eButterfly website (www.e-butterfly.org), and you can find many of my checklists there.

This website is a photo gallery dedicated to our area's amazing winged insects. I am an amateur naturalist who photographs insects and maintains this website as a labor of love. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken in the Greater Dayton/ Southwest Ohio region. There are over 70 species of butterflies on this website, over 90 species of dragonflies and damselflies, and over 450 species of moths. Click on the links below or at the top of the page to see the photo galleries.

Thank you for visiting! 

This website was last updated in February 2021. I work on my website during the winter, between insect seasons, when I have plenty of free time on my hands. I am usually too busy during insect season to update this website. But I will return next winter--hopefully with lots of good finds from the 2021 season!