Provincial Partner

What we do

Annual lecture
Butterfly atlas
Moth Atlas
Moth Checklist
Contribute Records
Other Publications
Field trips
Insect counts
Student symposium
Research grant

About the TEA

Rearing Permit
Membership / Donate

About insects

Insects of Ontario
Endangered sp. / Laws
Butterfly Gardening

Contact us

For Ontario Nature

Herp Atlas



Our Major Publications

Ontario Insects– TEA Newsjournal

Ontario Lepidoptera--Annual Seasonal Summaries

Ontario Butterfly Atlas. This is the successor to our hardcover book, The Ontario Butterfly Atlas (1991).

Migrations and Unidirectional Movements of Dragonflies in Northeastern North America (2017) - an e-publication

The Pipevine Swallowtail: Life Cycle and Ecology (2012)

The Butterflies of Waterloo Region (2012)

The Bumble Bees of Algonquin Provincial Park: A Field Guide (2010)

Checklist of the Butterflies of the Toronto Region, 3rd edition, 2007

Checklist of Ontario Odonata, 2010

Ontario Odonata--Annual Seasonal Summaries

Non-TEA Publications About Ontario Butterflies

A free download: Gardening for Butterflies: Attracting, Rescuing and Raising Butterflies by Thelma Beaubien. Published in 2016. 61 pages.

Another free download: "Butterflies of Toronto" is part of the City of Toronto Biodiversity Booklet Series. A number of TEA members were part of the writing team. This 68-page full-colour booklet was released in 2011,and was revised and reprinted in 2015. Stocks may l be available for free distribution in some City of Toronto libraries -- North York Central would be the one possibility. The booklet contains 6 pages on good locations to observe butterflies in Toronto. Other publications in the series are Bees of Toronto and Spiders of Toronto.

The ROM Field Guide to Ontario Butterflies is another key source.

See also a 2001 study on the Bog Elfin produced for the Ontario government (MNRF), which is posted here by MNRF's permission. As noted in an article in our 2016 Ontario Lepidoptera pubication, the distribution of this species is currently under study.

Other TEA Publications

The TEA has at various times issued special purpose-publications. All of these are available for free download below:


Many of the publications listed above are free and can be dowloaded from the website in pdf form. For those which are for sale, contact Chris Rickard or info@ontarioinsects.org