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About WERF

The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Inc. (WERF) was founded to promote publications and disseminate information primarily regarding moths of North America. Its flagship publication is the Moths of North America (MONA) series.

For an overview of WERF and the Foundation's position on the Biodiversity Crisis, please read the following articles published in the News of the Lepidopterists' Society:

     An overview of the Wedge Entomological Research Foundation

     The Foundation's position on the Biodiversity Crisis, Charitable Giving, and Estate Gifting


Foundation of WERF

The following links contain information about the WERF and its founder, Richard Dominick:

     Richard Dominick's biography by Oliver Dominick

     Origins of the Foundation

     About Richard B. Dominick

     Photographic history of Curwen Press (London) and the Wedge Plantation from 1969-1970

     About Ronald W. Hodges


Style Guide for Publications

A style guide is available for persons authoring a MONA fascicle:

     Style Guide for MONA Authors (MS Word document)


WERF's Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, Harassment, and Safety

The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation (WERF) values diversity within our organization. We welcome into our organization and encourage the participation of all individuals who are interested in Lepidoptera regardless of age; gender; gender identity; sexual orientation; race; ethnicity; cultural background; nationality; religion; physical or mental ability; professional status; opinions on collecting, observing, and photographing; and all other characteristics and activities that make our members unique.

WERF does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment; non-sexual harassment; bullying; intimidation; violence; threats of violence; retaliation; or other disruptive behavior. WERF may take any action it deems appropriate in dealing with a member who engages in harassing behavior, ranging from a simple warning to expulsion from the organization.


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