The first annual Lep Course was held at the SW Research Station from 22- 28 August, 2009.
- Lee Dyer, University of Nevada, Reno
- P. D. Hulce, SW Research Station
- Jim Miller, American Museum of Natural History
- Ray Nagle, University of Arizona
- Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona
- Dick Zweifel, American Museum of Natural History
- Kurt Leuschner, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California.
- Norma Platt, Rochester, New York
- Elizabeth Saunders, Southern Illinois University
- Ann Van Cleave, New Orleans Insect Zoo.
- Renee West, Carlsberg Caverns National Park