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Butterflies and Moths of North America

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

is run by the

Butterfly and Moth Information Network

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Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is a user-friendly web site and database that shares butterfly and moth species information with the public via dynamic maps, checklists, and species pages. BAMONA data are updated regularly and come from a variety of sources, including citizen scientists. Individuals can get involved by documenting butterflies and moths in their neighborhoods and submitting photographs for review. Collaborating lepidopterists serve as coordinators and oversee quality control. Submitted data are verified, added to the database, and then made available through the web site.


Open the Butterflies and Moths of North America website



Topic - Lepidoptera, butterflies, moths

Audience - natural resource managers, K-12, teachers, parents

Location - North America, United States, Canada, Mexico

Goals - education, research



Kelly Lotts, Project Coordinator  email Kelly

Thomas Naberhaus, Technical Coordinator

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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