Acknowledgments

Regional Coordinators

Our volunteer regional coordinators are central to the BAMONA project. These experts provide valuable quality control for data collection by reviewing each sighting before addition to the database.

Dwayne Badgero
Jeffery Belth
Nathan Brockman
Doug Bruce
John Calhoun
Steve Cary
Mike Chapman
Vitaly Charny
Ken Childs
Eric Cummings
Ken Davenport
Peter DeGennaro
Allan Dlugan
Roger Downer
David Droppers
Jim Durbin
Jim Edsall
Erwin 'Duke' Elsner
Charles Ely
Gerald Fauske
Wayne Fidler
Lula Field
Mike Fisher
Kent Fothergill
Larry Gall
Kim Garwood
Josiah Gilbert
Brooke Gilley
Richard Gillmore
Jackie Grant
Sue Gregoire
Nick Grishin
Chantal Hamel-Kropf
Chuck Harp
Jeffrey Heupel
Corey Husic
Silka Kempema
Will Kerling
Tea Kesting-Handly
Kelsey King
Phillip Koenig
Steve Kohler
Norbert Kondla
Ross Layberry
Harry LeGrand
Curt Lehman
Noel Mac Neil
Kara Markley
Robert Martin
Jason Martineau
Jim Mason
Kent McFarland
Hugh McGuinness
Tom Middagh
Jacqueline Miller
Kelly Mortensen
Steven Mueller
Phil Nott
Paul Opler
Aaron Pan
Ricky Patterson
Harry Pavulaan
Mike Reese
Kelly Richers
Jason Roberts
Dana Ross
Jo Roy
Ron Royer
John Saba
Dennis Schlicht
Richard Smith
James Snyder
Lori Spencer
Steve Spomer
Ryan St. Laurent
Stephen Stedman
James Sterling
Sharon Stichter
Todd Stout
Anthony Thomas
Stewart Tomlinson
John van Dort
Gerald Wegner
David Wright
Anthony Zukoff

Citizen Scientists

Citizen scientists are public participants in scientific research. Listed below are the usernames of citizen scientists registered with this site. If you have contributed sightings via e-mail in the past, you will need to create an account to and let us know so we can match your sightings to your username and add you below. New to the site? Learn how you can get involved.

nppjesse06
Lvbdoxg
sherlynmck
albertomoulton060496
oiuantonie
Krysanthium
auroramoni
lilyelizondo9909
arrongard
carrirhode
Tommiepurce
kzqkurt471
corrinelambie46129
penneyesquivel1523
iolaconeyb
ingridshiv
sairaina8911078
elizakearney105927
juliocroft
delilaneuhaus281
angelmyer496475349
octavio027
josephinehk4
lenao88269
hiltonhens
irwinsims5
luzlabbe52
juana0266465712032
mireya19n
tamekaxe11
kristenmca
kenf214082
huberttan
Pablotrera
KennethNof
charlenezamora
charlottegaither2
michellkit
linowhitney860954932
casie94h7
louellaval
glenlankfo
Stuvgfu
kieranlami
brettlands
lilly13536
milanbarbo

Photographers

The BAMONA project is indebted to the many photographers who share their photographs with us. Many of their names are below, and the numbers in parentheses are the numbers of images each has displayed on the site. Find out how to share your photographs.

Photograph Editors

Volunteer photograph editors assist BAMONA by reviewing shared photographs and publishing selected photographs to the image gallery. These editors donate their time to ensure that the gallery contains high quality species images of dorsal and ventral views, different life stages, and geographically variable features. Thank you, Sara Gardner Blow, Lisa Johnson, Beatrice Laporte, Miles Naberhaus, Gary Spicer and Fran Pope, for your ongoing assistance.

Data Providers

In addition to submissions from citizen scientists and individual lepidopterists, the BAMONA database houses data from a number of collections, including:

  • The Wedge Entomological Collection
  • The Lepidopterists' Society Season Summary Database (ongoing additions)
  • Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Presque Isle State Park (Erie County, Pennsylvania)
  • Vermont Butterfly Survey
  • Connecticut Butterfly Atlas Project
  • Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina Database

Glossary Terms and Life History Information

The following sources are used to develop the glossary and species accounts, with permission from the authors:

  • Covell, C.V., Jr. 2005. A field guide to moths of eastern North America. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA.
  • Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright. 1999. Peterson field guide to western butterflies. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.
  • Powell, J.A. and P.A. Opler. 2009. Moths of western North America. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Note that the text on this site cannot be reproduced without citing these sources.

Infrastructure

The BAMONA project would not exist without hardware, software, security, and infrastructure support provided from the Big Sky Institute (BSI) at Montana State University from 2004-2011.

Contributors to the NPWRC Dataset

In 1995, a team of scientists at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) conceived and developed two sites: Butterflies of the U.S. and Moths of the U.S. These separate sites were inspired by paper atlases created by Paul Opler, Harry Pavulaan, Ray Stanford, and their many cooperators. (More history of the NPWRC projects.) Contributors to the NPWRC sites laid the groundwork for BAMONA.