Get Involved with BAMONA

Submit your sightings

Help us improve this resource by submitting your sightings to the BAMONA database. We welcome submissions from citizen scientists, and no experience or species knowledge is needed. Simply take a photograph of a butterfly or moth, and submit that information to us via our online submission form. You will need to register for an account, but it is quick and easy to do, and logged in users can track their submissions. See our privacy policy for more information. If your sighting submission photograph is a high quality image, consider sharing your photograph for use in the BAMONA image galleries.

Share your photographs

Do you have a clear, high quality close-up photograph of a butterfly, moth, caterpillar, egg, or pupa? We welcome photographs from amateurs and professionals alike. Shared photographs are displayed in the main image gallery, on the recent photographs page, on species profiles, and other featured locations. Learn more about how to submit photographs for use on the web site.

NOTE: If you know when and where your photographs were taken, you can help our data collection project if you first submit your images as sightings! See "Submit your sightings" on this page for details.

Share your expertise

We need individuals who are willing to review records submitted for Central America, western U.S. states, some Canadian provinces, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, and some Mexican states (see all available positions). We also need collaborators who can help with caterpillar identification, and we are seeking individuals to help keep our taxonomy up to date. If you have training or a strong background in identification or taxonomy, please contact us and tell us how you would like to help.

Share your time

We often have tasks that can be completed by volunteers who have little training or experience as lepidopterists. Contact us to have your name added to the list of "on call" volunteers, and tell us a little about what type of volunteer work you would like to do.