Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Acknowledgments

The Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project is indebted to thousands of individual citizen scientists who participate in data collection and review. Nearly all of the sighting data and photographs available on the BAMONA website are submitted by volunteers who take the time to share and document their sightings. Volunteer regional coordinators are responsible for data quality control and general scientific oversight, and many coordinators put in hundreds of hours of volunteer time each year. Kelly Lotts and Thomas Naberhaus develop the database and website, coordinate data compilation, develop policies, answer questions from users, and facilitate the work of the coordinators.

Our volunteer regional coordinators are central to the BAMONA project. These experts provide valuable quality control for data collection by reviewing each submitted sighting before it is published in the database. We can always use more help! Find out how you can become a coordinator.

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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
  • USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center county records dataset (contributors)
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.