Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera


At Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA), we are proud to share our awards with you.
Thank you to all of our volunteer coordinators and submitters for your enduring support of this project.

MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2011

BAMONA was one of 25 web sites to be recognized by MARS in 2011 as an outstanding site for reference information.

Other recipients include Google's Translator, WikiLeaks, The ICUN Red List of Threatened Species, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, and the Public Library of Science (PLOS). It is an honor to be in the company of these giants!

MARS is the "MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference" section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. See the full list of MARS Best of Free Reference Web Sites of 2011.


American Library Association's 2012 Great Websites for Kids

During the Great Web Sites Fall 2012 selection process, BAMONA was one of nine sites selected as a Great Web Sites for Kids addition. See the selection critera.

Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered the best web sites for ages birth to 14, outstanding in both content and conception. As applied to web sites for young people, "great" should be thought to include sites of especially commendable quality and sites that reflect and encourage young people's interests in exemplary ways.

Browse the full list of Great Websites for Kids.