Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Site maintenance

We have completed maintenance on the Butterflies and Moths of North America sighting submission form. This maintenance was completed on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:15 ET. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience!

Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund accepting applications for Fall 2018 Seed a Legacy Program

The Fund currently has an online application period open for its Fall 2018 Seed A Legacy program. This program offers free pollinator seed mixtures for projects in an 11-state region. Applications are open for private, public and corporate lands that are a minimum of 2.0 acres in size or larger. The Fall 2018 program application period is open until August 31 with an online application process.

The Pollinator Partnership seeks a Monarch Habitat Coordinator

The Pollinator Partnership is looking to hire a motivated and detail-oriented Monarch Habitat Coordinator for the Eastern Broadleaf Forest Region. The Monarch Habitat Coordinator will provide programmatic support for Monarch Wings Across Eastern Broadleaf Forest, a collaborative monarch habitat initiative with numerous partners across a 5 state region.

MWAEBF is a multi-component project to address the alarming decline in monarchs and the fragmentation of the annual migration through seed collection, technical training, and long-term habitat establishment.

Dakota skippers reintroduced to a Minnesota prairie

In late June and early July 2017, about 200 adult Dakota skippers were released on The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Hole-in-the-Mountain Preserve in an attempt to reestablish a population on this site.

The Nature Conservancy recently released a video and a blog post describing the release and the science supporting the reintroduction.

Check out our new feature for reporting misidentifications

We have streamlined the process for reporting suspected misidentified sightings. On each sighting record page, logged in users will see an option to flag the sighting as misidentified. A justification must be provided to support the claim, and an automatic email alert will be sent to the coordinator.

Please use care when flagging misidentified sightings.

If you wish to support additional new features on this site, please consider making a donation.

It is National Moth Week July 22-30, 2017!

If you missed it in past years, plan to get involved this year!

Getting involved is easy: attend a National Moth Night event, start an event, join friends and neighbors to check porch lights from time to time, set up a light and see what is in your own backyard, or read literature about moths, etc. Visit the National Moth Week website for more information, or learn how to register.

If you take part in National Moth Week, you can provide your data to us. Take photographs of the moths you find, and come share your sightings with BAMONA. You will need to register for an account, but it is quick and easy to do, and logged in users can track their submissions. Simply take a photograph of a moth, and submit that information to us via our online submission form. Make sure to select "National Moth Week" under the list of Partner Projects.

We'll add the verified records to the database, maps, and checklists, and your data will become part of a growing dataset. To see the records that have been verified so far, visit the National Moth Week Data Explorer.