Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera


Mobile-friendly BAMONA website is coming

We are continuing our furious development pace as we work on the next version of the BAMONA website and underlying database. This enormous endeavor involves thousands of hours of unpaid work. The result will be an entirely responsive version of the BAMONA website, including the sighting submission and review process. We look forward to unveiling the new system and introducing users to new features.

Because two of us handle all of the development work on top of other project duties, communications via email have been slow. Sorry for the inconvenience! We are focusing on getting the system ready for a stable launch, and then we will dig out of emails.

If you like what we do and want to show your thanks, please consider making a contribution to our PayPal account: https://www.paypal.me/BAMONA.

Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont

With cooler temps approaching this Fall, it’s a great time to get outside and hike a trail. And if you live in the Piedmont of the Carolinas or Georgia, there is a new field guide that can help you identify common organisms you may see as you hike. The Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont is a picture-based identification guide to over 700 Piedmont species. It includes common animals, plants, fungi, animal tracks, skulls and bones, rocks, minerals, nature sounds, and even slime molds. The field guide is a free eBook intended to help the general public easily identify and learn about common organisms. The picture for most species is hyperlinked to a reputable website with natural history information. The field guide can be downloaded for free to any electronic device from www.uscupstate.edu/fieldguide.

Maps on the BAMONA site

We are working on a new version of the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) website and underlying database, with plans for a 2016 release. The site will be responsive (mobile-friendly) and have other improvements.

Due to limitations of the existing technology, we recently had to replace the Google map base layer with a layer from Open Street Map. When the new BAMONA site is launched, we will be able offer better maps again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lepidopterists' Society 2015 Meeting June 28 - August 2

The Department of Entomology, Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC) and Conferences at Purdue University invite you to attend the 64th Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists' Society. Please mark your calendars for this meeting, which will be held at Purdue University in the Stewart Center in West Lafayette, Indiana, July 28 - August 2, 2015.

This promises to be an excellent meeting, with numerous field trips, access to important collections (PERC and INHS), a robust scientific program, and plenty of opportunities to reunite with old friends and make new ones! Please visit the 2015 LepSoc website for more information and to register for the meeting: http://www.entm.purdue.edu/perc/lepsoc2015.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Zaspel (jzaspel@purdue.edu) for any questions about the 2015 LepSoc Meeting.