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Butterflies and Moths of North America

The Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project is ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada. The project is hosted by the Butterfly and Moth Information Network and is directed by Kelly Lotts and Thomas Naberhaus. In 1995, a team of scientists at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) conceived and developed two sites: Butterflies of the U.S. and Moths of the U.S. The mission, in part, of Northern Prairie's Grassland Ecosystem Initiative was to work with others to assess the biotic resources of the Great Plains, to facilitate information sharing among agencies, organizations, and individuals, and to synthesize that information. The BAMONA project is based upon work previously supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program from 2004-2011.

Project URL: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/

Geographic Scope: Continent of North America from Panama to Canada

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Geolocation, Identification, Learning, Observation, Photography, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 1995

Project Contact: butterflies.moths@gmail.com

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Jamestown College, Montana State University, Butterfly and Moth Information Network

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Pollinators/insects,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,