Butterflies and Moths of North America

The Butterflies and Moths of North America (often referred to as BAMONA) is a website run by the Butterfly and Moth Information Network. They offer several services, including a website with species descriptions, maps displaying record locations, and a gallery of photographs. BAMONA also allows users to upload sighting records for both butterflies and moths into a database (users must upload photographs for expert confirmation). Finally, they offer data management services for several partners. Here, we restrict our descriptions to their sightings database and historical databases. We describe partner programs separately.

Monitoring Activity Tracker


Coordinator: Lotts, Kelly
Program Started: 2005
Institution Type: Non-profit Business
Data Availability: Explore data at https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/explore-data. Users can request a data scientist account which will allow them to download datasets.
Species Focus: All butterfly species


Protocol Type: Opportunistic, Sighting
Data Type(s): Presence only
Survey Focus: Adults
Effort Tracking: None
Protocol Notes: Users need to register to upload photos to the site. A network of experts confirm each photograph before data are released into the database.
Taxonomic Standard: Modified Pelham 2013