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Help Identify Butterflies and Moths

The Butterflies and Moths of North America’s online database of images and species profiles welcomes help from any enthusiast or curious mind to submit their own observations and photos of the insects. The website doubles as a citizen science project that hopes to catalog all North American species and learn more about where they live and how their populations change over time.

This is a big help to scientists, as there isn’t enough research money to finance all the field work it would take to match the volume of work dedicated citizen scientists can contribute for free. So grab your camera and go discover the butterflies and moths in your area. Share your findings and photos and learn more about these insects on

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