Navigation Links
Internet catches updated butterfly and moth website
Date:3/8/2011

Why should we care about butterflies and moths? Thanks to butterflies, bees, birds, and other animal pollinators, the world's flowering plants are able to reproduce and bear fruit. That very basic capability is at the root of many of the foods we eat. And, not least, pollination adds to the beauty we see around us.

Yet today, there is evidence of alarming pollinator population declines worldwide. Fortunately, science investigators of this crucial issue can use data collected and organized in the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) database to monitor the health of our butterfly and moth population.

Backed by more than 287,000 verified sighting records and 3,239 images that describe 4,638 species, BAMONA is committed to collecting and providing access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths of North America. Dedicated volunteer coordinators, including national and internationally recognized Lepidoptera experts, verify each record. The goal is to fill the needs of scientists and nature observers by bringing verified occurrence and life history data into one accessible location.

To serve its broad range of users even better, BAMONA recently launched its re-tooled website. The site was developed at Montana State University (MSU) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Network.

BAMONA's latest innovations are aimed at improving technologies for both data collection and data dissemination. Users can now submit records which typically include a photograph via the site's new user submission form, replacing an outdated submission process that required multiple e-mails with spreadsheet attachments. As for data dissemination, verified records are now immediately available on the site's home page. New, interactive Google-based maps enable the display of any verified sighting, including Canadian locations. Visitors can now zoom in or out and click on dots pin-pointing sighting locations on interactive maps, and see the details of each sighting record. All these features were not available previously.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ron Sepic
ron_sepic@usgs.gov
703-648-4218
United States Geological Survey
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. CCNY researchers study scientific collaboration in age of internet
2. Arctic fisheries catches 75 times higher than previous reports: UBC research
3. Atomic-level snapshot catches protein motor in action
4. ADA releases updated position paper on nutrition assistance programs for children
5. ADA releases updated position paper on nutrient supplementation
6. ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets
7. ADA releases updated position statement on functional foods
8. Updated formula measures kidney function more accurately
9. Biochemistry of human physiology in health and disease is focus of updated clinical text
10. Chinese-German collaboration yields new species of Large Blue butterfly
11. Artificial butterfly in flight and filmed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2020)... JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... May 29, 2020 ... ... and enabler of digital transformation for enterprises globally, has collaborated with EchoNous Inc. ... the FDA. It can measure systolic heart function, which has been clinically ...
(Date:5/28/2020)... ... May 28, 2020 , ... ... announced a new enzyme solution for adjunct liquefaction: AMYLEX® 6T. The innovative ... ability to expand into new segments with locally-sourced raw materials, improve productivity, ...
(Date:5/25/2020)... ... May 22, 2020 , ... Oxford Nanopore Technologies is in ... SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. , The LamPORE assay is designed ... sample numbers, to very large numbers of samples. Hardware and reagents sit outside ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... The Indoor Lab, a leading provider of ... businesses of all types to ensure cleanliness, distancing and occupancy with its patent pending ... Space™ enabled business will provide a health performance index system that scores all aspects ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 26, 2020 , ... The Security Industry ... its strong opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric ... most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies, incorrectly ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... , ... June 22, 2020 , ... ... offering an Amniosomes special offer. This includes buy three, get the fourth unit ... (888) 568-6909. , Amniotic derived exosomes, known as exosomes, have been a game ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... June 18, 2020 , ... The Vitaspace ... is to join forces to radically prolong life and find a way (medicine or ... period. This project was supported by various scientists from all over the world, doctors, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: