U.S. Websites

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
BAMONA is a user-friendly web site and database that shares butterfly and moth species information with the public via dynamic maps, checklists, and species pages. BAMONA data are updated regularly and come from a variety of sources, including citizen scientists. Individuals can get involved by documenting butterflies and moths in their neighborhoods and submitting photographs for review. Collaborating lepidopterists serve as coordinators and oversee quality control. Submitted data are verified, added to the database, and then made available through the web site.

North American Butterfly Association
The NABA is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 to educate the public about the joys of non-consumptive, recreational butterflying including listing, gardening, observation, photography, rearing, and conservation.

Monarch Watch is a network where school children help raise, tag, and follow the migrations of the Monarch butterfly from North America to Mexico and California every fall. Their goals are to further science education, particularly in primary and secondary school systems, to promote conservation of monarch butterflies, and to involve thousands of students and adults in a cooperative study of the monarch's fall migration. (The University of Kansas Department of Entomology)

The Science Spot: Adopt an Insect Program
The Adopt-An-Insect Project was developed to explore the world of insects at Havana Junior High School. The project pages includes procedures, objectives, lesson plans, and an assortment of links.

Electronic Resources on Lepidoptera provides extensive list of butterfly and moth resources available on the Internet.

There are now 20 or more butterfly houses and insect zoos in North America and many of them have their own home pages on the Web. A few excellent places are Butterfly World near Fort Lauderdale, Florida and The Butterfly Pavilion near Denver, Colorado.

U.S. Endangered Species List at the Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Butterfly World's Bring Back the Butterflies campaign is a North American effort to help people bring large numbers of butterflies back to our landscape. It is a call for people across the Continental United States and Canada to build a small garden in an effort to reverse the ongoing destruction of butterfly habitat in their local area.

Visit Insect Lore to find insect information, educational materials, and the Insect Lore Store where you can purchase butterfly garden kits and other butterfly-related games, toys, and activities.

Gordon's Lepidoptera pages at The Wonderful World of Insects has a nice collection of collateral sites, scanned images, and links to many other butterfly and moth Web sites.

Bill's Lepidoptera Photos show photographs by William Hark, M.D. Most photos were taken in Virginia, others in Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

Butterfly Pictures by Philip Greenspun has breathtaking photographs taken at Butterfly World in Pompano Beach, Florida and in Costa Rica.

Index of Monarch Butterfly Photographs - shows excellent photographs of all stages of the monarch butterfly life cycle.

Raising Monarchs - A dad's story of raising monarchs with his son.

The Lepidopterists' Society Outernet Project - Kids can learn more about participating in local field trips and getting a discount on a butterfly collecting kit.

International Websites

Lepidopterists' Society, the Web site of the international society devoted to the study and appreciation of the insect order Lepidoptera--the moths and butterflies. Both amateur and professional entomologists are invited to utilize these WWW pages and to join the Society. The site includes valuable frequently asked questions page.

Fjarilshuset. Welcome to Fjarilshuset, the butterfly house, bird house and botanical gardens in Stockholm. The Royal Hagapark is full of interesting attractions and is one of the world's most historical parks in Sweden.

Schmetterlinghaus. This butterfly house contains hundreds of live free-flying tropical butterflies enjoying a full and natural life in a real tropical environment in center of Vienna, Austria.

The Butterflies of Catalonia «Catalunya està situada al Sud d'Europa i al NE de la península Iberica.» Catalonia is situated in the south of Europe and at the northeast (part of) the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal). (Actually it is in the northeast of Spain around Barcelona: Catalonia and France meet to encapsulate the tiny country of Andorra, whose butterflies are also represented at this Web site). The pages include a virtual tour of the museum, the natural history of many butterflies of this area, and some unique "flight charts." Some of this site is in Spanish, but much is in English. A "fun" read.

Butterflies in Shetland (Shetland Islands). Includes really very nice images of their butterflies, taken mostly with the butterflies upon their associated food flowers.

Costa Rica Entomological Supply (formerly The Butterfly Farm). The Butterfly Farm is the first butterfly exhibit in Latin America and is a leading attraction in Costa Rica. Visitors are treated to a two hour guided tour. Topics discussed include: the anatomy and physiology of a butterfly in its different stages, predators, defense mechanisms, host plant relationships, host plant defense mechanisms, and many aspects of the farm's operations. There is a free screen saver available on the Farm's web site.

Irish Butterflies provides a guide to the species that are present, and includes an overview of butterfly farms in Ireland.

The Association for Tropical Lepidoptera is a non-profit organization that publishes two full-color scientific journals on Lepidoptera. This page has useful links to related web sites, museums, universities, societies, and book publishers.

Mundo Butterfly is an excellent educational site from Argentina. Packed with labeled diagrams, extensive species guides, and photographs, this Spanish-language site is a must visit.