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What are the difference between species, observations, and checklists?
In eButterfly, species are individual taxonomic units. In general, they are reproductively isolated from other butterflies, although not always. Our species...
Tue, 26 May, 2020 at 7:48 AM
Can I download and use eButterfly data?
Not yet, but we are working on a download feature. It should be available soon.
Fri, 8 May, 2020 at 12:07 PM
Why do I report both time and distance?
Information about how much time you spent watching, photographing or collecting butterflies and how far you traveled will help us determine the relative abu...
Fri, 8 May, 2020 at 12:06 PM
Why should we monitor butterflies?
This charismatic and well-known group is an excellent entry point for enjoying nature, exploring science and learning about conservation and agriculture. Bu...
Fri, 8 May, 2020 at 12:06 PM
What if I am not certain of a butterfly identity and have a photo? Can someone ID it?
Yes, of course! Please upload your photo as an Unknown Species on your checklist (scroll to the bottom of the checklist page to find Unknown Species). A reg...
Fri, 8 May, 2020 at 12:05 PM
What do I do when I forget my login or password information?
Please go to http://www.e-butterfly.org/users/forgetpassword. You will receive a temporary password in your email. If that doesn't work, feel free to c...
Fri, 8 May, 2020 at 12:04 PM
How do you tell the difference between butterflies and moths?
Butterflies and moths are close relatives so sometimes it can be tricky. Here are a few ways to sometimes not always distinguish between them: Butterfli...
Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 at 10:05 AM
What are the favorite butterflies of the eButterfly Team?
What are the favorite butterflies of the eButterfly Team? Max prefers a nice photograph of Giant Swallowtails. Katy has a penchant for Regal Fritillaries c...
Thu, 17 Jan, 2019 at 2:37 PM
Net Benefits
It isn't for everyone, but the careful use of butterfly nets when making identifications and studying butterflies in the wild can be important for moni...
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 6:14 PM