Data Submission

National Moth Week is working with several organizations to collect moth observation data. We encourage data collection and high quality photographic documentation of moths during National Moth Week for anyone interested in this important endeavor. If you are interested in collecting and submitting data – read about ongoing moth projects below. You can submit your moth observations to as many organizations as you want. You do not have to id the species in order to submit photos.

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Project Noah is an award-winning software platform designed to help people reconnect with the natural world. The technology platform and community of members provide a powerful way for research groups to collect important ecological data. After you join Project Noah (by signing in through an existing online account – Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google or AOL) you will be able to upload ‘spottings’ through the website or on a mobile device.  Submit your moth spottings during NMW to the ‘Moths of the World‘ mission, and you will earn a special Limited-Edition Moth Week patch!

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BAMONA - Butterflies and Moths of North America an ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data.  If you take part in National Moth Week, you can provide your data to us. Take photographs of the moths you find, and come share your sightings with BAMONA. You will need to register for an account, but it is quick and easy to do, and logged in users can track their submissions. Simply take a photograph of a moth, and submit that information to us via our online submission form. Make sure to select “National Moth Week” under the list of Partner Projects. We’ll add the verified records to the database, maps, and checklists, and your data will become part of a growing dataset.

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Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL.org) is a website dedicated to providing global access to knowledge about life on earth. EOL is a collaborative effort among scientists, citizen scientists and the general public to share millions of pages of information  and multimedia about species, including moths! NMW participants can share photos of moths from their events with EOL’s Flickr Group or through one of the NMW partners that are already contributors to EOL (iNaturalist and the Moth Photographers Group).

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iNaturalistiNaturalist is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.  To submit moth observations – go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/national-moth-week, click “Add Observations” in the upper right, fill out the form, and click the “Save observation” button.

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Discover Life’s Moth Pages – We study how moth species respond to weather, pollution, invasive species and other environmental variables.  If you would like to do more than just observe moths, we invite you to monitor species occurrences using digital photography.

Our protocols are described here: http://www.discoverlife.org/sc/201207nmw

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Moth Photographer Group has a new mapping project: Collectors and photographers can aid the mapping project by submitting locality lists for species. Also on MPG website: Submitting Photographs, Moth Barcode of Life Data Systems (submitting for DNA analysis), Lepidoptera Barcode of Life.

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National Moth Week Flickr group -This Flicker group is for moth images, light setups and event pics taken during National Moth Week. Please make sure images of moths are geotagged and properly ID to the best of your ability. Photos shared on the flickr group will not be added to any moth database, so please consider submitting to our partner organizatons as well. Some images maybe chosen or requested to be spotlighted on the NMW blog, if interested please set permissions to Creative Commons or leave a note in the comment section. Copyright will be respected but if its a stellar moth or image expect to be pestered by Admin.

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  The Lepidopterists’ Society – Statement on collecting.

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       BugGuide – Identification, Data & Photograph Submissions.

 

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     What’s that bug? –  The fragility of our planet and the interconnectivity of all life forms continue to be driving forces behind the ecology minded tone promoted at What’s That Bug?

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Nature Share’s new social platform is for people who love the outdoors. In the current Beta version of the product, members can collect their wildlife sightings and outdoor experiences and share them with people all over the world. Nature enthusiasts can share sightings of all kinds of animals and plant species, including birds, butterflies, moths, fish, insects, spiders, mammals, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, seashells, seashore creatures, trees, and wildflowers. Now nature and the outdoors can be shared with a web and mobile community, allowing users to share their experiences wherever they are.

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The Natural History Information System  is a citizen-science project that collects information on all kind of organisms worldwide. Personally registered users can submit data online to distribution, phenology, activity, biotopes, species interactions and many others, whereas anybody can analyze these data with the aid of standardized analysis tools (mainly maps and diagrams). Registered users also can write taxonomical descriptions and upload photos, which may be expanded to scientific articles reviewed by specialists. All information is published under a “creative commons-license” and is freely accessible. Visit NKIS website for more information.

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LepiMapAricanLepLepiMAP is a citizen science project which aims to determine the distribution and conservation priorities of butterflies and moths on the African continent. LepiMAP is building the 21st century distribution maps for Africa’s butterflies and moths. It is a partnership between the Lepidopterists‘ Society of Africa and the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town.  For information how to submit to LepiMap please visit LepiMap - how to submit data page.

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If you are mothing in Africa, please contact Roy Goff, NMW Africa coordinator (roy.goff@hotmail.com).

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4 Responses to Data Submission

  1. Ivan Pancic says:

    Hvala,gde tacno da posaljem moje fotografije snimljene tokom moljac noci,na koju adresu? Pozdrav Ivan

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