Data Quality

eButterfly Works Hard To Always Increase Data Quality.

We encourage users to submit complete checklists of all butterflies they can identify. We have a vetting system for all submissions. Each submission is verified by two or more regional and taxonomic experts. If you are interested in lending your expertise to eButterfly as a vetter, contact us. We encourage photo documentation of unusual sightings and collections.

We encourage vouchers of unusual sightings and collections to be submitted to museums with the necessary taxonomic interests and expertise. We are creating online, interactive quizzes to hone your skills. We do not verify what we do not know. Some species are just difficult even in hand, even with molecular evidence. Speciation and hybridization is happening right now in butterflies.

That’s just wicked cool and we embrace the identification challenges these processes create with a smile. We hope you do too.