The info and pictures for the butterflies are from Dennis Schlicht and most of the data was used in his book "Butterflies of Iowa". Dennis and the University of Iowa have given me permission to use the information on the website.
Pictures have the owner's name in the caption unless they are mine. I have tried to make sure the name of the person who collected the specimen is shown in the "Collected by" field. This only applies to the family and species pictures. Specimen photos should be assumed to be the collector's.
I have added butterfly records from BAMONA, the Lepidopterist's Society and some individuals who have supplied their sightings to me. If you see dates like 1/1/1950, these are records from the old USGS site which is now BAMONA. I think the reason for the dates is that the earliest date the program used was the 1950 date. I have tried to make sure the name of the person who collected the specimen is shown in the "Collected by" field.
If the location for the sighting is to a county level, I have tried to place the GPS coordinates in the center of the county. Many of these are from old records that showed only county or are from people that we were not able to contact or unable to figure out the location.