The Harlequin ladybug, also known as the Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) is found throughout the world. When you see one of these tiny insects, report it online to help study the variation in the number of spots.
Have you ever watched moths flitting around your porch light at night? With Mothing, youcando more than just watch; youcan take pictures and help identify moths from around the world. The project also offers teaching materials for educators.
If you‘re lucky enough to see a swarm of dragonflies, it’s definitely an experience you‘ll want to share with others. By reporting information on the size, location, and behavior of dragonfly swarms you see, youcancontribute to our understanding of these beautiful insects.
Scientists want to know what kinds of ants live in urban settings, and they need your help to do it! Make your own ant collecting kit and mail in the ants you find to be identified. You might even discover an entirely new species!
If you‘ve been saving up for a vacation, consider putting that hard-earned money towards a trip to Costa Rica, where your help is needed to share observations about caterpillars and their parasitoids. The data you collect will be used to study how climate change is affecting biodiversity in the tropics.