Zebra Longwing Butterflies, are medium-sized Butterflies, with elongated wings. The upper surface of the wings is black, with several, bold, narrow pale yellow stripes. The adults, have a slow relaxed flight. The adults also feed on pollen. At night, they form large communal roosts. The adults have long black antennae. Adults, can be found in the southern United States, from Texas to Florida. The adult Zebra Longwing Butterfly, and it's caterpillar, are poisonous to predators. All the adults, have a zebra-like pattern, on the tops and bottoms of there wings. It is a member, of the Brush-Footed Butterfly family. The main colors are, black, white, and yellow. The wingspan is: two and three fourths inches, to, four inches. The adults can live up to four months.....
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.