The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, is a brightly colored Butterfly, and is found in the extreme southern portions of the United States. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, is a medium-sized Butterfly, with elongated wings. The upper portions of the wings, is bright orange with black markings. The underside of the wings, are brown with elongated silver-white spots. The Pupa is a mottled brown color, and it resembles a dead leaf. The adults overwinter. The host plants of it's caterpillar, is: purple passionflower, corky stem passionflower, yellow passionflower, and several other passionflower vines. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, is a member of the Brush-Footed Butterfly family. They are fast fliers. The adult Butterfly, and it's Caterpillar, are poisonous to predators. It's identifying colors are: orange, white, black, brown, and silver. It's wingspan is: 2.4 inches, to, 3.7 inches......
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.