The Kawahara Lab was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from NSF to study the evolution of all 18,000 butterfly species! This project, ButterflyNet, will produce a set of online tools and databases for comparative studies. The online dashboard will be an extension of the Map of Life smartphone app and website that is being developed by collaborator, Rob Guralnick and colleagues, which which will serve as a butterfly guide for any locality in the world. We hope to involve the public by encouraging everyone to collect butterflies. Read a full Press Release on the grant on the FLMNH website.