CATE project

Creating a Taxonomic e-Science (CATE) is a project to test the feasibility of creating a web-based, consensus taxonomy.

CATE provides comprehensive information about hawkmoths including:

  • photos to enable identification¬†
  • diagnoses for many species and subspecies¬†
  • distribution maps

Hawkmoths are the first model animal group used in CATE, but there are plans to expand to other groups of organisms in the future.

This is a joint project with the University of Oxford and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, funded by the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council.

CATE project