Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Good Website for Regional Lists of Butterflies and Moths and Using DownloadThemAll for getting the Items on the List

I find this site http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org to be excellent for identifying moths and butterflies in my area. I like the way you can specify a region in the US down to the state and county as shown below.

What would be fantastic would be to have a pdf of all the species pages for the region entered. I am working on this. The first thought is to use a tool like DownLoadThemAll for Firefox to select and download all the species pages. The images below show how this can be accomplished.

Unfortunately, with the page downloads, you get a lot of extra stuff that you don't really need as shown below.

You can edit the HTML source to clean up the page resulting in page shown below which is much cleaner. 

It would take quite awhile to edit each file individually. It would be great to find a way to automate this. Any ideas would be appreciated.