Submit Butterfly records

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This will give you access to the My Records report which allows you to manage your data.


Please tick all the species you saw and any other information about them.

Please note: if you have had an expert confirm the identification of a record please add their name in the 'Determiner' field. This will help when the record is being verified.

Step 1
{content} Select a species first
SpeciesPresentAbundanceDeterminerStage (Butterfly)CertaintyCommentAdd photos
Aglais io - Peacock Add images
Aglais urticae - Small Tortoiseshell Add images
Anthocharis cardamines - Orange-tip Add images
Aphantopus hyperantus - Ringlet Add images
Argynnis paphia - Silver-washed Fritillary Add images
Boloria euphrosyne - Pearl-bordered Fritillary Add images
Callophrys rubi - Green Hairstreak Add images
Celastrina argiolus - Holly Blue Add images
Coenonympha pamphilus - Small Heath Add images
Coenonympha tullia - Large Heath Add images
Colias croceus - Clouded Yellow Add images
Cupido minimus - Small Blue Add images
Erynnis tages - Dingy Skipper Add images
Euphydryas aurinia - Marsh Fritillary Add images
Favonius quercus - Purple Hairstreak Add images
Gonepteryx rhamni - Brimstone Add images
Hipparchia semele - Grayling Add images
Lasiommata megera - Wall Add images
Leptidea juvernica - Cryptic Wood White Add images
Leptidea sinapis - Wood White Add images
Lycaena phlaeas - Small Copper Add images
Maniola jurtina - Meadow Brown Add images
Pararge aegeria - Speckled Wood Add images
Pieris brassicae - Large White Add images
Pieris napi - Green-veined White Add images
Pieris rapae - Small White Add images
Polygonia c-album - Comma Add images
Polyommatus icarus - Common Blue Add images
Pyronia tithonus - Gatekeeper Add images
Thecla betulae - Brown Hairstreak Add images
Thymelicus lineola - Essex Skipper Add images
Thymelicus sylvestris - Small Skipper Add images
Vanessa atalanta - Red Admiral Add images
Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady Add images


Your details (please note: this information will be used for record verification purposes only by NIEA and CEDaR staff).
Your contact details
Any additional recorder(s) names.
Date of your sighting.
Please provide the spatial reference of the record

By clicking on the map the spatial reference will autofill. The more you zoom in, the more accurate the grid reference.


For example the nearest town, village, park, nature reserve etc.
Please do not enter a postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.

Notes about using the map:
  • use the + sign on the right hand side of the map to change the base mapping used from Google to OpenStreetMap.
  • To create an accurate and useful record, use your mouse to drag the area of interest to the centre of the map window and use the zoombar on the left hand side to zoom in tight to the area where you made the sighting. When you have zoomed in, click on the location - this will autofill the Spatial Reference box above.