Butterfly Recording Form

Use the form below to record your sightings for a given site on one date. When you're done, please click the 'Submit Record' button.

If you experience any problems please contact support@dorsetbutterflies.com.

1. Basic Information

If you could give us your telephone number in case of a query that would be helpful. We will not share it with anyone outside the society.

Recorder (your name): (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (optional)
Date of Sightings:

« Tick this box if you will also be submitting these records via any other recording scheme.

2. Site Information

Please enter EITHER a valid grid reference (use the map below) OR a full postcode for the place of the sighting(s).

Grid refs with two letters and at least four digits acceptable for common species (e.g. SY8084). Two letters and at least six digits required for rare species (e.g. SY805845).

Site Name:
Nearest Town/Village: (required)
Grid Reference:
(enter by hand or select map centre)
Full Postcode of Site: (only if no grid ref)

If you don't know the grid reference use the map below to drag & drop the 'pin' to the correct location.

UK Grid References
10m square
100m square
1km square
2km square
10km square
Latitude / Longitude

3. Species Records

Please specify a record for each species. Use the drop-down boxes provided.

Butterfly Species Stage Number Seen Butterfly Species Stage Number Seen

Any butterfly species not listed can be recorded as 'Other' and details added in the 'Comments' box below.  Please report moth species to www.dorsetmothgroup.info


Please provide any additional comments below:

(Maximum characters: 150). You have characters left.

Once the information above is complete, please click the 'Submit Record' button below:



Acknowledgements: Mapping tool created by Keith Balmer, as used on the Bedfordshire Natural History Society website.