Butterfly recording form

Send us your Dorset butterfly sightings

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

1 Your details

A telephone number would be helpful in case of a query. We will not share it with anyone outside the society.


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

2 Date

3 Location

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 2 letters and at least 4 digits acceptable for common species (e.g. SY8084)
  • Grid refs with 2 letters and at least 6 digits required for rare species (e.g. SY805845)

(enter if known, or use map below)

(only if no grid ref)
Don't know the grid reference? Drag the red map marker to your site. Zoom in for extra detail. Maps Help

UK grid references

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Latitude / Longitude


4 Butterfly records

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

Butterfly species Number

Any butterfly species not listed above can be recorded as 'Other' and details added in the 'Comments' box below.


Please provide any additional comments below:

Maximum characters: 150. You have characters left.

When the information above is complete, please click the 'Submit records' button below*:



*By submitting information via this website you are agreeing that it may be collated and disseminated manually or electronically, including via the Internet, for conservation, environmental decision-making, education, research and other public benefit uses in accordance with Butterfly Conservation's data access policy.