Butterfly and Day-flying Moth Recording Form

Do you have a 'Gatekeeper' account?

You don't need to have a Gatekeeper account to submit your butterfly and day-flying moth records, you can go right ahead and submit your sightings using the recording form below.

However... with a Gatekeeper account, all records you submit while you are logged in to Gatekeeper will be available in your Gatekeeper page. You can edit and delete records that are awaiting verification and view all of your verified records in one place. Even better... you won't need to enter your name and email address each time you submit a record either! Plus, you will also have access to additional features and resources as we develop them.

Please avoid including the word 'Garden' in your location name when submitting a garden record.

Grid Reference

Instructions: Click and drag the red marker to your sighting location to generate a six figure (100m2) grid reference which will appear just below the map above. Use the + (plus) and - (minus) buttons to zoom in and out. Zoom in to see the selected (100m2) grid square. Then enter the grid reference generated in to the 'Six figure OS Grid Reference' field below.

Note: Please ensure your sighting location is within the green square where the red marker is located. You may need to zoom in to see the 100m grid square.

Format must be e.g. SP123456, no spaces
TIP! Use Grid Reference Finder above


Please enter the number of adult butterflies observed.

Family Hesperiidae (The Skippers)

Family Pieridae (The Whites and Sulphurs)

Family Nymphalidae (The Brushfoots)

Family Lycaenidae (The Coppers and Hairstreaks)

Day-flying Moths

Please enter the number of adult day-flying moths observed. If the species seen is not listed here, please use the 'additional notes' field below.

Clearwing Moths

Please enter the number of adult clearwing moths observed. If the species seen is not listed here, please use the 'additional notes' field below.

Other Lifestages

Please select the species and lifestage observed and enter a count value if appropriate.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law requires Butterfly Conservation to explicitly request confirmation that you are happy for the information you submit in the form below to be held by Butterfly Conservation and partner organisations listed on this page. Any personal information such as your name, email address and location provided in this form will be used solely for the purpose of recording your butterfly and moth sightings or to contact you in regard to this data if we require further details about your sighting to help facilitate verification.

By submitting this data, you confirm that you agree to the above statement. We regret that we are unable to accept sightings submissions without GDPR consent.