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.






Many thanks go to Keith Balmer for sharing the code for this mapping tool originally used on the Bedfordshire Natural History Society web site. The javascript in this application is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2.




Instructions: Click and drag the red marker to your sighting location to generate a six figure (100m2) grid reference. 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. Please ensure your sighting location is within the green square where the red marker is located when you zoom in.




Adult Butterfly Sightings.

Please enter the number of adult butterflies observed.

Please enter the number of adult butterflies observed.

Please enter the number of adult butterflies observed.

Please enter the number of adult butterflies observed.


Adult Day-flying Moth Sightings.

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.


Adult clearwing Moth Sightings.

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. The personal information (your name, email address and postal address) provided 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.