Branch Butterfly Recording

Butterfly Identification


Identification and suggested sites guides for Lothian and Borders and also Tayside and Fife have been created and can be downloaded from these links of images.

If you have seen a butterfly and have a picture to share or for identification help then please register youself and post it on our Butterfly Sightings forum.

Butterfly Records

Butterfly records should be sent in as soon as possible, so that we can update our database. Every record counts, even the more common species as they can be valuable indicators of change. The preferred method is by sending in the Butterfly Casual Record Sheet. However, if you have only recorded one or two butterflies they can be submitted directly from this page or, if you don't have access to Microsoft Excel for the spreadsheet using a document which can be emailed or posted.

Getting involved in Butterfly Surveys is particularly valuable.  Please take a look at the Surveys page on this site.

If possible, please include information about:

  • the species
  • numbers seen
  • stage (eg adult, egg, caterpillar, pupa)
  • description of site or locality, if possible using Ordnance Survey map reference
  • description of habitat type
  • date
  • your name, email and postal address.

Butterfly Casual Record Sheet

If you are a regular recorder in  East Scotland (including the Lothians, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire) then please use this submission form for your records:

Butterfly Record Sheet
Click a link below - you will be prompted for a location where you wish to save the file.
Butterfly Casual Record Sheet (XLS) 57KB

Please send your spreadsheet of records to the Recorder for the Branch Area as shown in the table at the bottom of this page.

Individual Records

If you don't regularly see butterflies or are a visitor to the area and you'd like to send in a record then please complete the form below and then click on the "Send these records" button.

Basic Information

Your name*

  Save name and address details

Your email address*

 

Your postal address

 

Site Information

Observation date*

 

Site/location*

 

Observation area*

 

Grid Reference

 

Habitat description**

 

Comments

 

Species records

 

Species name*

 

Number(s) seen*

 

Stage

 

*Required fields

By submitting this form I give Butterfly Conservation (BC) permission to use and incorporate the information into data collations, and to make copies of these available to others by a variety of means to further the conservation of butterflies in accordance with BC’s published policies. I waive my right to be identified as the author of this information & to object to the manner in which it is used.
I agree that BC may use my personal details in association with these records and in accordance with their privacy policy.

 
 

Butterfly Record Document

If you don't have access to Microsoft Excel then please download and use the following document:

Butterfly Record Sheet
Click a link below - you will be prompted for a location where you wish to save the file.
Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) 69KB
Microsoft Word format (DOC) 130KB
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Please send your butterfly records for the respective branch area to the recorder shown in the table below.  To see the whole email address click on the partially concealed address and enter the captcha image's code.  In case problems please use the website feedback form to request the address.

Branch area

Recorder

email

Telephone

Postal address

Aberdeenshire , including City of Aberdeen  North East Scotland Biological Records Centre (contact is Glenn Roberts)

Reveal email address

01224 664164 NESBReC, Specialist Services Team, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Angus and Perthshire Glyn Edwards

Reveal email address

01259 752094 2 Park Avenue, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire FK13 6BW
Fife and Clackmannanshire Duncan Davidson

Reveal email address

01383  730446 140 Pitcorthie Drive, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8BJ
Lothians and Falkirk Simon Metcalfe

Reveal email address

07715 420867 1F2, 3 Craighouse Park, Edinburgh, EH10 5LB
Borders Iain Cowe

Reveal email address

01890 818314
07775 747838
6 Lammerview, Chirnside, Berwickshire TD11 3UW
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