Saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
1982 - 2022
Submitting Butterfly and Moth Records
Please note that informal sightings may be submitted as News, although this will not result in your sightings being formally added to either our county or national databases, neither will those posted on social media such as facebook.
You are asked to submit all your formal butterfly and/or moth records using one of the six options below.
The goal of iRecord is to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels. If you join iRecord you will be sharing your sightings with the recording community, and can explore dynamic maps and graphs of your data and make a real contribution to science and conservation.
The iRecord Butterflies app is a free Smartphone app. It will guide you through the identification of any butterfly that you see in the UK and allow you to add your sighting to millions of other valuable records that inform the work of Butterfly Conservation.
- The Garden Butterfly Survey is a year round way to record observations from your garden, allotment or community space. You'll need to sign in with a user name or email address and a password but then you can see your own results and find the latest reports from gardens across the UK.
Living Record is a free on-line recording system that you can use for all your natural history sightings; this includes butterflies (but preferably not moths). It has the great advantage to you that you can view and manage all the records that you have entered. As County Recorders we can then view and verify or query/comment on any records on-line and you are able to attach any pictures in support of your id or add additional comments. If you choose to use Living Record as your submission method then we encourage you to start using it now and try and keep your records up to date.
You can submit your records using the Butterfly Excel Spreadsheet (new version issued 2024) and Moth Excel Spreadsheet which can be downloaded and and sent by email to either Bob Annell at grahants23 AT gmail.com (for butterflies) or Mike Wall at mike AT hantsmoths.org.uk (for Hampshire moths) or Jim Baldwin at wightmoths AT gmail.com(for IoW moths).
You can use Mapmate for data submission of your moth records. Moth records go to Mike Wall (CUK 2h3) or to Jim Baldwin (CUK dfw - for IoW moth records only). Butterfly records held on Mapmate should be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet and sent to Bob Annell at grahants23 AT gmail.com. We suggest that if you currently use Mapmate then you continue to do so.
If you use Living Record or iRecord it would help greatly if you enter your records as you go along to allow time for on-line verification. If using Mapmate or the Excel spreadsheets then please submit them by 30 November at the latest with a later follow-up by 31 December if required.