big butterfly count

Which butterflies did you see?

  • To add sightings enter the number seen in the boxes below. You will get a chance to review your sightings before final submission.
  • Click on an image for further pictures and species information.

Large White Large White

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Small White Small White

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Green-veined White Green-veined White

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Brimstone Brimstone

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Marbled White Marbled White

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Large Skipper Large Skipper

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Gatekeeper Gatekeeper

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Meadow Brown Meadow Brown

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Ringlet Ringlet

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Speckled Wood Speckled Wood

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Comma Comma

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Painted Lady Painted Lady

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Small Tortoiseshell Small Tortoiseshell

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Red Admiral Red Admiral

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Peacock Peacock

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Common Blue Common Blue

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Holly Blue Holly Blue

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Small Copper Small Copper

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Silver Y Silver Y

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Six-spot Burnet Six-spot Burnet

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Can't find the butterfly you spotted?

Please tell us if you didn't see any butterflies or moths. Enter 'none seen' in this box and then click through to the next step to tell us about you and where you were looking. Why is this useful?

Some butterflies have different coloured males and females and look different with their wings closed. Click on an image for more pictures and details.

If you can't find the butterfly, don't worry! Just tell us all about it in this box:

Didn’t see anything?

Butterflies and moths have declined over recent decades. In order to measure these changes it is important to know where people have taken part in the big butterfly count, even if no species were seen.

If you didn’t see anything during your 15 minute count, simply type ‘none seen’ in the box at the bottom of the ‘Which butterflies did you see’ page and follow the ‘Next’ steps.






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