Identifying Irish Butterflies

Butterflies are important, learn more here and we have a responsibility to monitor them to inform land management changes. The National Biodiversity Data Centre have created a presentation that will help you learn how to identify butterflies Crash course in butterfly identification. You can also buy a pocket-sized identification guide from our https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/shop/

This poster is also available for download

We have listed all Irish butterflies here so that you can click on the image of each of them and get the species profile Species profiles of Irish butterflies

The species of butterflies you will see will change through the season. Climate changes affects the emergence time of butterflies, here at the National Biodiversity Data Centre we track these changes. You can see the earliest record of all butterfly species here earliest record of butterflies

Monitoring Scheme Downloads

To get started recording you have to set up your transect on https://monitoring.biodiversityireland.ie/ or you can submit a hard copy of your transect to us using this form transect details form

To help with you with monitoring we have created a calendar that will allow you keep track of when you’re supposed to survey and a  recording form

For help on how to submit your records please see here for the Five Visit Monitoring Scheme and here for the Irish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

 

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