Have you seen a Red Admiral? Please record it!
The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is a migratory butterfly colonising Central and Northern Europe every year from the South. In autumn, the offspring of these spring arrivals migrate southwards.
We investigate the migration of the Red Admiral by the help of citizen science. Thanks to the more than 40 citizen science portals across Europe that share their data with us, we are now able to study Red Admiral occurrence in an unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution.
Now we need you to help our project! Please report any records of Red Admirals to your national or regional citizen science portal, such as Ornitho (see list below).
- Please record date, location and number of individuals seen. Beside that, please also indicate whether you refer to adult butterflies, caterpillars and/or pupae. Please record observations only once, do not report the same observation on different portals.
Every record is valuable! Thanks a lot!
Use one of the following mobile apps to report Red Admiral sightings from anywhere in Europe and North Africa:
NaturaList (for Android)
ObsMapp (for Android) and iObs (for iPhone)
Or, report your sightings to one of the following portals:
Finland is covered by two portals that are open for submitting data: Hatikka and Hyönteistietokanta. The data from the Finnish portals are pooled and freely available in the new Finnish Biodiversity Information portal Laji.fi.
Norway is covered by the portal Artsobservasjoner that provides open access to its data.
Sweden is covered by the portal artportalen.se that provides open access to its data.
Europe – systematic counts
If you choose not to use one of the above options, you can report your sightings on our iNaturalist web project.