Do I have to verify the statement "I am submitting a count of all butterflies I saw at this location, day, and time" near the Finish Button to submit my checklist?

Created by Jason Loomis, Modified on Thu, 07 May 2020 at 07:16 PM by e-butterfly agent

We want to find out whether you are reporting all the butterflies you were able to identify to the best of your ability. Answer "Yes" to this question when you record every species present that you found; not just the highlights. We realize not all butterflies are identifiable and everyone's expertise varies. Regardless, you should always answer 'Yes' to this question unless you are purposefully excluding some species (e.g., cabbage whites) from your checklist. You do not need to count all the individuals present to answer 'Yes' to this question (you can enter 'X' for species you observed but did not count).


Please report all species as much a possible; it improves our ability to make better range maps for everyone and to better understand what butterflies are doing.

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