Submitting My Data

What data are appropriate for eButterfly?
eButterfly is most interested in butterfly checklists. A checklist is one or more observers going out for a known amount of time over a known distance and r...
Mon, 25 May, 2020 at 5:58 PM
Is it necessary for all observers in a multi-person party to enter the same data?
No, a single person can enter the checklist information then share it with others. Once a checklist is accepted by another eButterfly user, it is copied to ...
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 6:18 PM
How do I add a new checklist to my account?
We've re-designed the checklist system to be more accessible. We hope you like it! Login to your account (or Register as a new user) Navigate to ...
Mon, 25 May, 2020 at 6:21 PM
What if I get errors when submitting my lat/long information?
You might have forgotten to add a ' – ' (minus) sign to your longitude. Always check your location on a map. If it displays in Azerbaijan, you...
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 6:22 PM
What should I enter as my location coordinates for traveling counts?
Most people enter the coordinates of where they started the traveling count and note how far they traveled from there. We'd prefer if you used a locati...
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019 at 1:07 PM
What does 'butterflying was your primary purpose' mean?
When selecting your eButterfly checklist type in step 2, the phrase 'butterflying was your primary purpose' is used in several protocol descripti...
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 7:10 PM
What if I get an error message for my time information?
You might have not reported the time in military time format (e.g. 1 PM = 13:00). Or maybe you did not have the full format of HH:MM.
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 7:11 PM
Do I have to report exact numbers of individuals?
No, reasonable estimates are sufficient. Also if you are uncertain of even an estimate, you can mark the species you saw with an X instead of a number. That...
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 7:12 PM
How do I record presence or absence of a species on my checklist?
eButterfly prefers estimates of the number of individuals. However, if you are uncertain of your estimate, you can mark the species you saw with an X instea...
Thu, 7 May, 2020 at 7:13 PM
How do I add species photos to my checklist?
To add a photo click on the small camera icon on the top-left area of the species details box. Once you click the camera icon, a popup will give you an...
Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 at 11:58 PM