Butterflies Australia

21 reviews
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About this app

This innovative butterfly app provides everything you need to get out and watch butterflies. The field guide provides the basics on how to look for and identify each species of butterfly found in Australia, and where available it contains photos of all the different forms and life history stages of each species. The data submission facility lets you send your butterfly sightings to an expert panel for verification, where they will contribute to research and conservation on butterflies.

We are the first national Australian citizen science project working on butterflies. By collecting your sightings, we will be able to build the first ever data-driven range maps for species, as well as being able to work on threatened species assessments and planning for conservation actions to benefit species that are in trouble. There is so much still to learn about butterflies, you might be the person to make the next big discovery!

- Offline field guide with information on how to look for and identify each species of butterfly in Australia.
- Offline range maps for every species, including data points for where the species has been seen by other users.
- Photographs of adults, eggs, larvae, and pupae for many species.
- Data submission for incidental sightings.
- Data submission for a variety of survey types – point counts, linear transects, and area counts.
- Access to news and how-to guides on looking for butterflies.
Updated on
Mar 16, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

21 reviews
A Google user
April 6, 2020
It's a fantastic app, for those with scientific, survey and butterfly experience. However, if you want to include the public, as your information and interviews seem to suggest, serious changes need to be made. How does a public member find the butterfly they sighted? Search features, wing colour, antennae, location. -this may be available but I only just downloaded the software and straight up confused. If I'm confused more will be. Wrote more, wouldn't let me finish please contact me.
15 people found this review helpful
Esme Ross
August 15, 2021
Installed this app - was hoping it would be brilliant. However, on the 2nd attempt to use it, the photo's in the field guide would not appear unless you opened each butterfly individually. I cleared the app cache - that made no difference. Too painful and unstable for me. Shame.
2 people found this review helpful
Dennis Murray
May 12, 2020
Promising but disappointing. I think app needs a rebuild with inclusion of filters for biogeographic regions, size, wing shape and primary wing colours. It could then be much more accessible to the lay naturalist.
9 people found this review helpful

What's new

Added link to privacy statement.