Action Butterfly

The Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History and the nature conservation syndicate SICONA are collecting data on the occurrence and distribution of some butterflies that are easily recognized. We chose ten species that are still quite common, but whose numbers are going down.

In order to get as much data as possible, we invite you to tell us where and when you saw one of these butterflies. The informations that you provide will help us in our understanding of why these species become rare and how we can act to preserve them.

With the Action Butterfly we also want to make people aware that butterflies are threatened.

You can find here the determination flyer with the 10 species we are looking for.

These are the butterflies we are looking for:

Click on any info icon to get more information on the species, use the + icon to record your observation.

If possible, document your observation with a photo. You can upload the photo with your record.

  • Issoria lathonia
    Queen of Spain fritillary
  • Polygonia c-album
    Comma
  • Aglais urticae
    Small Tortoiseshell
  • Argynnis paphia
    Silver-washed Fritillary
  • Papilio machaon
    Swallowtail
  • Inachis io
    Peacock
  • Gonepteryx rhamni
    Brimstone
  • Melanargia galathea
    Marbled White
  • Vanessa atalanta
    Red Admiral
  • Vanessa cardui (=Cynthia cardui)
    Painted Lady