Indian Butterfly Distributions ("Distributions" in the tab menu above) will be the most interactive and data-intensive module of Butterflies of India. It will be based on the same concept as BirdSpot developed by L. Shyamal, but implemented online. Once this module is ready, registered users will be able to upload their butterfly spot records or trip/regional checklists in a standard format, which will be entered in a centralized database after peer-review of the submitted records. Information from the database can then be used by anyone to generate distributional maps for individual butterfly species, or to generate checklists of specific localities based on queries input by the users. An estimated over 15,000 butterfly spot records have already been committed to this database by members of Butterflies of India teams, but the module itself is currently being developed. If you have data on butterfly occurrences or have prepared regional butterfly checklists that you would like to share with others, or if you have any experience with GIS/web-GIS and would like to help us in developing this module, please contact us.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K. 2011. Indian Butterfly Distributions. In K. Kunte, S. Kalesh and U. Kodandaramaiah (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 1.02. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.