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Butterflies of Kyrgyzstan

Main Project Information
Presented By Discover Nature KG: Plateau Perspectives
Goal Use citizen science to study butterfly populations in Kyrgyzstan
Task Collect sightings of butterflies and verify other's sightings
Where Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s Butterflies at Your Fingertips!

Central Asia is internationally known as a biodiversity hotspot, and perhaps no other country here symbolises that more than Kyrgyzstan. This application has been designed to introduce you to the world of butterflies while encouraging you to submit new information through citizen science. Every identification you make gives local scientists in Kyrgyzstan more data that helps them make informed decisions about conservation measures.


▪ Photographs of more than 60 species of butterflies. This number continues to climb as users submit new information!

▪ A section on the natural history of each species will give you information on when and where you might find them, as well as a better understanding of their life cycle.

▪ The “My Collections” feature allows you to build a virtual collection of the butterflies you have seen.

▪ The “Citizen Science” feature lets you help scientists determine if identifications by other users are accurate.

▪ An included map gives accurate location data for each species and is searchable by species and date.

▪ Frequent app updates add user submitted content like new images, map locations, and new species.

How to Join

Download the Android application available through

Registration on the app is a breeze, just follow the instructions and you are ready to start collecting data!

Project Timing Generally this project can be contributed to from March till November depending on the location within Kyrgyzstan.
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Materials List Butterfly net, Our "Butterflies of Kyrgyzstan" app, Android Phone
Special Skills Necessary to be able to use a cell phone to take photographs, browse an identification guide, and use maps.
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium
Tags butterflies, butterfly, citizen science, insects, kyrgyzstan
Project Updated 05/23/2018