Downloading my list of observed butterflies

HI

This probably has been covered but I can not find a simple solution.

I want to download a list of my butterfly species seen. Not all observations. I want it in taxonomic order as outlined on iN. Where and how do I go about this?

Peter

Hi Peter and welcome to the forum.

You can do this by utilising the new lifelist feature. Assuming your username is the same on iNat, head to this link https://www.inaturalist.org/lists/petereric and then click this button at top of screen:

From there, you can search for ‘butterflies’ at top left. Make sure you select the ‘species’ button on the right, and select ‘taxonomic’ for the sort dropdown. Your screen should now look like this:

Hit the blue export button top right, and then make sure you tick both these boxes:
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Thanks a million!

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I tried it too and it works very well! The taxonomic sorting does seem to group species together based on family but the family itself isn’t explicitly stated from what I can see. I feel it would be useful if the excel file has another column which shows the family the taxon belongs to.

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Thanks for these explanations. Now, what I wanted to do is download my butterfly life-list, but only for a selected section of the map. Is this possible too ? I need those lists to determinate which species I found in a specified location.

Sure can, when you go to your life list you can filter by place

By selected section of a map do you mean something that has defined borders like a province, park etc, or literally draw a box on the map that covers a certain area ?