The big butterfly and dragonfly hunt

Help us find out more about these amazing insects.

Perhaps even find a new species.Scarce Swallowtail, Kurdistan (Image: RFPorter)

Not much is known about the species of butterfly and dragonfly found in Iraq. So, we are trying to collect more information by asking everyone to become scientists.

To join in all you have to do is take a photograph when you see a butterfly or a dragonfly and send them to us ( or post them on Nature Iraq’s facebook page. Make sure you tell us where you saw it.

You will be able to see all the results on the map below.

Find out more about these amazing insects and the big hunt by downloading our leaflet (on the right).

The Darwin team would like to thank David Chelmick, Steve Cham, and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (UK) for their help sourcing images used in the leaflet.