Oil Beetle Recording Scheme: add your record

This form is for recording Oil Beetles. You can add records here, or via the iRecord website or app.



Select the date of the record.

This record is being submitted to iRecord. If you have an iRecord account, please log in so that this sighting appears in your records. If you are not already registered with iRecord we highly recommend to register so that you can view your previous records and use all the site’s facilities. However, you can continue without registering by providing your details below. We ask for these in case we need to contact you when verifying your sighting. They will not be used for any other purpose.
Personal details

Please provide your first name

Please provide your surname


Please provide your email address. This will only be used to contact you if we require further information to verify the record.


Please add the recorder's name, if it is not already shown, using the format "Surname, First name"


Enter the oil beetle species using its English name or its scientific name


How certain of this identification are you?


How many did you see at this location on this date?


Say whether your oil beetle was male or female, if you know, otherwise leave blank


Most oil beetles are seen as adults, but if you found a larva or triungulin please set this to "pre-adult" and add a comment below


If anyone helped with the identification please enter their name here

Sensitivity: if you need to blur the precise location, tick the box and set the blur you need (the scheme would prefer blurring to 1km or 2km square level, but you can also use 10km squares if absolutely necessary)

This is the precision that the record will be shown at for public viewing


Provide the name of the site, ideally using one that is recognisable from an OS map. Do not enter a full postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.


Use the map to find your location and click the map to add the grid reference (or you can type in the grid reference if you know it)

Optional: choose the habitat type that best fits the location of this sighting

If you noticed anything interesting about the behaviour of your beetle, or its habitat or potential associations with bees, please add a comment