Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: *

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
20 Jun 2020 Red Admiral 1 Green Crag Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD200989 Roger Fellows
30 Aug 2018 Green-veined White 2 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224985 Tom and Felix Fitter
30 Aug 2018 Painted Lady 1 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224985 Tom and Felix Fitter
30 Aug 2018 Peacock 6 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224985 Tom and Felix Fitter
30 Aug 2018 Red Admiral 2 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224985 Tom and Felix Fitter
30 Aug 2018 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224985 Tom and Felix Fitter
10 Jun 2018 Orange-tip 1 River Duddon Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224961 Tom and Felix Fitter
30 Jul 2015 Large Skipper Seathwaite Forestry Path Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD222992 James Brockbank several seen
11 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD213992 James Brockbank
11 Jun 2015 Small Heath Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD215995 James Brockbank
3 Jun 2015 Wall Brown Wallowbarrow Crag Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD220964 Martin Bagness unusual so far from coast??
3 Jun 2015 Wall Brown 1 Wallowbarrow Crag Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD220964 Martin Bagness unusual so far from coast??
18 Mar 2015 Peacock 5 Grassguards Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD2298 James Brockbank Several peacocks on the forestry road after Grassguards and the (...)
7 Jul 2014 Mountain Ringlet 50 Brandreth/Grey Knotts Seathwaite Duddon Valley NY2112 Mark & Ian Cadey Starting around NY218133 and then looking between NY214118 & (...)
27 Jun 2014 Mountain Ringlet 7 Brandreth Seathwaite Duddon Valley NY213112 Alan Davis Walking up to Great Gable from Honister along the track known as (...)