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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
23 Dec 2019 Winter Moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Male, to lighted window.
11 Sep 2019 Lesser Yellow Underwing 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Lesser Yellow Underwing. Resting on building.
5 Aug 2019 Udea lutealis 1 Old Park Wood edge Cark SD335787 John Mounsey 22681.jpeg
3 Aug 2019 Silver Y 1 Boundary Bank Lane Kendal SD503928 John Mounsey Warm and Sunny.
29 Jul 2019 Common Footman 3 West edge of Kendal Kendal SD499914 John Mounsey Common Footman, Eilema lurideola. 22128.jpeg
29 Jul 2019 Silver Y 1 West edge of Kendal Kendal SD499914 John Mounsey
8 Jul 2019 Crambus perlella 5 Kendal "Race Course" Kendal SD499914 John Mounsey 21deg.C, light westerly airs. 21061.jpeg
8 Jul 2019 Six-spot Burnet 8 Kendal "Race Course" Kendal SD499914 John Mounsey 21deg.C, light airs..
6 Jul 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD417907 John Mounsey Full sun, 21deg.C. Light airs.
6 Jul 2019 Cinnabar 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD417907 John Mounsey Full sun, 21deg.C. Light airs.
6 Jul 2019 Large Yellow Underwing 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey To light.
3 Jul 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Kendal Fell Kendal SD506932 John Mounsey Full sun, light airs.
3 Jul 2019 Silver Y 1 Kendal Fell Kendal SD506932 John Mounsey Full sun, light airs.
10 Jun 2019 Common Carpet 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey To light
9 Jun 2019 Chrysoteuchia culmella 5 Kendal Kendal SD499915 John Mounsey Disturbed from vegetation along with many smaller whitish micros (...) 19408.jpeg
25 May 2019 Garden Tiger 1 Upper Cautley valley Sedbergh SD686972 John Mounsey Mature larva, hurrying to find site for pupation. 19104.jpeg
22 Apr 2019 Common Heath 7 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443818 John Mounsey Sunny, easterly breeze.
22 Apr 2019 Northern Eggar 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443818 John Mounsey Half-grown larva. Sunny, easterly breeze. 18369.jpeg
7 Apr 2019 Double-striped Pug 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata. To lighted (...) 17960.jpeg
24 Feb 2019 Mottled Grey 20 Coffin Wood Kendal SD504929 John Mounsey Approx. number. Couldn't be sure of identity; help please! (...) 17817.jpeg
24 Feb 2019 Satellite 1 Coffin Wood Kendal SD504929 John Mounsey Satellite, Eupsilia transversa. Overcast, still, 9.5deg.C, 8pm.
15 Dec 2018 Light Brown Apple Moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Found dead in the house. 17757.jpeg
11 Oct 2018 Northern Winter Moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey To lighted window. Almost white hind wing.
4 Oct 2018 Silver Y 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Flew into house.
19 Sep 2018 Small Dusty Wave 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Spending the day on the garage door. Pug? Wingspread 20mm. 17404.jpeg
22 Aug 2018 Orange Swift 1 Greenside Kendal SD510923 John Mounsey To house light.
25 Jul 2018 Twenty-plume Moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Inside window pane. 15679.jpeg
22 Jul 2018 Large Yellow Underwing 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Disturbed from vegetation.
2 Jul 2018 Silver Y 1 Burns Beck Moss Sedbergh SD595878 John Mounsey Full sun, fitful easterly breeze, 25deg. C. No butterflies seen (...)
2 Jul 2018 White Plume Moth 1 Burns Beck Moss Sedbergh SD595878 John Mounsey White Plume Moth, Pterophorus pentadactyla. Full sun, fitful (...) 14638.jpeg
2 Jul 2018 Chimney Sweeper 2 Old Scotch Road, east of Sedbergh SD598911 John Mounsey Full sun, fitful easterly breeze, 25deg. C. No butterflies seen (...)
22 Jun 2018 Chimney Sweeper 20 Disused Railway Winton Cumbria NY796100 John Mounsey Approx. number. Presumably from field full of Pignut immediately (...)
22 Jun 2018 Common Carpet 1 Disused Railway Winton Cumbria NY796100 John Mounsey .Full sun, strengthening SW wind.
20 Jun 2018 Six-spot Burnet 20 Bradleyfield allotment Kendal SD4991 John Mounsey Approx. number. Many flitting round together- males attracted to (...)
11 Jun 2018 Chimney Sweeper 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD492903 John Mounsey Intermittent sun, strong northerly breeze.
7 Jun 2018 Chimney Sweeper 30 Kendal Fell Kendal SD506932 John Mounsey Approx. number. None there two days ago. 21 deg.C, full sun, (...)
7 Jun 2018 Silver Y 3 Kendal Fell Kendal SD506932 John Mounsey 21 deg.C, full sun, fitful NE breeze.
7 Jun 2018 Silver-ground Carpet 10 Kendal Fell Kendal SD506932 John Mounsey Approx. number. Couldn't identify them all. 21 deg.C, full sun, (...)
4 Jun 2018 Common Carpet 1 A684 verge Sedbergh SD602921 John Mounsey Intermittent sun, 21 deg.C.
4 Jun 2018 Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet 9 A684 verge Sedbergh SD602921 John Mounsey Larvae and freshly made cocoons, larvae still visible inside. (...) 13561.jpeg
4 Jun 2018 Silver Y 3 A684 verge Sedbergh SD602921 John Mounsey Intermittent sun, 21 deg.C.
1 Jun 2018 Brimstone Moth 1 Gurnal Dubs lane Burneside SD504988 John Mounsey Heavy overcast, thundery, 22 deg. C.
30 May 2018 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey In the house.
29 May 2018 Silver-ground Carpet 1 Holme Stinted Pastures Burton-in-Kendal SD536785 John Mounsey Sunny and warm, but strong gusty wind.
24 May 2018 Common White Wave 1 Lyth Valley Brigsteer SD4686 John Mounsey 21 deg.C. Full sun, occasional light easterly breeze. 10.00 - (...)
24 May 2018 Speckled Yellow 12 Lyth Valley Brigsteer SD4686 John Mounsey 21 deg.C. Full sun, occasional light easterly breeze. 13290.jpeg
23 May 2018 Brown Silver-line 2 Flashbank Wood Levens SD487885 John Mounsey Light easterly breeze, full sun, 15.30-16.30.
23 May 2018 Crambus lathoniellus 8 Flashbank Wood Levens SD488882 John Mounsey Light easterly breeze, full sun, 15.30-16.30. Crambus (...) 13255.jpeg
18 May 2018 Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella, in the house, (...) 13110.jpeg
15 May 2018 Brown Silver-line 1 Loughrigg Ambleside NY364040 John Mounsey Sunny, light air. 13048.jpeg
19 Apr 2018 Common Heath 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443818 John Mounsey Full sun, westerly breeze, 20deg.C.
19 Apr 2018 Northern Eggar 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443818 John Mounsey Young larva. Full sun, westerly breeze, 20deg.C. 12699.jpeg
13 Aug 2017 Vapourer 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Attracted in full sunshine 10.30 am by female bred here from (...)
12 Jul 2017 Brown China-mark 20 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD4190 John Mounsey Full sun, light air. Rough estimate of numbers near the tarns.
5 Jul 2017 Chimney Sweeper 1 Kendal golf course Kendal SD503928 John Mounsey Mild, still, overcast. Moth still active at 8.20 pm. 10266.jpeg
2 Jul 2017 Chimney Sweeper 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD4383 John Mounsey 14.15 - 16.15, 19 deg. C, SW breeze, sunny spells. Meadow east (...)
1 Jul 2017 Agapeta zoegana 1 Threlkeld Keswick NY316250 John Mounsey Agapeta zoegana. Flitting about in roadside verge.
7 Jun 2017 Nemophora degeerella 3 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD3387 John Mounsey In sheltered woodland. Cloudy, strong wind outside wood.
7 Jun 2017 Silver-ground Carpet 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD3387 John Mounsey In sheltered woodland. Cloudy, strong wind outside wood.
4 Jun 2017 Crambus pascuella 10 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Number only guesswork. I only photographed one for (...) 9466.jpeg
4 Jun 2017 Pyrausta ostrinalis 20 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Pyrausta ostrinalis. Approx. number. Sun and cloud. Strong (...)
2 Jun 2017 Silver Hook 3 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD335879 John Mounsey Full sun, calm.
31 May 2017 Brown Silver-line 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze.
31 May 2017 Cinnabar 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze. 9357.jpeg
31 May 2017 Common Carpet 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey I should have identified this as a Wood Carpet from the photo, (...) 9365.jpeg
31 May 2017 Pyrausta ostrinalis 30 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Number of Pyrausta sp. estimated. Only identified one specimen (...) 9359.jpeg
31 May 2017 Silver Y 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze.
31 May 2017 Yellow Shell 1 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD4990 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze.
26 May 2017 White Pinion-spotted 2 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 John Mounsey White-pinion Spotted. In shaded woodland above Brantwood (...) 9269.jpeg
23 May 2017 Brown Silver-line 3 Yewbarrow Witherslack SD433844 John Mounsey Full sun, 18deg.
18 May 2017 Speckled Yellow 3 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD4388 John Mounsey 20deg.C, light NE breeze, full sun.
9 May 2017 Common Carpet 2 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD4383 John Mounsey 3 hours. Mostly sunny, light breeze.
7 May 2017 Common Carpet 1 Beetham Milnthorpe SD496794 John Mounsey Full sunshine slight breeze. One of each sex. 8700.jpeg
26 Mar 2017 Clouded Drab 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Clouded Drab, on bedroom wall.
25 Mar 2017 Agonopterix heracliana 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Agonopterix heracliana, in porch.
25 Mar 2017 Common Plume 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Common Plume, Emmelina monodactyla. In porch.
25 Mar 2017 Hebrew Character 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Hebrew Character. In house, in shower.
25 Nov 2016 Northern Winter Moth 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD337874 John Mounsey On the ground under dead leaves. Found by accident while (...) 8126.jpeg
7 Sep 2016 Nettle-tap Moth 7 Stainton canal bank Stainton SD520854 John Mounsey Nettle-tap moths, on Common Mallow flowers, but not feeding. 7537.jpeg
4 Sep 2016 Fox Moth 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD334871 John Mounsey Larva, marsh beside White Moss tarn. 7487.jpeg
16 Aug 2016 Brown China-mark 40 Barkbooth Lot Winster SD4190 John Mounsey 11.00-13.00. Approximate number on two small tarns. Hot (...)
16 Jul 2016 Brown China-mark 3 Undermillbeck Common Winster SD420948 John Mounsey By small tarn.
3 Jul 2016 Brown China-mark 3 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD334869 John Mounsey 5929.jpeg
3 Jul 2016 Chimney Sweeper 3 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD335874 John Mounsey Overcast, 13deg.C
23 Jun 2016 Common Heath 30 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD4481 John Mounsey Approx number. Hot sunshine, strong breeze. 90 mins.
23 Jun 2016 Manchester Treble-bar 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD4481 John Mounsey Hot sunshine, strong breeze. 90 mins. 5773.jpeg
18 Jun 2016 Chrysoteuchia culmella 30 Hutton Roof/Dalton Crag Burton-in-Kendal SD5577 John Mounsey Chysoteuchia culmella, but probably not all this species. (...) 5655.jpeg
14 Jun 2016 Silver Y 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Nectaring on Red Valerian and Dame's Violet.
6 Jun 2016 Brown Silver-line 1 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD5987 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze, 29deg. C. 13.15-14.45.
6 Jun 2016 Cinnabar 4 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD5987 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze, 29deg. C. 13.15-14.45.
6 Jun 2016 Common Carpet 3 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD5987 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze, 29deg. C. 13.15-14.45. 5394.jpeg
6 Jun 2016 Crambus pascuella 1 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD5987 John Mounsey Crambus pascuella confirmed by MC Nov 2016 Probably many more (...) 5543.jpeg
6 Jun 2016 Silver-ground Carpet 1 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD5987 John Mounsey Full sun, light breeze, 29deg. C. 13.15-14.45. 5393.jpeg
2 Jun 2016 Crambus perlella 1 Flashbank Wood Levens SD488881 John Mounsey Crambus pernella 5319.jpeg
2 Jun 2016 Cream Wave 1 Flashbank Wood Levens SD488881 John Mounsey Cream Wave confirmed by MC Nov 2016 5242.jpeg
18 May 2016 Burnet Companion 1 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD1875 John Mounsey 13.00-15.00 hrs, sunny, windy, 17 deg. C. 4989.jpeg
22 Sep 2015 Silver Y 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Nectaring on Red Valerian. Sunny and still.
18 Sep 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Nectaring on Red Valerian, 6 pm, cloud/sun. The fourth seen on (...)
5 Sep 2015 Brown China-mark 2 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD415907 John Mounsey Brown China-mark. 3909.jpeg
30 Jul 2015 Brown China-mark 2 Lily Tarn, Loughrigg. Ambleside NY364039 John Mounsey Brown China-mark.
16 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Feeding on Red Valerian. 3rd in the garden this year.
15 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 2 High Borrowdale Shap NY5702 John Mounsey Strong gusty wind, 20deg C, 11.30 - 12.00. Hay Meadows south of (...)
12 Jul 2015 Silver Y 6 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey 22.30, still. Feeding on Red Valerian. No other moth species.
10 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 3 Disused Railway Winton Cumbria NY7910 John Mounsey Disused railway cutting, 26deg. C, 15.00 - 15.30.
8 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Trying to escape from our glazed in porch. Second one this year. (...)
4 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 4 Bishop's Tithe Allotment Hampsfield Backbarrow SD360842 John Mounsey Still, overcast, 20deg.C.
4 Jul 2015 Brown China-mark 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD334870 John Mounsey Brown China-mark. Still, overcast, 20deg.C.
4 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 4 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD335874 John Mounsey Still, overcast, 20deg.C.
29 Jun 2015 Silver Y 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Spent the night in the house.
26 Jun 2015 Mother of Pearl 1 Meathop Moss, track to Meathop SD446820 John Mounsey Mother of Pearl larva. Pupated 25.06.15. Adult emerged (...) 2694.jpeg
24 Jun 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Nectaring on Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber. 19.30, 16 deg.C, (...)
24 Jun 2015 Bird-cherry Ermine 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD446820 John Mounsey 1 web, Yponomeuta evonymella, Bird-cherry Ermine. A couple of (...) 2414.jpeg
26 May 2015 Speckled Yellow 2 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD4686 John Mounsey Windy, sunny, 16deg.
10 Jul 2014 Cinnabar 20 Kendal Kendal SD516932 John Mounsey Larvae; approximate number.
5 Jul 2014 Six-spot Burnet 2 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD4585 John Mounsey Mating 885.jpeg
30 Jun 2014 Common Heath 4 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD4481 John Mounsey
30 Jun 2014 Manchester Treble-bar 20 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD4481 John Mounsey Number given is only rough. Full sunshine, light breeze. 851.jpeg
29 Jun 2014 Drinker 1 Potter Fell Kendal SD502990 John Mounsey Drinker male. #new
29 Jun 2014 Northern Eggar 2 Potter Fell Kendal SD502990 John Mounsey larvae.
20 Jun 2014 Mother Shipton 1 High Borrowdale Shap NY567030 John Mounsey Nectaring on Thyme. 755.jpeg
16 Jun 2014 Latticed Heath 1 Killington A684 Verge Killington SD600921 John Mounsey
16 Jun 2014 Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet 3 Killington A684 Verge Killington SD600921 John Mounsey Narrow-bordered 5-Spot Burnet unhatched pupae (Known from this (...)
11 Jun 2014 Common Carpet 1 Waitby Greenriggs Waitby NY759083 John Mounsey
11 Jun 2014 Galium Carpet Waitby Greenriggs Waitby NY759083 John Mounsey Galium Carpet #new
11 Jun 2014 Silver Y 1 Waitby Greenriggs Waitby NY757085 John Mounsey
11 Jun 2014 Silver-ground Carpet 1 Waitby Greenriggs Waitby NY759083 John Mounsey
16 May 2014 Brown Silver-line 1 Brigsteer Wood Levens SD484881 John Mounsey
16 May 2014 Brown Silver-line 6 Flashbank Wood Levens SD490882 John Mounsey 322.jpeg
2 May 2014 Speckled Yellow 1 Brathay Ambleside NY362036 John Mounsey
28 Apr 2014 Drinker 1 Old Park Plantation Killington SD599903 John Mounsey Drinker moth larva. #new 235.jpeg