Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
17 May 2019 Emperor Moth 2 Jockey Shield area Carlisle NY569554 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan Sunny and windy 18degrees. Seen over wide area .
17 May 2019 Mother Shipton 1 Jockey Shield area Carlisle NY569554 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan Sunny and windy 18degrees.
17 May 2019 Speckled Yellow 1 Jockey Shield area Carlisle NY569554 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan Sunny and windy 18degrees. In dappled shade
18 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 1 Collin Ford, Great Corby Carlisle NY480544 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
29 May 2016 Cinnabar 1 Grune Point Silloth NY128567 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
29 May 2016 Mother Shipton 1 Grune Point Silloth NY128567 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
27 May 2016 Common Heath 25 Talkin Fell Brampton NY571565 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan Many seen on heather over a wide area
25 Aug 2015 Silver Y 1 Geltsdale Brampton NY561560 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
4 Jul 2015 Silver Y 2 Collin Ford, Great Corby Carlisle NY480544 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
24 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 1 Collin Ford, Great Corby Carlisle NY484546 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
13 Jun 2015 Speckled Yellow 2 Parsons Park Caldbeck NY328399 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
12 Jun 2015 Common Heath 4 Glenderaterra Keswick NY293284 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
12 Jun 2015 Emperor Moth 1 Low Pike Caldbeck NY319378 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan Sitting on the path, happily climbed on my hand. Amazing!
12 Jun 2015 Common Heath 4 Skiddaw House Keswick NY301316 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
12 Jun 2015 Common Heath 50 Snab Keswick NY318322 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan There must have been 100s here on the heather
11 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 1 Grange-in-Borrowdale Grange-in-Borrowdale NY252174 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
10 Jun 2015 Brown Silver-line 1 Langstrath Rosthwaite NY268110 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
10 Jun 2015 Brown Silver-line 1 Stonethwaite Rosthwaite NY267136 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
10 Jun 2015 Speckled Yellow 3 Stonethwaite Rosthwaite NY267136 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
7 Aug 2014 Silver Y 2 Great Corby Carlisle NY480545 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan In wildflower meadow
22 Jul 2014 Green Carpet 1 Cumrew Fell Castle Carrock NY573505 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
12 Jun 2014 Chimney Sweeper Faugh Brampton NY515555 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan All along the Roadside Verges. Many.
5 Jun 2014 Cinnabar 1 Grune Point Silloth NY133565 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan Cloudy, breezy.
30 May 2014 Cinnabar 1 Watchtree Nature Reserve Carlisle NY307543 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan