Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
31 Aug 2020 Epinotia ramella 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY49594854 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy On nettles at side of track through wood. 29116.jpeg
31 Jul 2020 Argyresthia brockeella 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY49624854 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 28167.jpeg
31 Jul 2020 Dun-bar 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY49414853 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Found by small footpath off the main track through the woods. 28168.jpeg
20 Jun 2020 Argyresthia conjugella 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY49604853 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Argyresthia conjugella (Apple Fruit Moth) 26795.jpeg
20 Jun 2020 Gold Swift 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY48654809 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Female perched under branch of pine tree. 26794.jpeg
20 Jun 2020 Orthotaenia undulana 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY49174816 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Thought to be Orthotaenia undulana but perhaps Celypha (...) 26796.jpeg
14 Jul 2018 Gold Swift 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY487481 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 15093.jpeg
28 May 2018 Micropterix aureatella 4 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY489483 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Found on path through mixed woodland. Photo shows colours (...) 13366.jpeg
15 May 2018 Micropterix calthella 20 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488493 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Micropterix calthella (Marsh Marigold Moth or Plain Gold). (...) 13020.jpeg
6 Oct 2017 Spruce Carpet 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY491482 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 12462.jpeg
26 May 2017 Brown Silver-line 3 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY487481 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Probably more but only 3 confirmed.
26 May 2017 Spruce Carpet 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY491482 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
18 Jun 2016 Spruce Carpet 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY491482 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 5651.jpeg
9 Jul 2015 Gold Swift 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY490483 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Gold Swift (male). Not a day-flyer, but found perched in the (...) 2702.jpeg
9 Jul 2015 Green Carpet 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY490482 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Faded specimen.
5 Jul 2015 Brown China-mark 10 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488486 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Brown China-mark. All found along the causeway between the (...)
5 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 20 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488486 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy All found along the causeway between the ponds.
5 Jul 2015 Pammene aurana 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488484 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Orange-spot Piercer (pammene aurana). Not very common in (...) 2665.jpeg
27 Jun 2015 Spruce Carpet 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY469502 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Spruce Carpet - I think! 2441.jpeg
12 Jun 2015 Brown Silver-line 30 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY4848 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Seen throughout the SW area of the plantation.
12 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 10 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488493 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy All found on the causeway between the ponds.
12 Jun 2015 Nemophora degeerella 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY495485 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Yellow-barred Longhorn.
15 May 2015 Brown Silver-line 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY490482 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy By the side of a track through the woodland 1995.jpeg
6 Sep 2014 Purple Bar 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488481 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Purple Bar (Cosmorhoe ocellata) #new 1435.jpeg
15 Jul 2014 Evergestis pallidata 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488493 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Evergestis pallidata. Very local and scarce in northern England (...) 963.jpeg
31 May 2014 Mother Shipton 1 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488481 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Specimen in good nick but with only one antenna!