Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Life Stage Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
29 Aug 2020 Silver Y 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY33905408 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Warming itself in the morning sunshine. 29089.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Evergestis pallidata 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY33915424 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Tatty specimen found in damp meadow. 28292.jpeg
14 Jul 2020 Archips xylosteana 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY33875424 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Variegated Golden Tortrix (Archips xylosteana) on nettles at (...) 27603.jpeg
14 Jul 2020 Rhigognostis incarnatella 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY33865424 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Determiner; Martin Tordoff 27604.jpeg
28 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 14 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339543 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 10.40-11.50am sunny and warm. Probably many more.
28 Jun 2019 Silver Y 3 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339543 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 10.40-11.50am sunny and warm.
10 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 2 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339543 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 19484.jpeg
9 Jun 2017 Chimney Sweeper 10 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
10 Sep 2016 Common Marbled Carpet 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Variant with broad orange-brown band on forewing.
31 Aug 2016 Sallow 2 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339541 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Sallow. Two about 10m apart and close to where Centre-barred (...) 7361.jpeg
24 Aug 2016 Devon Carpet 2 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY338542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Devon Carpet. Second one found at NY340542 - both (...)
21 Aug 2016 Centre-barred Sallow 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339541 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Centre-barred Sallow. Photo available.
18 Aug 2016 Devon Carpet 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341543 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy See: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=329996 Edited by (...) 7132.jpeg
29 Jul 2016 Evergestis pallidata 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Near the information board.
23 Jul 2016 Udea lutealis 20 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis). Widespread but several near (...) 6277.jpeg
17 Jul 2016 Chimney Sweeper 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
17 Jul 2016 Evergestis pallidata 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY342543 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy One at the bottom of the eastmost meadow. Also a final-instar (...) 6150.jpeg
17 Jul 2016 Shaded Broad-bar 1 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
17 Jul 2016 Twin-spot Carpet 2 Adult Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy In pristine condition.