Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings: Chimney Sweeper

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
23 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 5 Foxbield Wood Santon Bridge NY112035 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson 20 degrees and overcast
20 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 10 Grassguards Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD224979 VC70 Cumberland Roger Fellows Along the track and hereabouts. Nearer twenty, but not counted (...)
17 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 1 Uldale Uldale NY256356 VC70 Cumberland James Macgregor
17 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 10 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Penrith NY389294 VC70 Cumberland Nicholas Howard Sunny/thundery afternoon.
17 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 12 Ashness Bridge NT Car Park Keswick NY269196 VC70 Cumberland Tony Marsh Including mating pair 26965.jpeg
16 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 3 near The Gale Abbeytown NY148496 VC70 Cumberland Mike Porter
14 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 2 Aikbank Waverton NY217459 VC70 Cumberland PETER RITSON on white clover
11 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 7 Garden Holmrook SD079994 VC70 Cumberland Tim Wayman Probably more but unable to count.
8 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 2 Laversdale Carlisle NY4913361956 VC70 Cumberland marion Beckham On open meadow in sunshine on route of Hadrian's Wall footpath
7 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 10 Roadside verge Uldale NY255356 VC70 Cumberland Lorna Swift
4 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 3 Red How Thackthwaite NY1523723328 VC70 Cumberland Thalia Sparke 26241.jpeg
1 Jun 2020 Chimney Sweeper 12 Shore of Bass Lake Keswick NY223268 VC70 Cumberland Mike Porter
31 May 2020 Chimney Sweeper 6 Cummacatta Wood Grange-in-Borrowdale NY254169 VC70 Cumberland Pete Barron
29 May 2020 Chimney Sweeper 4 Gowborrow Park Penrith NY401213 VC70 Cumberland Robert Dawson On the woodland fringe where bracken and scrub start coming out (...)
13 Jul 2019 Chimney Sweeper 2 Walk in St John's in the Vale St John's in the Vale NY318201 VC70 Cumberland L Swift and T Dixon Sunny
7 Jul 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Crummock water Crummock NY203158 VC70 Cumberland Peter Ritson
28 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 14 Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339543 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 10.40-11.50am sunny and warm. Probably many more.
27 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Fields Santon Bridge NY113010 VC70 Cumberland Helen Wallace Field off bridleway.
27 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 15 Bowness-on-Solway Nature Reserve Bowness-on-Solway NY207616 VC70 Cumberland Ian Tallon 20240.jpeg
27 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 3 Lanercost Old Bridge Brampton NY552633 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Footpath on north bank of River Irthing
27 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 near Dale Bottom Farm Keswick NY295218 VC70 Cumberland Mike Porter
26 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 20 Cummacatta Wood Grange-in-Borrowdale NY256174 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett Probably more - very numerous.
26 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 15 Troutdale Grange-in-Borrowdale NY262175 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett
25 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 20 Allerdale Ramble Grange-in-Borrowdale NY249168 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett On road verge. Mostly feeding on White Clover flowers.
25 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 3 Belt Knott Rosthwaite NY262153 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett
25 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 3 Castle Crag Rosthwaite NY251156 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett Western slopes of Castle Crag.
24 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Friar's Crag Keswick NY265221 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett
23 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 30 Troutdale Grange-in-Borrowdale NY262175 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Bartlett
22 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 5 Grassy Wildflower Bank St John's in the Vale NY316215 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
19 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Garden Uldale NY249369 VC70 Cumberland L Swift On cotoneaster
10 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 4 Troutdale Troutdale, Borrowdale NY261175 VC70 Cumberland Alex Helliwell
10 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 1 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY282570 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
10 Jun 2019 Chimney Sweeper 2 Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY339543 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 19484.jpeg
9 Jun 2018 Chimney Sweeper 20 Stanthwaite Bassenthwaite NY256357 VC70 Cumberland James Macgregor Colony beside road 13854.jpeg
4 Jun 2018 Chimney Sweeper 4 Talkin Tarn Brampton NY545584 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy In meadow at south end of tarn.
24 Jun 2017 Chimney Sweeper 1 Latrigg Keswick NY274251 VC70 Cumberland Roger Fellows
21 Jun 2017 Chimney Sweeper 1 Glenderaterra Threlkeld NY298263 VC70 Cumberland Tom O'Boyle and Kate Blomfield
19 Jun 2017 Chimney Sweeper 3 Ling Fell Wythop Wythop Mill NY172282 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
9 Jun 2017 Chimney Sweeper 10 Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
4 Jun 2017 Chimney Sweeper 1 Aira Force Dockray NY400206 VC70 Cumberland Sarah Mitchell
31 May 2017 Chimney Sweeper 1 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Berrier NY394301 VC70 Cumberland Sarah Mitchell
17 Jul 2016 Chimney Sweeper 1 Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY341542 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
23 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 4 Ling Fell Wythop Wythop Mill NY175284 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
18 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 1 Collin Ford, Great Corby Carlisle NY480544 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
14 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 15 Gillathwaite Ennerdale Bridge NY143140 VC70 Cumberland Barbara Nelson
12 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 100 Finglandrigg Wood and surrounding area Kirkbampton NY2656 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy The odd one seen in the reserve, but abundant to the west along (...)
12 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 1 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Berrier NY394301 VC70 Cumberland Sarah Mitchell Also 6 unidentified Whites
3 Jun 2016 Chimney Sweeper 6 Maryport Golf Course Maryport NY052390 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
28 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper Ulpha Quarry Ulpha SD204941 VC70 Cumberland James Brockbank several
10 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 5 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Penrith NY394301 VC70 Cumberland Brian and Denise Grundy
7 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 2 Allonby Allonby NY081432 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
5 Jul 2015 Chimney Sweeper 20 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488486 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy All found along the causeway between the ponds.
28 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper Rainsbarrow Wood Ulpha SD186925 VC70 Cumberland James Brockbank
28 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper Ulpha Quarry Ulpha SD202946 VC70 Cumberland James Brockbank
24 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 1 Collin Ford, Great Corby Carlisle NY484546 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
12 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 10 High Stand Plantation Cotehill NY488493 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy All found on the causeway between the ponds.
11 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 1 Grange-in-Borrowdale Grange-in-Borrowdale NY252174 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan
6 Jun 2015 Chimney Sweeper 1 Hallsenna Moor National Nature Reserve Sellafield NY065006 VC70 Cumberland Martin Chadwick
17 Jun 2014 Chimney Sweeper 100 Gillathwaite Ennerdale Bridge NY137139 VC70 Cumberland Barbara Nelson Very large number in Gillathwaite fields the number is an (...)
12 Jun 2014 Chimney Sweeper Faugh Brampton NY515555 VC70 Cumberland Karen Mclellan All along the Roadside Verges. Many.