Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings: Hummingbird Hawk-moth

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
17 Aug 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462549 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones visiting buddlea
31 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Papcastle Cockermouth NY109313 VC70 Cumberland Peter Thorpe Seen in our back garden on the Buddleia 28237.jpeg
8 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Birkshill Garden Raughton Head NY377431 VC70 Cumberland Keith Temple On Red Valerian
25 Jun 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Workington Railway Station Workington NX995288 VC70 Cumberland David Galbraith
4 Aug 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Brigham Hill Mansion Brigham, Cockermouth NY086303 VC70 Cumberland Martyn Fletcher Feeding on Buddleia. Slo-mo vid here (...)
29 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Brigham Hill Mansion Brigham, Cockermouth NY086303 VC70 Cumberland Martyn Fletcher Seen feeding on budlea flower nectar. Short video recording of (...)
15 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Cumwhinton Carlisle NY402557 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Smith
3 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Skinburness Silloth NY124558 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
29 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Egremont NY006105 VC70 Cumberland J butterworth Flying round red flowers in the garden , very shy and was hard (...) 16950.jpeg
28 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Millom Millom SD167803 VC70 Cumberland Margaret Rose Johnston My garden Feeding on Verbena rigida at 16.00 hours, temperature (...)
21 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Aikbank Waverton NY228013 VC70 Cumberland Peter Ritson On Valerian
25 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Orchard Barn Mockerkin NY09032321 VC70 Cumberland Thalia Sparke
14 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
5 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden, next to How Farm Portinscale NY247243 VC70 Cumberland Tony Marsh My garden Feeding on Verbena Boniarensis and Buddleia 14694.jpeg
9 Jun 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 St Bees train station St Bees NX970119 VC70 Cumberland Chris Roughley Around the Valerian at station car park. 14-30.
24 Jul 2017 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Blencathra Centre Threlkeld NY303255 VC70 Cumberland Tom O'Boyle
5 Aug 2016 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Allonby Springlea caravan site Allonby NY082432 VC70 Cumberland Nicholas Johnston Feeding on petunias
10 Sep 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Skinburness Old hotel corner Skinburness NY127559 VC70 Cumberland Irene Stephenson On Buddleia
23 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitehaven garden Whitehaven NX980177 VC70 Cumberland Irene Stephenson Feeding on carnation pinks