Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: White-letter Hairstreak

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
24 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Wetheral Viaduct Wetheral NY4691154685 VC70 Cumberland Thomas Garner In elm alongside 4 purple hairstreaks. Seen from the viaduct (...) 28017.jpeg
18 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Thwaite Head Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD347905 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner On top of ash again this evening. First roadside vege after (...)
12 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Thwaite Head Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD346904 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner 8.30 this morning. At last some sunshine. Feeding on top of the (...)
12 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 5 Greenside and golf course Kendal SD507924 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elms next to quarry entrance and elms by 17th tee on golf (...)
12 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Lanercost Bridge East Brampton NY563639 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard 09:55, 14 degrees. Active during sunny period.
9 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Drumburgh Moss Drumburgh NY258589 VC70 Cumberland Steve Eyre
6 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Canal Foot path Crooklands SD539823 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elms being blown about in strong winds 16-30
6 Jul 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507862 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 10.30 . View at eye-level from Hincaster road bridge passing (...)
25 Jun 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 20 Canal Foot path Crooklands SD539824 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elms where canal meets A65
25 Jun 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 2 A69 verge near Hayton Brampton NY503583 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Located one with binoculars high on Elm. It soon flew up and was (...)
17 Jun 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Levens Park Levens SD5086 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key High up in a Wych Elm. Assuming it was White-letter (...) 26643.jpeg
28 May 2020 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Thwaite Head Thwaite Head Rusland Valley SD346903 VC69 Westmorland Allan Sumner Found it ! Been looking out for larval damage to the elms along (...) 25913.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Wetheral Viaduct Wetheral NY469546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones in top of elm next to viaduct
1 Aug 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Wetheral Viaduct Wetheral NY469546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones 17.00 to 18.15 Sunny periods In top of elm close to viaduct (...)
26 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Warwick Bridge Brampton NY471567 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar Active at 8.30am on roadside elm. 19deg C. Light breeze.
25 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Holmehead Bridge Lanercost NY5334063315 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar 29 deg C
25 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 3 Lanercost Old Bridge Brampton NY5334063315 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar On elm looking to lay. 29degC
25 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Wetheral Viaduct Wetheral NY4691654667 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar On elm canopy below viaduct.
15 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Oxenholme station Kendal SD532901 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elm canopy in new car park
15 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 3 River Caldew Dalston NY370497 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Mostly sunny, around 11:15am. One appeared to be a female flying (...)
13 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 2 River Kent Kendal SD5190 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key Highest count at any point.
12 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 7 Oxenholme station Kendal SD532901 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elms near top car park
12 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Low Gelt Bridge Brampton NY519591 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller In flight around treetops at 12 noon. Same location and trees as (...)
7 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507864 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon Top of Elms near Fisherman's Gate
6 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Skowbarrow beck Rusland SD343886 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
5 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Sandy bottoms Kendal SD5194 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
4 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 3 Sandy bottoms Kendal SD515941 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould Flying round elms
4 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Lanercost Pack horse bridge Brampton NY553633 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar A glimmer of sun. One located at rest on usual elm. Poor photo. 20846.jpeg
3 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD508864 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon Top of Elm next to fishermans gate
3 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 5 Force bridge Sedgwick SD507868 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Sunny and warm. At least 5 White letter Hairstreak in the (...)
3 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Wellhead Sedgwick SD507862 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Sunny and warm. 10 am. Two viewed at eye level from the bridge (...)
2 Jul 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Lanercost Old Bridge Brampton NY553632 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard Freshly emerged male
29 Jun 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Kendal river bank Kendal SD515941 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elms
29 Jun 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Rivers Kent and Mint Kendal SD519944 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould In elms by river
24 Jun 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440828 VC69 Westmorland Richard Evans 3.15-3.45pm, overcast, 20c. 20001.jpeg
26 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Oxenholme station Kendal SD5390 VC69 Westmorland Lindsey Gould Feeding on rosebay willowherb
19 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Lanercost Old Bridge Brampton NY5532263277 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar Checked out habitat on several other bridges for 2019.
18 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Hincaster Roadside Elm Hincaster SD507854 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick On top of elm canopy. best viewed from the Hincaster canal (...)
16 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 3 Lanercost Pack horse bridge Lanercost NY553632 VC70 Cumberland Julian Venables On wych elm
15 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 VC69 Westmorland H Shacklock Also saw Grayling, Northern Brown Argus, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, (...)
14 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 VC69 Westmorland H Shacklock
14 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Lanercost Bridge Brampton NY553633 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Flying between trees beside old bridge.
14 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Cambeck bridge Brampton NY509626 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard Another new site - they're everywhere! In elm on right bank on (...)
14 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 New Mills fish farm Brampton NY548615 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard In elms on A6071 bridge over quarry beck which feeds into (...)
12 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Middle Gelt Bridge Brampton NY532573 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard At least 2 on either bank of downstream side of bridge and (...)
12 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Lanercost Bridge East Lanercost NY5641763925 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar My most northerly sighting. Roadside elm
12 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Lanercost Bridge East Lanercost NY5641763925 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar More northerly than Lanercost Bridge East
12 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Lanercost Old Bridge Lanercost NY5526327732 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Good canopy views
12 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Low Gelt Bridge Hayton NY5199759125 VC70 Cumberland Tom Dunbar More northerly than Lanercost Bridge East
11 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 3 Low Gelt Bridge Brampton NY519591 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller At least 3. Flying around same Ash tree above Elm as sighting (...)
9 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brigsteer Park Wood Brigsteer SD486876 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 2.45pm - 4.30pm 14872.jpeg
8 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Yealand Hall Allotment Yealand Storrs SD492761 VC60 West Lancashire Mike Gregory two individuals on the "usual" elm. Fortunate that one came (...) 14854.jpeg
7 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Lanercost Bridge Brampton NY553633 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard late morning. Including 2 males in spiraling dog-fight.
7 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Withheld Lanercost NY0000 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard late morning.
7 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 5 Withheld Low Row NY0000 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard Mid morning.
7 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Withheld Lanercost NY0000 VC70 Cumberland Peter Howard late morning.
3 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Latterbarrow Witherslack Witherslack SD440828 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Cornall Seen well with Binoculars No chance of a picture.
3 Jul 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Dallam Chase Milnthorpe SD496819 VC69 Westmorland Roger Fellows No chance of a photo, on budleja
26 Jun 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 A69 verge near Hayton Brampton NY503583 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Fresh male, nectaring on Umbellifers immediately in front of a (...) 14397.jpeg
19 Feb 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brettargh Holt Sedgwick SD5083585558 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar egg on elm girdle scar
20 Jan 2018 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Low Gelt Bridge Brampton NY519591 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Egg on Elm, almost directly below where I saw adult butterfly on (...) 12621.jpeg
24 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD457842 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Cornall Utterly unexpected but very welcome! 10894.jpeg
24 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brigsteer Park Wood Brigsteer SD485881 VC69 Westmorland Karen Bullimore
19 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brigsteer village Brigsteer SD4889 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick On an elm in a private garden
18 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Rusland Rusland SD343886 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Seen well in small elm by the path
13 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Force bridge Sedgwick SD507864 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
13 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507868 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Usual site in elm canopy viewed from the road bridge over the (...)
5 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brettargh Holt Sedgwick SD507862 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 20oC 80% sun
3 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Force bridge Sedgwick SD507868 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick On elm canopy just north of the bridge on the west side.
3 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507864 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Can be watched at eye-level from the bridge over the A590. (...)
1 Jul 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Low Gelt Bridge Brampton NY519591 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 11.30am, flying around and sometimes briefly settling on leaves (...)
26 Jun 2017 White-letter Hairstreak 2 South of Brettargh Holt Sedgwick SD507862 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 20oC 70% sun. Near the top of elm trees either side of the (...)
13 Nov 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brettargh Holt Sedgwick SD508863 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar One WLH egg on elm 8123.jpeg
31 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507868 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick at the top of an elm by Force bridge
27 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brettargh Holt Hincaster SD507863 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar On usual location with Dave Wrigley.
27 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Hincaster Roadside Elm Hincaster SD508855 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar On 2 separate elms, 2 on each. One new location.
25 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 3 Brettargh Holt Hincaster SD5091685476 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar 5.50pm and 6.15pm sightings in poor weather conditions.
20 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Hincaster Sedgwick SD507853 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
20 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507862 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick View from the road bridge. Elms by the A590
20 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Sedgwick Sedgwick SD507868 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick In elm by the river. By the car parking area
14 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Rusland Rusland SD343886 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick late morning in sunshine at the top of a small hedgerow elm by (...)
13 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Brettargh Holt Kendal SD506861 VC69 Westmorland Nigel Maden needed binoculars to spot these at the top of an elm tree,mating (...)
5 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Brettargh Holt Sedgwick SD508855 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Separate colony on elm overhanging road.
5 Jul 2016 White-letter Hairstreak 2 Brettargh Holt Sedgwick SD507862 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar One sighting on each of two separate elms - 8.50 and 9.15am.
29 Jul 2015 White-letter Hairstreak 3 Hincaster Sedgwick SD508854 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick In an elm by the roadside but view from the footpath by the (...)
25 Jul 2015 White-letter Hairstreak 4 Hincaster Hincaster SD5085 VC69 Westmorland Tom Dunbar Near site of Nov 14 successful egg search. 3rd visit for (...)
5 Aug 2014 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Latterbarrow Witherslack Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Cornall Flying, then on thistle flowers for several minutes
21 Jul 2014 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Rusland Newby Bridge SD344887 VC69 Westmorland David Hardaker One, possibly up to three but only seen singly on small Elms, (...) 1071.jpeg