Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings: Drinker

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Date Species Number Life Stage Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
7 Aug 2020 Drinker 6 Egg Sowerby Wood Dalston NY36585185 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Drinker (?) eggs, ca 2.5mm long, found on gorse. Not specified (...) 28355.jpeg
6 Jul 2020 Drinker 1 Adult New Ploughlands Kirkbampton NY27845672 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Drinker caterpillar found on gate. 27409.jpeg
20 May 2020 Drinker 1 Larva Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY385595 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Final instar larva 25679.jpeg
30 Jul 2019 Drinker 2 Adult Irt Estuary Drigg SD055980 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson Male and female in heather 22238.jpeg
18 Jun 2019 Drinker 1 Larva Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY133017 VC70 Cumberland Ian Tallon Caterpillar - on footpath below gate 19684.jpeg
18 Jun 2019 Drinker 5 Larva Meathop Moss Meathop SD443819 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter Caterpillars
10 Jun 2019 Drinker 1 Larva Glasson Moss Glasson NY233604 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Final instar Larva on the boardwalk. 19488.jpeg
9 Jun 2019 Drinker 1 Larva Irton Fell Nether Wasdale NY129020 VC70 Cumberland Tom and Felix Fitter Caterpillar
1 Jun 2019 Drinker 2 Larva Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY271568 VC70 Cumberland Tom and Felix Fitter Caterpillars
9 Jul 2018 Drinker 1 Adult Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY274568 VC70 Cumberland Tony Marsh Resting on rush in afternoon light 14849.jpeg
19 Jun 2018 Drinker 2 Adult Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD460836 VC69 Westmorland Mike Gregory large (75-80mm) unidentified caterpillar - I'm not good with (...) 14177.jpeg
12 May 2018 Drinker 1 Larva Duddon Mosses NNR Broughton in Furness SD225853 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace Caterpillar close to path
17 Jul 2017 Drinker 1 Adult Talkin Tarn Brampton NY545584 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 10666.jpeg
4 Jun 2017 Drinker 1 Larva Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY385595 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Final instar Larva 9548.jpeg
28 May 2017 Drinker 1 Larva Gosling Sike Carlisle NY409586 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Final instar larva 12146.jpeg
29 Jun 2014 Drinker 1 Adult Potter Fell Kendal SD502990 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Drinker male. #new
28 Apr 2014 Drinker 1 Adult Old Park Plantation Killington SD599903 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Drinker moth larva. #new 235.jpeg