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
28 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Allithwaite Community Centre Allithwaite SD387767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 8.30 am. Nectaring on a buddleia.
21 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 White Scar Kendal SD454847 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Sunny 21c. Possibly 3
21 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
19 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Warm, sheltered, sunny intervals. 27734.jpeg
8 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Birkshill Garden Raughton Head NY377431 VC70 Cumberland Keith Temple On Red Valerian
1 Jul 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Hayes Garden Centre Ambleside NY376035 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
25 Jun 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Workington Railway Station Workington NX995288 VC70 Cumberland David Galbraith
14 Jun 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Eastgate, Sandylands Kendal SD524930 VC69 Westmorland Gary Gould In garden
24 Sep 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Very fresh looking. Visited garden 3 times to nectar on (...)
16 Sep 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Burneside SD507951 VC69 Westmorland Sue Shiels On honeysuckle flowers
15 Aug 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 3 Home garden Troutbeck Cumbria NY414007 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Sutton 23147.jpeg
5 Aug 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 White Scar Whitbarrow partial Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell 22717.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Brigham Hill Mansion Brigham, Cockermouth NY086303 VC70 Cumberland Martyn Fletcher Feeding on Buddleia. Slo-mo vid here (...)
3 Aug 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD333979 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
31 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499266 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
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 (...)
28 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 White Scar Raven's Farm Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 19oC.bright but little sun..
28 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Nectaring on Buddleia. 22016.jpeg
26 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell Nectaring on Buddleia 21918.jpeg
15 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Nobles Park Kendal SD538847 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
15 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Cumwhinton Carlisle NY402557 VC70 Cumberland Jeremy Smith
14 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Calvert Court Endmoor SD538847 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
3 Jul 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Skinburness Silloth NY124558 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
29 Jun 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Holme Stinted Pastures Clawthorpe SD545785 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Seen briefly by two observers on Lancs BC trip
29 Jun 2019 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Grange over Sands SD403781 VC69 Westmorland Garry Richards Feeding on flowers of a ramble in the garden.
6 Oct 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Grasmere Garden Centre Grasmere NY336073 VC69 Westmorland Steve Kirtley Sorry to submit this late.... I found my note when I was having (...)
27 Sep 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
24 Sep 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny, on buddlea
17 Sep 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell 3 visits during the day. Nectaring mainly on Buddleia. 17381.jpeg
6 Sep 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell First one in my garden. Nectaring on Buddleia.
31 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Broughton Mills Broughton in Furness SD222905 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
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 Ulverston SD287766 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace On buddleia. Late afternoon. 16C. Overcast.
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 (...)
25 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 3 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
21 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC 50% sun
21 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Aikbank Waverton NY228013 VC70 Cumberland Peter Ritson On Valerian
14 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY724065 VC69 Westmorland Ian Watts 1pm, grey skies, 17oC. Both busy nectaring on thistles.
12 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 6 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY725067 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 21oC 20% sun very humid....the most I have seen for along time.
11 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC 80% sun. ...they are having a fantastic second generation. (...)
11 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow NNR Witherslack SD451848 VC69 Westmorland Lynne Farrell Fresh and flying fast over my boots
9 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD450852 VC69 Westmorland Peter Howard 90%sunshine, 19 oC
7 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Oxen Park Oxen Park SD318872 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
5 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460852 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC Sunny
5 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460854 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 22oC Sunny
5 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell 16338.jpeg
3 Aug 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Bandrake Head Oxen Park SD314875 VC69 Westmorland Hilary Smith REcord from house owner, not confirmed but he recognised it from (...)
31 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460854 VC69 Westmorland Jeremy Bartlett Buddleia flowers
27 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Ravens Farm Levens SD461854 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 26oC 80% sun
26 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen SD440828 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Cornall Watched for many minutes quite close. Video record taken
26 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 2 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727069 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Both seen between Smardale Gill viaduct and the railway bridge. (...)
25 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Orchard Barn Mockerkin NY09032321 VC70 Cumberland Thalia Sparke
22 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY730070 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 10.40-15.30 Overcast What a great day ! 15566.jpeg
18 Jul 2018 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460854 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 24oC 50% sun...on Buddleia
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.
2 Sep 2017 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Furness Abbey Barrow-in-Furness SD218717 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick 19oC 90% sun... on buddleia near entrance.
29 Jul 2017 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Duddon Mosses NNR Foxfield SD215851 VC69 Westmorland Louise McGurk
24 Jul 2017 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Blencathra Centre Threlkeld NY303255 VC70 Cumberland Tom O'Boyle
3 Jul 2017 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Latterbarrow Witherslack Witherslack SD440828 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Cornall Seen well for several minutes.
5 Aug 2016 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Allonby Springlea caravan site Allonby NY082432 VC70 Cumberland Nicholas Johnston Feeding on petunias
4 Aug 2016 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Allithwaite Allithwaite SD387767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick On Buddleia at edge of playing fields
18 Sep 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Nectaring on Red Valerian, 6 pm, cloud/sun. The fourth seen on (...)
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
16 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Feeding on Red Valerian. 3rd in the garden this year.
15 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Middlebarrow Quarry Arnside SD469770 VC60 West Lancashire Martin Elsworth 2889.jpeg
8 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Trying to escape from our glazed in porch. Second one this year. (...)
6 Jul 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Ulverston The Alps Ulverston SD288782 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 10am
24 Jun 2015 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 VC69 Westmorland John Mounsey Nectaring on Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber. 19.30, 16 deg.C, (...)
6 Oct 2014 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Kendal garden yard Kendal SD510933 VC69 Westmorland Clare Satterthwaite Feeding from purple flowers
23 Jun 2014 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Kirkhead Grange over Sands SD392755 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Nectaring on birds foot trefoil and rock rose