Cumbria Day-Flying Moth Sightings: Yellow Shell

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
25 Jul 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Waitby Greenriggs Kirkby Stephen NY757086 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass 1 flitting about on dullish humid afternoon 27904.jpeg
16 Jul 2020 Yellow Shell 3 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY38636001 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy In the large meadow at the north end of the reserve. 27640.jpeg
11 Jul 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Undermillbeck Common Winster SD418955 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips Mostly cloudy 15c
7 Jul 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY737077 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 17.10-1840 A little sun 27418.jpeg
25 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 9.30-10.25. 24c. 100% sun, wind 2.
25 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Mawbray Dunes Silloth NY092472 VC70 Cumberland Joan Thirlaway Lots of butterflies and moths but at 29 degrees they weren't (...) 27020.jpeg
19 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 10 Waitby Greenriggs Kirkby Stephen NY761082 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Seen over the reserve between the rain showers - humid 26790.jpeg
19 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD188711 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 20c. 20% sun.
16 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 2 Hampsfell Grange over Sands SD398789 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
13 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD188711 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 11.00-13.00. 21C 80% sun. 26439.jpeg
13 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 2 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD194748 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 10-10.45am. 19C Humid.
7 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 3 Cavendish Dock Road waste ground Barrow-in-Furness SD205687 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 50% sun. 12.25-13.30.
4 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Waitby Greenriggs Kirkby Stephen NY757085 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass One flying on breezy bright day with heavy showers 26249.jpeg
4 Jun 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Waitby Greenriggs Kirkby Stephen NY757085 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass One flying on breezy bright day with heavy showers 26250.jpeg
20 May 2020 Yellow Shell 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 21c. 11.10-13.10 circular walk.
12 Aug 2019 Yellow Shell 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392766 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
1 Aug 2019 Yellow Shell 2 Cavendish Dock Road waste ground Barrow-in-Furness SD207686 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 19c. 17.45-18.15. Overcast
29 Jul 2019 Yellow Shell 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY732065 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 14.00-15.30 Sunny last half hour 22158.jpeg
23 Jul 2019 Yellow Shell 1 Bridleway Oxen Park SD316875 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace Mid 20's C.
21 Jul 2019 Yellow Shell 2 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY728071 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
27 Jun 2019 Yellow Shell 1 Lord Ling Oxen Park SD317884 VC69 Westmorland Rob Fitter
19 Jun 2019 Yellow Shell 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189712 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace North slag bank. Full sun. 75 mins.
19 Jun 2019 Yellow Shell 6 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD188709 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace South slag bank. Full sun. Breezy.
16 Jun 2019 Yellow Shell 2 North Walney NNR Barrow-in-Furness SD168710 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 16c. Sunny intervals. 75 min observation.
10 Jun 2019 Yellow Shell 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD188711 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace Northern slagbank. Overcast. 19417.jpeg
26 May 2019 Yellow Shell 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189711 VC69 Westmorland Chris Winnick Dull....except 60 mins. sun!
25 May 2019 Yellow Shell 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189711 VC69 Westmorland Tom and Felix Fitter
1 Jul 2018 Yellow Shell 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189710 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 28C. 95 min walk.
1 Jul 2018 Yellow Shell 1 Waitby Greenriggs Kendal NY760082 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
24 Jun 2018 Yellow Shell 1 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY386597 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 14310.jpeg
22 Jun 2018 Yellow Shell 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190711 VC69 Westmorland Andrew Rhodes
1 Aug 2017 Yellow Shell 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY729074 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon All between 16.30 and 19.15 10% Sun 11234.jpeg
17 Jul 2017 Yellow Shell 1 Yewbarrow Witherslack SD431847 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick 40 minutes 100% sun. T21C
16 Jul 2017 Yellow Shell 2 Waitby Greenriggs Kirkby Stephen NY760085 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 14.30 - 16.45 Breezy
14 Jun 2017 Yellow Shell 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189714 VC69 Westmorland Helen Wallace 120 mins. 80% overcast but temp in mid teens.
4 Jun 2017 Yellow Shell 3 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY386597 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
20 Jun 2016 Yellow Shell 1 Barkbooth Lot Crosthwaite SD418909 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell 17 C. Breezy with brief sunny spells.
15 Jun 2016 Yellow Shell 1 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY386577 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy
14 Jun 2016 Yellow Shell 2 Dubmill Point Allonby NY000000 VC70 Cumberland K Hamilton
3 Jun 2016 Yellow Shell 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189712 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick numbers seen in 140 minutes during a Butterfly Conservation (...)
16 Aug 2015 Yellow Shell 1 Oldside Wind Farm Workington NX995308 VC70 Cumberland K Hamilton
27 Jun 2015 Yellow Shell 1 Eskmeals Waberthwaite SD078943 VC70 Cumberland Ian Tallon Fairly windy 2454.jpeg
27 Jun 2015 Yellow Shell 1 Barkbooth Lot Winster SD418909 VC69 Westmorland Sarah Mitchell
24 Jun 2015 Yellow Shell 1 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY386579 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Found on waste ground adjacent to the nature reserve. 2408.jpeg
22 Jun 2014 Yellow Shell 16 Dubmill Point Allonby NY077460 VC70 Cumberland K Hamilton
21 Jun 2014 Yellow Shell 7 Sandscale Haws Dalton-in-Furness SD199756 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards Sunny but very windy.
16 Jun 2014 Yellow Shell 1 Undermillbeck Common Windermere SD4195 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
14 Jun 2014 Yellow Shell 2 Workington Wind Farm Workington NX993297 VC70 Cumberland Martin Chadwick
8 Jun 2014 Yellow Shell 2 Oldside Wind Farm Workington NX994303 VC70 Cumberland Stephen Lowther