Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: *

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
24 Aug 2019 Common Blue 1 Oaklea Road Barrow-in-Furness SD207743 VC69 Westmorland Irene Appleby Small butterfly lovely patterned underwings Identification (...) 23464.jpeg
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7147806169 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind 23311.jpeg
24 Aug 2019 Small Copper 1 Kingmoor Sidings NR Carlisle NY385577 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy 23267.jpeg
24 Aug 2019 Small Copper 1 Lyvennet north of Littlebeck inflow Kings Meaburn NY619202 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass 1st time seen here - nice sunny day 23253.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Scotch Argus 164 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c 22979.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 6 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 22643.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Common Blue 5 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 22642.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 22640.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Kingstown Carlisle NY39065893 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Found along the path from Wakefield Rd to the Kingmoor South (...) 22638.jpeg
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Garden Wetheral NY462549 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones 22630.jpeg
24 Aug 2019 Large White 2 Lindale off Back Road/playing field Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 3 Lindale off Back Road/playing field Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 3 Lindale off Back Road/playing field Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 1 Lindale off Back Road/playing field Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
24 Aug 2019 Small Copper 1 Lindale off Back Road/playing field Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Lindale off Back Road/playing field Lindale SD417803 VC69 Westmorland D Jackson
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 2 Franks Bridge Kirkby Stephen NY776087 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 7 Franks Bridge Kirkby Stephen NY776087 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 1 High Lane Newbiggin on Lune NY703053 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 4 Lune Springs Coffee Shop Newbiggin on Lune NY707051 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Green-veined White 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7120506100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Green-veined White 3 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7147806169 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Green-veined White 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7232106300 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind old houses
24 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY726068 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7182806100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind at lime kilns
24 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7232106300 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind old houses
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 15 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY726068 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 3 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7206405958 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind Smardale Bridge
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 20 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7244406548 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind at lime kilns
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 3 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7232106300 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind old houses
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 15 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7237006372 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 6 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7208806121 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 41 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7147806169 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7096005883 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7256806577 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7257806818 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7076205644 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 4 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7182806100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 4 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7105506010 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 5 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7076205644 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 10 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7182806100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 7 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7244406548 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind at lime kilns
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 9 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7105506010 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 29 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7147806169 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 36 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7237006372 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 25 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7120506100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind nectaring on knapweed, scabious
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 5 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7096005883 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 28 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7244406548 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind at lime kilns
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 31 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7244406548 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind at lime kilns
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 6 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7232106300 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind old houses
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 15 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY726068 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 5 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7256806577 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 63 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7208806121 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY726068 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Scotch Argus 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7253106385 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind very worn
24 Aug 2019 Scotch Argus 5 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7256806577 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind all very worn
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7208806121 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7096005883 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7147806169 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Small White 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7182806100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Small White 1 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7096005883 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Small White 4 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7076205644 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Small White 2 Smardale NNR Kirkby Stephen NY7120506100 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny 21 deg C little wind
24 Aug 2019 Green-veined White 4 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Large White 1 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 4 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 13 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Small White 2 Garden Uldale NY249368 VC70 Cumberland L Swift
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 3 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick sunny 23 deg C no wind
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 2 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick sunny 23 deg C no wind
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick sunny 23 deg C no wind
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 VC69 Westmorland Margaret Eastlick sunny 23 deg C no wind
24 Aug 2019 Small Copper 4 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Aug 2019 Wall Brown 3 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller
24 Aug 2019 Green-veined White 3 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 11 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 4 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Small Heath 4 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Small White 3 Cunswick Scar Kendal SD49 VC69 Westmorland Philip Key
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462548 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones 8.30 am in bright sun on tip of Ivy for some time
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 2 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones on "Snowberry " full sun 16.00hrs
24 Aug 2019 Speckled Wood 2 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones full sun 16.00hrs
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 3 Dallam Chase Milnthorpe SD496819 VC69 Westmorland Roger Fellows
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 1 Dallam Chase Milnthorpe SD496819 VC69 Westmorland Roger Fellows
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 2 Dallam Chase Milnthorpe SD496819 VC69 Westmorland Roger Fellows
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Dallam Chase Milnthorpe SD496819 VC69 Westmorland Roger Fellows
24 Aug 2019 Brown Hairstreak 1 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake Male come of low bramble flew out of site was well worn
24 Aug 2019 Comma 2 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake
24 Aug 2019 Gatekeeper 5 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake
24 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 5 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake Around arnside including mating pair all extremely worn
24 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 1 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake Arnside area
24 Aug 2019 Speckled Wood 10 Arnside Knott and Arnside Arnside SD454774 VC69 Westmorland Stephen Hollinrake
24 Aug 2019 Brown Hairstreak 5 Gait Barrows NNR Arnside SD483777 VC60 West Lancashire Stuart Medland 2 flying amongst mature blackthorn along the Lower Pasture's (...)
24 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 6 Home garden Carlisle NY400573 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
24 Aug 2019 Peacock 1 Home garden Carlisle NY400573 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
24 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 2 Home garden Carlisle NY400573 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
24 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Home garden Carlisle NY400573 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
24 Aug 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Knowe Wood, Stanwix Carlisle NY403575 VC70 Cumberland William O'Brien
14 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 6 Grange Fell Road Grange over Sands SD405778 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny and breezy-on buddleia
14 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Grange Fell Road Grange over Sands SD405778 VC69 Westmorland David Eastlick sunny and breezy-on buddleia
4 Aug 2019 Common Blue 2 Sleddale Hall Shap NY540113 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 2 Sleddale Hall Shap NY540113 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Small Heath 1 Sleddale Hall Shap NY540113 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 4 Sleddale Hall Shap NY540113 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Sleddale Hall Shap NY540113 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 11 Wet Sleddale Shap NY550112 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Peacock 2 Wet Sleddale Shap NY550112 VC69 Westmorland Brian and Lindsey Snell
4 Aug 2019 Common Blue 3 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Dark Green Fritillary 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Green-veined White 11 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Large White 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 15 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 81 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Peacock 80 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Red Admiral 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Ringlet 7 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Small Heath 23 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 10 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Small White 4 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727067 VC69 Westmorland David Phillips 70% sun 20c
4 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 6 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 12 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
4 Aug 2019 Peacock 6 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
4 Aug 2019 Speckled Wood 2 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
4 Aug 2019 Wall Brown 2 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489923 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon
4 Aug 2019 Common Blue 9 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Gatekeeper 16 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Grayling 8 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 26 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 25 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Peacock 1 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Wall Brown 10 Irt Estuary Drigg SD063971 VC70 Cumberland Jake Manson
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 64 Blue Dial Allonby NY073408 VC70 Cumberland John Callion In early morning sunshine along coastal path; mostly on (...)
4 Aug 2019 Wall Brown 4 Blue Dial Allonby NY073408 VC70 Cumberland John Callion In early morning sunshine along coastal path
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 37 Seaton Workington NY016307 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
4 Aug 2019 Peacock 11 Seaton Workington NY016307 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
4 Aug 2019 Purple Hairstreak 1 Garden Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD396767 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick Basking in canopy of an oak in a private garden. Weak sunshine, (...)
4 Aug 2019 Gatekeeper 1 Height Road High Newton SD404841 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick A short section ( 7 metres long) of flower rich and damp (...)
4 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 1 Height Road High Newton SD404841 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick A short section ( 7 metres long) of flower rich and damp (...)
4 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 13 Height Road High Newton SD404841 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick A short section ( 7 metres long) of flower rich and damp (...)
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Holme Island Grange over Sands SD422785 VC69 Westmorland Martin Chadwick
4 Aug 2019 Meadow Brown 2 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489924 VC69 Westmorland Martin Tordoff 0745 hours, c 19C, sunny
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 1 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489924 VC69 Westmorland Martin Tordoff 0745 hours, c 19C, sunny
4 Aug 2019 Wall Brown 1 Scout Scar car park area Kendal SD489924 VC69 Westmorland Martin Tordoff 0745 hours, c 19C, sunny
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
4 Aug 2019 Painted Lady 9 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
4 Aug 2019 Peacock 3 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
4 Aug 2019 Small Skipper 1 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
4 Aug 2019 Small White 1 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 VC69 Westmorland Mo Richards
4 Aug 2019 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Station Wetheral NY467546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones in adjoining garden
4 Aug 2019 White-letter Hairstreak 1 Wetheral Viaduct Wetheral NY469546 VC70 Cumberland R H Jones in top of elm next to viaduct