Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: Green Hairstreak

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
11 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 High Arnside Tarn Skelwith Bridge NY330010 Mo Richards
10 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 Bank End Moss Broughton in Furness SD226859 Helen Wallace Hot & sunny.
8 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Oxen Park Oxen Park SD3188 Tony Moverley (Argent & Sable workshop) Quite worn.
7 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 3 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Sarah Mitchell
5 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Chris Winnick Withheld
5 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY127019 David Phillips On the edge of the wood/moor. Sunny 19c
5 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Swindale Burnbanks NY522141 Sarah Mitchell
3 Jun 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 Finsthwaite Heights Finsthwaite SD359882 Tom and Felix Fitter
30 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 3 Grike Ennerdale Bridge NY086139 Barbara Nelson
30 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Kendal SD457836 Mark Pike
23 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Bouth SD334884 Richard Evans
22 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Naddle Valley Head Haweswater, east of NY494135 David Owen warm and sunny, light breeze
21 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 3 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD445815 Richard Evans
20 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD434880 Richard Evans
19 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 3 Howe Ridding Witherslack SD434878 Tom and Felix Fitter
17 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Limefit park Townhead NY438063 Michael Hunt
16 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY065123 Barbara Nelson
16 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 9 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY062122 Barbara Nelson
16 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 8 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY580257 Ian Tallon 10.10 am - 11.55 am Breezy 13051.jpeg
15 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Howe Ridding Witherslack SD434880 Martin Chadwick 40 minute walk the length of Howe Ridding. Full sun. Temp. about (...)
14 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD594879 John Mounsey Sunny, light air. 13043.jpeg
14 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD459836 Richard Evans Spotted while working at Foulshaw - may have been lots more (...)
13 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 6 Duddon Moss NR Broughton in Furness SD225855 Helen Wallace 100% sun. Wind 2. 12985.jpeg
13 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 3 Limefit park Townhead NY438063 Michael Hunt
13 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 12 Grizedale Forest Hawkshead SD338970 Mo Richards
13 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 8 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD459836 Sonia Allen There were likely to be many more - flitting about all small (...)
13 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 3 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD439867 Tom and Felix Fitter
12 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 12 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD445815 Bryan Ingleby/Kath Armstrong 20degC,sunny
12 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 Duddon Moss NR Broughton in Furness SD225853 Helen Wallace
12 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 4 Duddon Moss NR Broughton in Furness SD229858 Helen Wallace Far end of circular boardwalk, where path becomes grassy.
12 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 5 Duddon Moss NR Broughton in Furness SD228858 Helen Wallace Either side of the old boardwalk.
12 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 10 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD434808 Kath Armstrong Found near the walkway on the edge of woodland near second info (...)
10 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 6 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD445815 Bryan Ingleby/Kath Armstrong 19degC,sunny
7 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 20 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack Maria Pilling lots of them
7 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 10 Grizedale Forest Hawkshead SD337967 Mo Richards
6 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Grike Ennerdale Bridge NY085138 Barbara Nelson
6 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 Roudsea Moss and Woods Haverthwaite SD345808 Helen Wallace 100% sun. Near boardwalk.
6 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 11 Foulshaw Moss Levens SD460830 Rob McDougall
6 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 10 Meathop Moss Levens SD447811 Rob McDougall
5 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 7 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD444818 Adam McVeigh
4 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 4 Duddon Moss Foxfield SD219851 Richard Evans
1 May 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Scar Common Oxen Park SD318872 Richard Evans Unusual habitat? Open bracken/bluebell wood, no bilberry. 12820.jpeg
30 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 2 Foulshaw Moss Foulshaw SD457834 Martin Chadwick
29 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Simpson Ground Cartmel Fell SD405863 David Johnson feeding in dandelion
28 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 12 Meathop Moss Meathop SD443819 Tom and Felix Fitter
21 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 6 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD458837 Mike Gregory Adders and hairstreaks! most of the hairstreaks seen in the (...)
21 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 30 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Sarah Mitchell 12749.jpeg
19 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 4 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD444818 Chris Winnick full sun 20oC...3 were 'chasing' a Peacock! Freshly (...)
19 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD458838 John Mounsey Landed briefly on the new boardwalk to the east of the access (...)
19 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 5 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD440817 John Mounsey Full sun, westerly breeze, 20deg.C. 12696.jpeg
19 Apr 2018 Green Hairstreak 4 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 John Mounsey Full sun, westerly breeze, 20deg.C.
3 Jun 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD458837 Joseph Reavey
25 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Berrier NY394301 Sarah Mitchell 9171.jpeg
23 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 50 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Martin Keiller Most very active, some just catching the late afternoon sun. 9239.jpeg
14 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 3 Old Park Wood to Barker Scar Holker SD335776 Colin & Jane Sharman
14 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 2 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD459836 Janice Sutton 12333.jpeg
14 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 151 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Sarah Mitchell
13 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Barker Scar Holker SD332782 Colin & Jane Sharman
12 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 11 Grike Ennerdale Bridge NY073138 Barbara Nelson In an area if approx 0.5 miles along the Black Potts track
12 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 2 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY062129 Barbara Nelson
11 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Farrer's Allotment Witherslack SD452848 Helen Wallace 99% sunshine. No wind.
11 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 3 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD447820 Ian Tallon 13.30 -14.45pm
10 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD459836 Janice Sutton 12332.jpeg
9 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 2 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD435870 Chris Winnick 14oC 60% sun
9 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 2 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD436865 Chris Winnick 13oC 60% sun.
9 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 2 Swindale Shap NY522144 Sarah Mitchell Never seen them here before. One flying and one on Thistle (...)
8 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 14 Nichols Moss Witherslack SD429832 Andrew Rhodes All present on Bilberry plants under the Birch trees. Recorded (...)
8 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 8 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD5987 John Mounsey Only where sheltered from the strong north wind. 2 on Gorse bush (...) 8735.jpeg
8 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 36 Whinlatter Forest Park Keswick NY203252 Linda & Arthur Pennington
7 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 3 Grizedale Forest Satterthwaite SD337968 Mo Richards
5 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 40 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Helen Wallace One hour observation. Sunny & windy. 8681.jpeg
5 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 5 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD447820 Mo Richards
5 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Gurnal Dubs, Potter fell Burneside SD501991 Sue Shiels Sunny but very windy
4 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 159 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Sarah Mitchell Sunny. Very windy. 8615.jpeg
4 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 180 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Tom Dunbar Astounding numbers in Beaufort force 5 wind. Excellent (...) 8588.jpeg
4 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 180 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY579257 Tom Dunbar Correction: 3rd May 2017!
4 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Gait Barrows NNR Arnside SD4842277421 Tom Dunbar Late 30 mins visit.
4 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 23 Nichols Moss Witherslack SD428832 Tom Dunbar Moss/ woodland edge and understory best habitat. 8622.jpeg
2 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 18 Helsington Moss Brigsteer SD466891 Tom Dunbar
1 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY061122 Barbara Nelson
1 May 2017 Green Hairstreak 3 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY061122 Barbara Nelson
30 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 73 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY577256 Sarah Mitchell
26 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 85 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY577256 Sarah Mitchell 7oC so didn't expect to see so many. 62 seen in 20 mins then 23 (...) 8439.jpeg
24 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 14 Gummer's How Newby Bridge SD391884 Tom Dunbar Beaufort Force 6; 310 metres; well adapted species to the (...) 8435.jpeg
23 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Old Scotch Road Killington SD598913 John Mounsey 20minutes, 10deg., strong southerly breeze, mostly sunny. Much (...)
23 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 42 Cliburn Moss NNR Cliburn NY577256 Sarah Mitchell 6 seen initially then a further 36 in a different area when the (...) 8407.jpeg
23 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 36 Meathop Moss Meathop SD443815 Tom Dunbar 8419.jpeg
17 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 4 Nichols Moss Witherslack SD4483 Mike Gregory close to the entrance gate in tall dry grasses
17 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 1 Hallsenna Moor National Nature Reserve Drigg NY065005 Nigel Voaden
9 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 10 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD447820 Mike Gregory on a cool but sunny morning sightings generally in warm (...)
9 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 6 Foulshaw Moss Grange over Sands SD459832 Nigel Maden warm sunny with breeze
9 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 7 Meathop Moss Grange over Sands SD443817 Nigel Maden warm sunny with breeze
8 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 10 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD447820 Ian Tallon 11.50-13.30
8 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 8 Meathop Moss Meathop SD443815 Tom Dunbar 90 mins Ideal weather 8285.jpeg
8 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 2 Nichols Moss Witherslack SD432825 Tom Dunbar
2 Apr 2017 Green Hairstreak 3 Foulshaw Moss Grange-over-Sands SD458837 Mike Gregory close to the entrance hut in bright sunshine
25 Mar 2017 Green Hairstreak 3 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443816 Chris Winnick just emerged....possibly 1st in UK at this very early site.
5 Jun 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Irton Fell Eskdale Green NY126020 Steven Holmes
1 Jun 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD434878 Chris Winnick 18oC 20% sun
31 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Rusland SD336877 Karen Bullimore
30 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY144025 Ewan Munro
30 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 3 Whinlatter Keswick NY214253 K Hamilton
29 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 3 Ling Fell Wythop Mill NY180282 John Callion
27 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 3 Talkin Fell Brampton NY571565 Karen Mclellan My first ever sighting, on heather
23 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 5 High Dam (above) Finsthwaite SD361890 David Eastlick
22 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 2 Stang End marsh Skelwith Bridge NY328022 Mo Richards
20 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD457842 Karen Bullimore
13 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 2 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD435871 Chris Winnick 15oC only 10% sun
13 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 High Fam above Finsthwaite SD360890 David Eastlick
9 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 5 Graythwaite Finsthwaite SD361890 David Eastlick
9 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 45 Cliburn Moss Cliburn NY580256 Sarah Mitchell 18 seen in same location as yesterday, over 10 mins. 27 seen in (...) 4808.jpeg
8 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 2 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY061134 Barbara Nelson
8 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 4 Ling Fell Wythop Wythop Mill NY177283 John Callion
8 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 8 Cliburn Moss Cliburn NY580256 Sarah Mitchell 4772.jpeg
7 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 5 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD433869 Chris Winnick 20oC 60% sun
6 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 22 Pica Workington NY024205 K Hamilton
5 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Graythwaite Finsthwaite SD365908 David Eastlick on private land by permission
5 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Graythwaite Finsthwaite SD359896 David Eastlick on private land by permission
5 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Graythwaite Finsthwaite SD360895 David Eastlick on private land by permission
4 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 5 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD458837 Michael Foley Near car-park including a mating pair. 4724.jpeg
2 May 2016 Green Hairstreak 5 Meathop Moss Meathop SD444819 Steven Holmes 4720.jpeg
27 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY060122 Barbara Nelson
22 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 High Dam (above) Finsthwaite SD361890 David Eastlick
21 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 6 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD459848 Chris Winnick 20oC On flowering Laural
21 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 3 Geltsdale Castle Carrock NY5654 Peter Howard 18 deg, sunny, breezy. 3.30pm sheltered behind wall
21 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 30 Meathop Moss Ulpha SD447820 Sarah Mitchell Sunny & warm 18 C 4685.jpeg
20 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 13 Meathop Moss Ulpha SD447820 Ian Tallon Sunny
20 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD459835 Michael Foley Warm and sunny 4664.jpeg
20 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 15 Meathop Moss Ulpha SD447820 Mo Richards Warm day
10 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 2 Meathop Moss Ulpha SD456837 Nigel Maden 2pm sunny with cold breeze 4619.png
9 Apr 2016 Green Hairstreak 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD441819 Helen Wallace 1.30pm. Sunny but cool breeze.
30 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Danny Bridge Sedbergh SD696912 Stuart Sharp
27 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY100018 N Godden, C Clay Egg laying
12 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 10 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY130019 Allan Rodda Some very tatty
11 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Harter Fell Seathwaite Duddon Valley SD213992 James Brockbank
11 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 2 Geltsdale Brampton NY5654 Peter Howard mid morning
8 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 7 Blakley Ennerdale Bridge NY070135 Barbara Nelson
4 Jun 2015 Green Hairstreak 2 Irton Fell Santon Bridge NY130019 Tom Dunbar
23 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 22 Old Scotch Road verge Killington SD596881 Sarah Mitchell 2024.jpeg
15 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Kinniside Ennerdale Bridge NY071138 Barbara Nelson
15 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 6 Baugh Fell Sedbergh SD7092 Stuart Sharp
15 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 5 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD438871 Tom Dunbar At least one looking to lay.
13 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Killington reservoir shore Killington SD598912 John Mounsey
13 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 3 Killington, footpath from Old Scotch Road Killington SD598911 John Mounsey Chasing each other and settling on Broom bush. 1978.jpeg
13 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 3 Old Scotch Road verge opposite Burns Beck Moss Killington SD595877 John Mounsey
13 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 12 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD439818 Rob McDougall
4 May 2015 Green Hairstreak 4 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD439827 Chris Winnick 14oC Bright/some sun.What a difference a week of cold weather (...)
23 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 3 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD459849 Chris Winnick 21oC and bright sun. What a great sight.
23 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 18 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD442818 Karen Bullimore
22 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 7 Farrer's Allotment Witherslack SD430844 Helen Wallace Hot & sunny
22 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD430844 Helen Wallace
21 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 36 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD444818 Chris Winnick 18oC and bright sun
21 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Levens SD458839 David Stevenson male flying. Bright sunny , calm day
21 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 16 Meathop Moss Grange-over-Sands SD442818 Ian Tallon
21 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Foulshaw Moss Witherslack SD458837 Mo Richards
21 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 40 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD447820 Mo Richards Conservative estimate.
20 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 12 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD430844 Helen Wallace Sunny & warm.
18 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 21 Meathop Moss Meathop SD444818 Chris Winnick 17oC, sunny and good to see this species re-cover if slowly.
16 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Nichols Moss Witherslack SD427830 Martin Chadwick 11C and overcast.
9 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 3 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD444821 Chris Winnick I never thought my first freshly emerged butterfly of the year (...)
9 Apr 2015 Green Hairstreak 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD442819 Helen Wallace Close to boardwalk. My 1st ever. Landed on my shoulder.
6 Jun 2014 Green Hairstreak 1 Irton Fell Eskdale NY131021 Steven Flynn 520.jpeg
20 May 2014 Green Hairstreak 2 Whinfell Forest, Center Parcs Penrith NY575270 Emma Tapp first record for Whinfell, however this may have been missed in (...)
18 May 2014 Green Hairstreak 45 Rulsten Heights Finsthwaite SD354884 David Hardaker Must be well into three figures across the area with most (...) 410.jpeg
18 May 2014 Green Hairstreak 16 Pica Workington NY024205 K Hamilton 374.jpeg
18 May 2014 Green Hairstreak 3 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Tom Dunbar Withheld
17 May 2014 Green Hairstreak 2 White Esk Ennerdale Bridge NY078133 Barbara Nelson Early morning walk with dog windy but full sunshine 10.00
14 May 2014 Green Hairstreak 15 Warton Crag Warton SD493725 Chris Winnick 20c on a south facing slope. A superb LANCASHIRE site....welll (...)
29 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 50 Foulshaw Moss Grange-over-Sands SD457835 Martin Chadwick THE RESERVE REOPENS ON 30TH APRIL. NEW BOARDWALKS INCLUDING A (...)
28 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD442819 Brian & Denise Grundy
28 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 10 Burns Beck Moss Killington SD594878 John Mounsey On Bilberry.
28 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 3 Old Scotch Road verge Killington SD597912 John Mounsey Many fewer than a few years ago at this site. Still early for (...)
27 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 12 Hallsenna Moor National Nature Reserve Seascale NY063005 Brian & Denise Grundy Wonderful site of spiralling males - probably many more in other (...)
24 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 1 Pool Bank Witherslack SD428879 Chris Winnick Fantastic place for bluebells!
20 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 50 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 Mo Richards I didn't count them - they were numerous in sunshine.
15 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 41 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD453861 Chris Winnick Good to see what was prodably the finest colony in NW England (...)
11 Apr 2014 Green Hairstreak 12 Meathop Moss Grange-over-Sands SD442818 R. Eddleston first of the season for me