Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: Holly Blue

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
5 Sep 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller A final faded Holly Blue for 2018. 2nd gen was significantly (...)
5 Sep 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wetheral Wetheral NY464545 R H Jones on flowering heather
29 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 La'al Ratty Eskdale Green SD130997 Tom and Felix Fitter
28 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Swinside stone circle Broughton in Furness SD171881 Tom and Felix Fitter
27 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden Whitehaven NX988158 Mike and Lyn Mills A first for the garden!
22 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 2 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 Martin Chadwick 50 minutes in and around perimeter of the quarry. 50% sun. T (...)
21 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 3 Spring Bank Lane Grange over Sands SD395779 Margaret and David Eastlick on ivy
21 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392765 Martin Chadwick 50 minutes in and around perimeter of the quarry. 50% sun. T (...)
16 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Charney Well Lane Grange-over-Sands SD404781 Doreen Howard
11 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
11 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD466851 Sarah Mitchell
8 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 2 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 Martin Chadwick 30 minutes in late afternoon. Sunny.
5 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden CA3 0AW Carlisle NY395582 Martin Keiller
5 Aug 2018 Holly Blue 5 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
31 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 16336.jpeg
30 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Jeremy Bartlett
26 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Eden Mount Grange-over-Sands SD402782 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Hardcrag Grange-over-Sands SD405779 Doreen Howard
26 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 4 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
24 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane Carlisle NY406577 Martin Keiller
21 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 2 males, 1 female ovipositing on Ivy. Also 2 Ova on an Ivy (...) 16334.jpeg
20 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 High Farm Grange-over-Sands SD4078 Doreen Howard
19 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Ashmount Gardens Grange-over-Sands SD401781 Doreen Howard
19 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Charney Road Grange-over-Sands SD402778 Doreen Howard
19 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Charney Well Lane Grange-over-Sands SD404781 Doreen Howard
15 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 H Shacklock
15 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 4 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
12 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 St Michaels churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 Martin Keiller
11 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 Dave O'Brien 14989.jpeg
11 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 High Farm Grange-over-Sands SD4078 Doreen Howard
11 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Etterby Road Carlisle NY389571 Martin Keiller Sunny, 6.30pm, flying along an Ivy-covered wall.
10 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange-over-Sands SD397767 Martin Chadwick In garden
9 Jul 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 2 males, 1 female. My first sighting of 2018 2nd gen. (though I (...)
9 Jun 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller My last first-generation Holly Blue here for 2018. Since 18th (...)
1 Jun 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
29 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD393767 Martin Chadwick Male nectaring on Cotoneaster
27 May 2018 Holly Blue 2 St Michaels churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 Martin Keiller Flying around and settling on holly trees. 14097.jpeg
24 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190718 Chris Winnick 23oC 100% sun
24 May 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 2 males 1 female 15418.jpeg
21 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 St Michaels churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 Martin Keiller Female. Egg-laying on holly tree.
17 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190712 Helen Wallace First one I've seen on this site. Male.
12 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
12 May 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller A male and a female.
10 May 2018 Holly Blue 2 Waste Ground Off Cavendish Dock Rd Barrow-in-Furness SD206684 Helen Wallace Full sun. Moderate breeze. M & F.
8 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Abbey Rd Barrow-in-Furness SD202700 Helen Wallace Flying around Holly Tree.
7 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Yewbarrow Lodge gardens Grange-over-Sands SD409782 Doreen Howard
7 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 University of Cumbria grounds, Brampton Rd. Carlisle NY404571 Martin Keiller
6 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Cavendish Dock Rd Barrow-in-Furness SD206684 Helen Wallace 50 minute walk. 100% sun.
6 May 2018 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 2 males early afternoon, then a female at 6.30pm 13167.jpeg
5 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick warm, sunny, no wind
5 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 St Michaels churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 Martin Keiller
3 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick warmish, no wind
2 May 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick
30 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male
21 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392766 Chris Winnick sun 20oC My first this year.
19 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange-over-Sands SD397768 Martin Chadwick In the garden
19 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Males, flying and briefly interacting around 1:50pm at same (...)
18 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Kirkhead Allithwaite SD393757 Martin Chadwick 17.45 in evening sunshine. Temp. about 18C
18 Apr 2018 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male, flying around holly trees during short periods of week (...)
12 Sep 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller My last 2nd generation Holly Blue for 2017. Since 17th July I (...)
6 Sep 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
30 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male
28 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick
26 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Road Grange over Sands SD397767 Martin Chadwick In garden
26 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD402768 Martin Chadwick Cart lane to Kents Bank. 45 minutes walk around mid-day. 50% (...)
24 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male
18 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Both males, nectaring on Blackberry. 12099.jpeg
16 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189713 Helen Wallace 1st I've ever seen here.
13 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Witherslack Hall Witherslack SD436859 Lynne Farrell Flying and alighting on Ivy on roadside
13 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
9 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD396767 Martin Chadwick
9 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD393767 Martin Chadwick About 60 minutes roaming over Wart Barrow in full sun. Temp. (...)
7 Aug 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
31 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 2 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD393765 Martin Chadwick
31 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 2 males 1 female 12080.jpeg
29 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY404570 Martin Keiller
24 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller One female, two males.
17 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Start of 2nd generation here, a male.
12 Jul 2017 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 Dave O'Brien
26 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Brantwood Coniston SD312958 John Mounsey Full sun, upper 20s deg.C, light southerly breeze.
26 May 2017 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller One still flying at 8:15pm. My last first-generation Holly Blue (...)
24 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 University of Cumbria grounds, Brampton Rd. Carlisle NY404571 Martin Keiller A female, egg-laying on a holly tree, 2.50pm.
19 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 St Michaels churchyard Stanwix Carlisle NY401570 Martin Keiller
19 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male
12 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male
11 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Withheld Withheld NY000000 G Ashworth
11 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Appeared to be ovipositing on our holly bush, but too high up to (...)
7 May 2017 Holly Blue 2 Tarraby Lane, Stanwix. Carlisle NY406577 William O'Brien
4 May 2017 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Both males
4 May 2017 Holly Blue 2 Nichols Moss Witherslack SD428832 Tom Dunbar 8623.jpeg
2 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret Eastlick
2 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane Carlisle NY406577 William O'Brien ♂ in the same holly bush as 23 April sighting.
1 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Male. Flew through garden without stopping.
1 May 2017 Holly Blue 1 Garden Grange over Sands SD40387821 Pam Wilson
27 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller A female, resting on raspberry about a metre from both holly and (...) 8454.jpeg
23 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Moss Meathop SD443815 Tom Dunbar
23 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Tarraby Lane, Stanwix. Carlisle NY406577 William O'Brien Male.
22 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 2 High Dam Finsthwaite SD366878 Mike Gregory Close to carpark basking in sunshine
15 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male 8443.jpeg
4 Apr 2017 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller A fresh male, flying in the sunshine along the ivy-covered wall (...)
17 Sep 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Female. My last 2nd-gen. Holly Blue for 2016. Since 27th July I (...)
7 Sep 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
2 Sep 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
27 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller 2 males and a fresh female.
24 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Both males, the first already flying at 9:05 a.m.
22 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Male, rather worn.
17 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
5 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD433834 Martin Chadwick BC field trip. Two hours observation at the nursery and the (...)
5 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
1 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 Dave O'Brien
1 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 2 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD392767 Martin Chadwick 70 minutes observation in and around the boundary of the quarry. (...)
1 Aug 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
29 Jul 2016 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD389747 Martin Chadwick Lane to the saltmarsh by the outdoor centre
27 Jul 2016 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD397768 Martin Chadwick In the garden
27 Jul 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Mating pair on ivy. Second generation. 6359.jpeg
7 Jun 2016 Holly Blue 1 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller My last first-generation holly blue for 2016. Since arriving in (...)
2 Jun 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
29 May 2016 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
23 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Michael Foley
22 May 2016 Holly Blue 2 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
18 May 2016 Holly Blue 3 Stanwix (garden) Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Including mating pair about 6m up on holly in next-door (...) 7417.jpeg
17 May 2016 Holly Blue 2 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Tom Dunbar Withheld
14 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Thwaite Head Ulverston SD3590 Allan Sumner
14 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440827 John Mounsey Largely sunny, fair breeze.30 mins. Male. Hovered around holly (...)
12 May 2016 Holly Blue 3 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Michael Foley Withheld 4850.jpeg
10 May 2016 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick resting on new beech leaves wings folded
21 Apr 2016 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD432834 Chris Winnick 20oC
19 Apr 2016 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret Eastlick Bright day, full sun, and hovering around holly
26 Aug 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 Martin Chadwick 45 minutes in and around the quarry. Sun 70%, T 17 Windy
16 Aug 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry above Allithwaite SD391766 David and Margaret Eastlick female
12 Aug 2015 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD396767 Martin Chadwick
4 Jul 2015 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Witherslack SD459852 Brian Snell
11 Jun 2015 Holly Blue 1 High Hows Wood Rosthwaite NY249165 Karen Mclellan
26 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD4686 John Mounsey Male. Windy, sunny, 16deg.
23 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick
13 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick
11 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret Eastlick
8 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Grange Ornamental gardens Grange over Sands SD411781 David Eastlick
7 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Road Grange over Sands SD397767 Martin Chadwick
4 May 2015 Holly Blue 2 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick sunny and calm
4 May 2015 Holly Blue 1 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Tom Dunbar
27 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Passing straight through the garden.
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD442818 Karen Bullimore
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 Martin Chadwick
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Wart Barrow Allithwaite SD394765 Martin Chadwick
23 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 2 Wyngarth, Allithwaite Road Grange over Sands SD406776 Martin Chadwick In garden
22 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Hodge Close Coniston NY317018 Brian Snell
22 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Yewbarrow Lodge gardens Grange over Sands SD408781 David Eastlick 16 deg C, full sun
22 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Garden Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret Eastlick
21 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Garden Centre Witherslack SD432835 Chris Winnick 18oC and bright sun
21 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Moss Grange-over-Sands SD442818 Ian Tallon Flying - never settled
21 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Meathop Witherslack SD447820 Mo Richards
18 Apr 2015 Holly Blue 1 Ambleside garden Ambleside NY377041 Pete Martin Female
24 Sep 2014 Holly Blue 1 Kirkhead Grange-over-Sands SD393756 Martin Chadwick
7 Aug 2014 Holly Blue 1 Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD390767 Martin Chadwick Warm and sunny. Lots of observers from a joint Cumbria BC field (...)
7 Aug 2014 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD388742 Martin Chadwick Warm and sunny. Many observers from a joint field trip of (...)
25 Jul 2014 Holly Blue 1 Kents Bank Grange-over-Sands SD397759 Martin Chadwick
18 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Tom Dunbar Withheld
16 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Wind Farm Workington NX992301 Brian & Denise Grundy 320.jpeg
14 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Warton Crag Warton SD493725 Chris Winnick 20c on a south facing slope. A superb LANCASHIRE site....welll (...)
6 May 2014 Holly Blue 2 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Brian Grundy
6 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 LA11 7JA Grange-over-Sands SD402777 David Eastlick
5 May 2014 Holly Blue 1 Whitbarrow White Scar Levens SD460853 David Eastlick
3 May 2014 Holly Blue 4 Whitbarrow Witherslack SD449865 Chris Winnick 14c and 50% cloud so not the best veiwing conditions.
29 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 3 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Chris Winnick Withheld
29 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 2 LA11 7JA Grange-over-Sands SD402777 David Eastlick
24 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD427839 Chris Winnick In a 30min walk
21 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 3 Withheld Withheld NY000000 Mo Richards Withheld
20 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 Mo Richards dte
20 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD443819 Mo Richards Woodland edge on the Moss
19 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD389745 David Eastlick 13 deg C 100% sun. Bit worn. Record altered from the earlier (...)
15 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Grange over Sands garden Grange over Sands SD397769 R. Eddleston flitting around hedge and landing on holly
14 Apr 2014 Holly Blue 1 Endmoor 2 Calvert Court Endmoor, Kendal SD538847 Brian Snell Landed in garden next door