Cumbria Butterfly Sightings: Scotch Argus

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
29 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 2 Quarry at end of The Tram Kendal SD505933 John Mounsey Nectaring at length on the two remaining Knapweeds in flower. 17008.jpeg
19 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 2 Kendal Fell Kendal SD505933 Chris Winnick 20oC Dull with a brief moment of sun!
16 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 15 Smardale Gill Smardale NY724065 Ian and Isabel Watts 4.30pm. Breezy 15oC, showers and sunshine. Active in the (...) 16717.jpeg
16 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Ian Watts 10.30am. Fresh, breezy 15oC, showers and sunshine. A small (...)
14 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 14 Smardale Gill Smardale NY724065 Ian Watts Midday, grey skies, 17oC. Visible even in very light rain, esp. (...) 16693.jpeg
13 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 6 Kettlewell Crag Kendal SD504933 Chris Winnick 20oC mix of sun and rain!
12 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 36 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY725067 Chris Winnick 21oC 20% sun very humid.....some faded, others quite fresh
10 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 16 Kettlewell Crag Kendal SD504934 Tom Dunbar Jointly with Chris Winnick. Thanks to Lindsey Gould for (...)
8 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4521777095 Richard Evans Overcast and windy. 16409.jpeg
6 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Adam McVeigh
5 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 14 Kendal Fell Kendal SD504933 Rosa Menendez At Kettlewell crag, several males and at least 3 females. 16247.jpeg
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 400 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY739082 Gary Hobson On our first visit we ourselves saw in excess of 400 individuals (...)
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 400 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY739082 Gary Hobson On our first visit we ourselves saw in excess of 400 individuals (...)
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 2007 Smardale Gill Smardale NY7206 Michael Addis There were 4 of us and we walked from Smardale carpark to the (...)
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453773 Rosa Menendez
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Rosa Menendez
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452771 Rosa Menendez
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456775 Rosa Menendez
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454775 Rosa Menendez
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 4 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453774 Rosa Menendez
4 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454774 Rosa Menendez
1 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 116 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY7207 Dave O'Brien 16174.jpeg
1 Aug 2018 Scotch Argus 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453773 Jeremy Bartlett
31 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 6 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453774 Neil Freeman Scattered along slope, much lower numbers than expected given (...)
31 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 7 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Neil Freeman Scattered along lower slope. Breezy but warm morning with good (...)
31 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD455775 Tom Dunbar An extensive search but worryingly very low numbers.
30 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 10 A685 road verge Kirkby Stephen NY715045 Dave Wainwright Mainly near lay-by but a couple c200m west
30 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 6 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Jeremy Bartlett
26 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 53 Smardale Gill Smardale SD440828 Andrew Cornall They wereWell spread out. Windy and 27 degrees! 15858.jpeg
26 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 107 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727069 David Phillips 3 in the cutting and one at the west end between the cutting and (...)
26 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 29 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727069 Sarah Mitchell
26 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453773 Tom and Felix Fitter
26 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 128 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 Tom Dunbar PM partial visit. Latest 6.30pm 15787.jpeg
25 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 18 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727069 Chris Winnick 24oC 90% sun faded
22 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 14 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY730070 Ian Tallon 10.40-15.30 Overcast 15555.jpeg
22 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 10 Arnside Knott Arnside SD453773 Mike Gregory 19degrees, overcast, light breeze
21 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 15 Arnside Knott Arnside SD455773 Mike Gregory
21 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Rosa Menendez
21 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD450772 Rosa Menendez
21 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451771 Rosa Menendez
21 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454773 Rosa Menendez
19 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 23 Smardale Gill Smardale NY744079 Andrew Cornall 15356.jpeg
19 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 35 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY7206 David Phillips Mostly sunny 22c
19 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 35 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY7206 David Phillips One of the many
18 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 12 Smardale Gill Smardale NY744079 Martin Partridge Warm weather 21oC some cloud light breeze 15242.jpeg
15 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 H Shacklock
15 Jul 2018 Scotch Argus 4 Kendal Fell Kendal SD504933 Lindsey Gould 4 males at kettlewell crag
1 Sep 2017 Scotch Argus 5 Smardale Gill Smardale NY744079 Andrew Cornall Quite tatty
22 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 20 Smardale Gill Smardale NY727068 Ian 11848.jpeg
17 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 11 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452774 Richard Evans 11858.jpeg
15 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 160 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY726074 Chris Winnick 17oC 60% sun.....would have been 200-300 but at times dull and (...)
15 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 26 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452774 Linda & Arthur Pennington
13 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 190 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 Tom Dunbar Countless numbers - 190 total undercount. Colony secure! 11638.jpeg
10 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 5 Layby nr Ravenstonedale sign Ravenstonedale NY744079 Andrew Cornall On layby grass bank 11492.jpeg
10 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Smardale NY744079 Andrew Cornall When the sun came out, everywhere you looked, there were Scotch (...) 11489.jpeg
9 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 13 Arnside Knott Arnside SD450772 Karen Bullimore
8 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 6 Arnside Knott Arnside SD450772 Chris Winnick 18oC 70%un
8 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 2 Newbiggin on Lune Newbiggin on Lune NY712048 Martin Chadwick On grass bank and verge by the lay-by on A685
8 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 105 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY729073 Martin Chadwick Dull and chilly. T14C About 25 Scotch Argus on the track N of (...)
7 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 74 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY7206 Dave O'Brien Numbered as part of a mark-release-recapture project by a (...) 11320.jpeg
5 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 29 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 Sarah Mitchell 11292.jpeg
3 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 12 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY726067 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 11254.jpeg
1 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 10 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY729074 Ian Tallon 11230.jpeg
1 Aug 2017 Scotch Argus 92 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727069 Rolf Farrell Mostly cloudy with some sunny spells. Strong breeze. 52 counted (...)
31 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 30 Arnside Knott Arnside SD451772 Neil Freeman Part cloud and breezy with sunny spells.
30 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 10 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457782 C Atherton & G McMullan 11155.jpeg
28 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 7 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Brian Arnold I am a member of BC Dorset branch visiting Arnside. 4 of the (...)
25 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 6 Arnside Knott Arnside SD455775 Karen Bullimore
24 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 2 Kendal Fell Kendal SD504933 Kevin Eaves 11046.jpeg
24 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 30 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456777 Pete Kinsella Newly emerging from 11.30-12.30
23 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452774 Linda & Arthur Pennington
19 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD455780 Chris Tracey We were staying at the campsite from 12th July and look every (...) 12611.jpeg
13 Jul 2017 Scotch Argus 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456774 Graeme Baker
23 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 20 Smardale Gill Smardale NY729075 Ian & Pauline Popely On knapweed & scabious along disused railway
18 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 26 Smardale Gill Smardale NY725063 Ernie Scarfe From the viaduct to Smardale bridge along the permissive path
18 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 2 Smardale Gill Smardale NY725068 Ernie Scarfe From Smardale bridge along old railway track to Smardale, only (...)
18 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 25 Smardale Gill Smardale NY729075 Ernie Scarfe & Pauline Sweet From Smardale to the viaduct on the railway track.
16 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 7 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452771 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 1.30pm - 3.00pm Past their best 7081.jpeg
6 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 6 Heathwaite Arnside SD448769 Linda & Arthur Pennington
6 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 57 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY727068 Margaret and David Eastlick On permissive path from viaduct to Smardale Bridge. Stronger (...) 6869.jpeg
6 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 10 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY714061 Margaret and David Eastlick between Brownber and Smardale viaduct on former track bed
6 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 80 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY7206 Martin Keiller 7776.jpeg
6 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 15 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 Mike Gregory All individuals showing signs of wind damage. No fresh (...)
5 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 5 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY730077 David Eastlick Very few butterflies seen on the former track bed between the (...)
5 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 3 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY716061 David Eastlick isolated sightings towards Newbiggin
5 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Newbiggin on Lune NY726067 David Eastlick gave up counting reliably because there were so many on the (...) 6785.jpeg
1 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 25 Arnside Knott - West Side Arnside SD452772 Dave Coleman 25 probably many more. Humid & cloudy but 20C in sunny spells ; (...)
1 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 68 Arnside Knott Arnside SD4577 Dave O'Brien
1 Aug 2016 Scotch Argus 36 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY728073 Ian Tallon 10.00am-13.00pm 6704.jpeg
31 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 30 Arnside Knott Wood Arnside SD452772 Iain Rogerson
31 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 6 Arnside Knott - West Side Arnside SD451771 Jools Ready 6859.jpeg
31 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 95 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452774 Linda & Arthur Pennington
31 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 10 Smardale Gill Smardale NY725065 Mike Gregory
31 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 5 Arnside Knott Wood Arnside SD453776 Phil Byle
30 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 4 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454776 James Bradbury
30 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 15 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452775 Martin Partridge
29 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 50 Arnside Knott Arnside SD455775 Simon Fenner Plenty of Scotch Argus about, some already looking quite faded, (...)
27 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 25 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY723063 Peter Boardman all just out in perfect condition
25 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 7 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456775 Karen Bullimore
25 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 12 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 Steve and Maggie East
23 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 20 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456775 Mike Gregory Good numbers and easy sightings in most of the upper meadows. (...)
22 Jul 2016 Scotch Argus 18 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452772 Steve and Maggie East
1 Sep 2015 Scotch Argus 1 Smardale Gill Smardale NY720061 Sue Shiels
25 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 6 A685 roadside Newbiggin on Lune NY714046 Tom Dunbar In company with Chris Winnick and Martin Chadwick
25 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 6 Breakyneck Scar area Newbiggin on Lune NY720053 Tom Dunbar In company with Chris Winnick and Martin Chadwick
23 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457789 Maria Pilling They never opened their wings because of the windy conditions 3581.jpeg
23 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 12 A685 roadside Newbiggin on Lune NY712049 Tom Dunbar Visited site given by AC. Included mated pair. Thanks Andrew. 3586.jpeg
23 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 314 Smardale Gill Crosby Garrett NY729072 Tom Dunbar 150 at Witches Stride above main path.
19 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 7 Roadside parking Area Ravenstonedale NY723040 Andrew Cornall I stopped at a roadside parking spot on the A685, just before (...) 3551.jpeg
19 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Smardale NY730075 Andrew Cornall Super Abundant, literally everywhere 3553.jpeg
15 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 68 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454774 Tom Dunbar
13 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 84 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY725068 Brian Snell Abundant
13 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 46 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY7207 Dave O'Brien
13 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 83 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 Tom Dunbar
12 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 100 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY728074 Graeme Baker
12 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 25 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457789 John Jakeman
11 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 48 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449772 Ian Tallon Dull day but fairly warm pm 3316.jpeg
5 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 40 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449772 Chris Winnick 20oC and 20% sun
5 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 40 Arnside Knott Arnside SD461749 Pat Cuttell 3224.jpeg
3 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 40 Arnside Knott Arnside SD449772 Dave Viles
2 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 Keith Mudd Looked freshly emerged. We covered approx. 2 miles stretch of (...)
2 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 4 Arnside Knott Wood Arnside SD449771 Nigel Maden
1 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 5 Arnside Knott Arnside SD448775 Dave Higginson-Tranter
1 Aug 2015 Scotch Argus 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD455774 Michael Williams
30 Jul 2015 Scotch Argus 6 Arnside Knott Arnside SD457789 Stefan McElwee 3103.jpeg
17 Sep 2014 Scotch Argus 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY725064 Tom Dunbar A surprise sighting despite cool conditions between sunny (...)
27 Aug 2014 Scotch Argus 15 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY728075 Martin Chadwick On the steep slope opposite the viaduct. Many faded but some in (...)
14 Aug 2014 Scotch Argus 70 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727078 Chris Winnick 19oC, calm, bright but only 20% sun
5 Aug 2014 Scotch Argus 99 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY736079 Karen Hargreave
28 Jul 2014 Scotch Argus 8 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452776 Michael Foley Numbers seem very low 1135.jpeg
26 Jul 2014 Scotch Argus 18 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY740078 R McDougall Most seen before viaduct