Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. Recorder Comment Image
13 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD438828 David Eastlick under the power cables in the newly cleared in sun
14 Oct 2020 Small White 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190711 Helen Wallace Sunny. 14C.
5 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny, warm
5 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 7 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny, warm
5 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny, warm
5 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny, warm
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny intervals & showers. On Buddleia.
1 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny but cold morning.
8 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny & warm. 29706.jpeg
8 Oct 2020 Small Copper 5 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Seen from along 400m of path. 4 on Ragwort, 1 on Bramble. Sunny, (...) 29694.jpeg
11 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell On Verbena Bonariensis.
4 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell On Verbena Bonariensis.
6 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin On Sedum 29691.jpeg
5 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick on ivy with hoverflies
5 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick on ivy with hoverflies
8 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Wetheral Carlisle NY459555 R H Jones on ivy in full sun
16 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards On Ivy
4 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell On Buddleia.
11 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell On Buddleia & Verbena Bonariensis.
11 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell On Buddleia & Verbena Bonariensis.
11 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell On Buddleia & Verbena Bonariensis.
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret Eastlick on buddleia
15 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 St Bees Head St Bees NX945145 Jake Manson On brambles
15 Oct 2020 Nettle-tap Moth 1 Kingmoor South NR Carlisle NY385586 Paul Kennedy Nettle-taps are the only micros I've seen for about a month (...) 29746.jpeg
8 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Nectaring on Ragwort.
8 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Nectaring on ivy
11 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret and David Eastlick Nectaring on buddliea at 10:00 in cool 12 deg C sunshine
12 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Nectaring on Buddleia during a brief dry spell. Cold.
8 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Nectaring on Bowles Mauve
11 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Morning sun.
5 Oct 2020 Grey Dagger 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189713 Helen Wallace Larva. 29679.jpeg
16 Oct 2020 Peacock 1 Milnthorpe Milnthorpe SD4968581653 Richard Evans Landed on windscreen when stuck in traffic jam on A6.
10 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Just outside garden.
21 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards In very fine condition on Ivy.
4 Oct 2020 Large White 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455786 Lynne Farrell In garden
20 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden Lowry Hill Road Carlisle NY389579 Martin Keiller Flying in the sunshine around 12.50pm
20 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Lowry Hill Road Carlisle NY389579 Martin Keiller Flying in the sunshine around 12.50pm
1 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Wetheral garden Carlisle NY462548 R H Jones first of 2020
6 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Female
4 Oct 2020 Comma 2 Ashmeadow Arnside SD453785 Lynne Farrell Feeding on Ivy
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 2 Ashmeadow Arnside SD453785 Lynne Farrell Feeding on Ivy
6 Oct 2020 Small Copper 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Faded
10 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Cool & breezy. Sunny spells.
14 Oct 2020 Wall Brown 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD188713 Helen Wallace Basking in sun near sea wall.
21 Oct 2020 Large White 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller A male, briefly sunning itself around 2.45pm. Rather tatty, but (...) 29781.jpeg
5 Oct 2020 Comma 2 Holehird Gardens Windermere NY411008 Chris Winnick 14oC sunny. on verbena bonarensis and winter heather
5 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 12 Holehird Gardens Windermere NY411008 Chris Winnick 14oC sunny. on verbena bonarensis and winter heather
5 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Holehird Gardens Windermere NY411008 Chris Winnick 14oC sunny. on verbena bonarensis and winter heather
5 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Holehird Gardens Windermere NY411008 Chris Winnick 14oC sunny. on verbena bonarensis and winter heather
5 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189710 Helen Wallace 14c. 50% sun. 12.50-13.20. Outer 1/3 of wing missing.
5 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Helen Wallace 14c. 50% sun. 12.50-13.20. On Ivy
5 Oct 2020 Small White 5 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189711 Helen Wallace 14c. 50% sun. 12.50-13.20.
11 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Ulverston SD287766 Helen Wallace 12c. Sunny.
14 Oct 2020 Small Copper 3 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Keiller 1 male, 2 females. All in quite fresh condition. 29743.jpeg
14 Oct 2020 Large White 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Keiller
14 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Keiller
14 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Keiller
14 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards
14 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards
11 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 5 Birkshill Garden Raughton Head NY377431 Keith Temple
11 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Birkshill Garden Raughton Head NY377431 Keith Temple
11 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Penrith NY389299 Lynne Farrell
10 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Coldwell Meadows Arnside SD479779 Lynne Farrell
10 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD480767 Lynne Farrell
10 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD428836 Martin & Gwen Tordoff
10 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
10 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
9 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
9 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
8 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Grasslot Maryport NY028354 John Callion
8 Oct 2020 Small White 5 Grasslot Maryport NY028354 John Callion
8 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Dallam Chase Milnthorpe SD496819 Roger Fellows
8 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
8 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
8 Oct 2020 Small White 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
7 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
7 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
7 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 29696.jpeg
7 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2020 Comma 1 Garden Uldale NY245368 Lorna Swift
6 Oct 2020 Large White 1 Garden Uldale NY245368 Lorna Swift
6 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 3 Garden Uldale NY245368 Lorna Swift
6 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Garden Uldale NY245368 Lorna Swift
6 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 8 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2020 Small White 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2020 Large White 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2020 Small White 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
4 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
4 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
4 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
4 Oct 2020 Peacock 1 Celleron Lane Penrith NY497260 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Celleron Lane Penrith NY497260 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2020 Small White 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2020 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2020 Small White 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden Holmrook SD079994 Tim Wayman
1 Oct 2020 Small Copper 4 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY402569 Martin Keiller 29628.jpeg
1 Oct 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
1 Oct 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell