Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. Recorder Comment Image
1 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 2 Helsington Barrows Kendal SD493902 Philip Key
1 Aug 2020 Epinotia nisella 1 Kingstown Wildlife Pond area Carlisle NY39375879 Paul Kennedy 28250.jpeg
1 Aug 2020 Wall Brown 1 Aikhead Lonning WIGTON NY243490 Mike Porter Bright and breezy.
1 Aug 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 5 Aikhead Lonning WIGTON NY243490 Mike Porter Bright and breezy.
1 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 1 Aikhead Lonning WIGTON NY243490 Mike Porter Bright and breezy.
1 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 1 Aikhead Lonning WIGTON NY243490 Mike Porter Bright and breezy.
1 Aug 2020 Peacock 2 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell In garden on Purple Knight Buddleja
1 Aug 2020 Large White 3 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell In garden
1 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell In garden
1 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 3 High Farm Grange over Sands SD403787 David Eastlick brighter less wind
1 Aug 2020 Comma 1 High Farm Grange over Sands SD403787 David Eastlick brighter less wind on buddleia
1 Aug 2020 Grayling 2 Hampsfell Cartmel SD394793 David Eastlick overcast, breezy above Bowick's Aynsome and Longlands settled (...)
1 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 1 Grange Fell Road Grange over Sands SD403787 David Eastlick brighter less wind
1 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 3 Springbank Farm, High Walton St Bees NX984128 Carole Woodman windy, sunny.
1 Aug 2020 Peacock 2 Springbank Farm, High Walton St Bees NX984128 Carole Woodman windy, sunny.
1 Aug 2020 Comma 1 Springbank Farm, High Walton St Bees NX984128 Carole Woodman windy, sunny. 28230.jpeg
2 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 2 Slack Head Beetham MILNTHORPE SD486794 Roger Fellows
2 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Slack Head Beetham MILNTHORPE SD486794 Roger Fellows
2 Aug 2020 Comma 1 Slack Head Beetham MILNTHORPE SD486794 Roger Fellows
2 Aug 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Sandside MILNTHORPE SD481810 Roger Fellows
2 Aug 2020 Small Skipper 9 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 2 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 8 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 1 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Dark Green Fritillary 1 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Antler Moth 1 Grizedale Forest Coniston SD337979 Mo Richards
2 Aug 2020 Scalloped Oak 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Scalloped Oak, to light in porch.
2 Aug 2020 Antler Moth 1 Lyvennet Kings Meaburn NY619203 David Nattrass Feeding on creeping thistle whilst the sun was out in the (...) 28323.jpeg
2 Aug 2020 Peacock 3 Rawsons Track Levens SD46328585 David Eastlick aggregate grid reference two sightings near buddleia (...)
2 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 1 Rawson's Wood Levens SD46038690 David Eastlick overcast with sunny periods spreadeagled on track
2 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 3 DHW Yard Levens SD46328577 David Eastlick overcast with sunny periods on track to Rawsons aggregated (...)
2 Aug 2020 Small White 2 DHW Yard Levens SD46328577 David Eastlick overcast with sunny periods on track to Rawsons aggregated (...)
3 Aug 2020 Evergestis pallidata 1 Orton Moss NR Great Orton NY33915424 Paul Kennedy Tatty specimen found in damp meadow. 28292.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Small Heath 2 Binsey Ireby NY225355 Mike Porter
3 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Small White 18 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Small Skipper 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Small Copper 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Small Blue 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Small Blue 6 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190711 Martin Chadwick Bright sunshine later in the afternoon. Now at least six Small (...) 28309.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 50 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Grayling 9 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 11 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Common Blue 4 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190715 Martin Chadwick 85 minute circuit of the slag bank. Dull and breezy. temp 16C
3 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD430834 Margaret and David Eastlick overcast but dry Seen during a walk round of the Halecat (...)
3 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 2 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts
3 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Footpath Force forge SD335908 Helen Wallace Just after path divides to go South to force forge. Just below (...)
3 Aug 2020 Green Carpet 1 Footpath Force forge SD335909 Helen Wallace Just after path divides to go South to force forge. Just west of (...) 28289.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 1 Corker Lane Force forge SD332903 Helen Wallace Tatty. On top of wall.
3 Aug 2020 Small Blue 10 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow SD190711 Dinesh Patel Close to path near railway lines 28293.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Grayling 12 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow SD190711 Dinesh Patel Scattered on sloping paths 28294.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 20 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow SD190711 Dinesh Patel Scattered over site
3 Aug 2020 Common Blue 7 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow SD190711 Dinesh Patel Adjacent to paths on south facing slopes 28295.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Small Skipper 20 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 David Nattrass Seen in the afternoon when the sun came out - to the West, South (...) 28313.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Shaded Broad-bar 1 Smardale Gill Kirkby Stephen NY727070 David Nattrass Seen in the afternoon before the sun came out - to the East of (...) 28312.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Wall Brown 2 Drumburgh Moss Drumburgh NY254587 Anthony Marsh 28314.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Drumburgh Moss Drumburgh NY254587 Anthony Marsh 28315.jpeg
3 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Drumburgh Moss Drumburgh NY254587 Anthony Marsh
3 Aug 2020 Large White 3 Drumburgh Moss Drumburgh NY254587 Anthony Marsh
3 Aug 2020 Wall Brown 1 Campfield Marsh reserve Bowness-on-Solway NY199610 Anthony Marsh 28318.jpeg
5 Aug 2020 Wall Brown 1 Ivegill Carlisle NY406464 R H Jones
6 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Wetheral garden Wetheral NY462549 R H Jones
6 Aug 2020 Small Copper 1 Kingmoor Sidings NR Carlisle NY38595767 Paul Kennedy In the central scrubby area of the reserve. 28329.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Wall Brown 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD456776 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Small Skipper 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Silver-washed Fritillary 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 3 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 2 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454770 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Comma 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD452773 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Brimstone 1 Arnside Knott Arnside SD454770 Mike Porter Weather dull with heavy cloud and occasional drizzle. Little (...)
6 Aug 2020 Small Skipper 25 Orton Scar Crosby Ravensworth NY627113 David Nattrass During a short sunny period by a small syke in short grassland 28331.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Small Heath 5 Orton Scar Crosby Ravensworth NY627113 David Nattrass During a short sunny period by a small syke in short grassland 28332.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 2 Orton Scar Crosby Ravensworth NY627113 David Nattrass During a short sunny period by a small syke. 28330.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Dark Green Fritillary 1 Orton Scar Crosby Ravensworth NY627113 David Nattrass During a short sunny period by a small syke in short grassland 28333.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Small Heath 3 Burton Fell Burton in kendal SD544777 David Nattrass Late morning in the sun after an obviously very wet night 28335.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Grayling 5 Burton Fell Burton in kendal SD544777 David Nattrass During a short sunny period about 12.00hrs on the limestone (...) 28334.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Small Copper 1 Cummacatta Wood Keswick NY253169 Anthony Marsh Only 3 butterflies during a couple of sunny hours in the (...) 28353.jpeg
6 Aug 2020 Silver Y 1 Cummacatta Wood Keswick NY253169 Anthony Marsh Only 3 butterflies during a couple of sunny hours in the (...)
7 Aug 2020 Drinker 6 Sowerby Wood Dalston NY36585185 Paul Kennedy Drinker (?) eggs, ca 2.5mm long, found on gorse. Not specified (...) 28355.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 1 Field north of Brigsteer Wood. Kendal SD484885 John Mounsey Overcast, still. 24deg.C.
7 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 6 Brigsteer Wood Kendal SD485882 John Mounsey Overcast, still, 24deg.C. Southern end of bottom path flooded in (...)
7 Aug 2020 Small White 2 Brigsteer Wood Kendal SD485882 John Mounsey Overcast, still, 24deg.C. Southern end of bottom path flooded in (...)
7 Aug 2020 Silver-washed Fritillary 2 Brigsteer Wood Kendal SD485882 John Mounsey Male. Overcast, still, 24deg.C. Southern end of bottom path (...)
7 Aug 2020 Wall Brown 2 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40 28393.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40
7 Aug 2020 Shaded Broad-bar 7 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40 28394.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40 28389.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 3 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40
7 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 3 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40 Probably many more 28391.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 33 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40 Probably many more
7 Aug 2020 Common Blue 2 Sandscale Haws Barrow-in-Furness SD192742 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 13.30 - 15.40
7 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Small White 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Small Skipper 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Small Blue 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Small Blue 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm Another pair mating 28371.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Silver Y 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Shaded Broad-bar 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 22 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Grayling 7 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm 28366.jpeg
7 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 14 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Common Blue 6 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD190710 Ian Tallon & Mike Roberts 10.40am - 12.40pm
7 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 4 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Small White 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Small Blue 4 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Meadow Brown 13 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 4 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Grayling 3 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Gatekeeper 8 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Common Blue 7 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD192712 Helen Wallace Sunny intervals.
7 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Garlands Carlisle NY435541 Georgina Collins
7 Aug 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Garlands Carlisle NY433535 Georgina Collins
7 Aug 2020 Peacock 2 Garlands Carlisle NY433535 Georgina Collins
7 Aug 2020 Peacock 1 Garlands Carlisle NY436539 Georgina Collins
7 Aug 2020 Green-veined White 1 Garlands Carlisle NY433535 Georgina Collins
7 Aug 2020 Comma 1 Garlands Carlisle NY436539 Georgina Collins
7 Aug 2020 Small White 1 Sands Rd Ulverston SD289766 Charles Penfold On verbena in back garden
7 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 1 Sands Rd Ulverston SD289766 Charles Penfold On verbena in back garden
7 Aug 2020 Red Admiral 1 Cummacatta Wood Keswick NY253169 Anthony Marsh Only 3 butterflies during a sunny couple of hours
7 Aug 2020 Dark Green Fritillary 1 Cummacatta Wood Keswick NY253169 Anthony Marsh Only 3 butterflies during a sunny couple of hours. I think DGF, (...) 28352.jpeg