Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
20 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Longlands Cleator NY01261294 Jake Manson
20 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 St Helena Egremont NY01871142 Jake Manson
20 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Uldale Egremont NY03321179 Jake Manson
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 3 Mockerkin Mockerkin NY090233 John Callion
25 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Mockerkin Mockerkin NY090233 John Callion
22 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Mockerkin Mockerkin NY090233 John Callion
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Wedholme Flow Wigton NY232537 Mike Porter
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Whitrigglees area Wigton NY246566 Mike Porter
22 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Adjacent to How Farm, Portinscale Keswick NY247243 Tony Marsh In the warmth of the afternoon
22 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Uldale Uldale NY252370 James Macgregor Warm and sunny.
31 Mar 2020 Hebrew Character 1 Tilberthwaite Coniston NY305011 Mo Richards Seen on a Daffodil!
31 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Tilberthwaite Coniston NY305011 Mo Richards 10am temp, 8 degrees seen before the sun went in.
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 3 Tilberthwaite Coniston NY305011 Mo Richards Warm and sunny
27 Mar 2020 Peacock 4 Little Landale Coniston NY316028 Mo Richards
26 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Sowerby Wood Dalston NY365520 Michael Williams
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Sowerby Wood Dalston NY365520 Michael Williams
26 Mar 2020 Painted Lady 1 Dalston garden Carlisle NY36564987 Ian J Armstrong Very early record for me. Flying around garden in bright (...)
25 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Low Moorlands Dalston NY368506 Michael Williams Rescued from sunlounge!
25 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 R. Caldew Dalston NY371505 Michael Williams
23 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Birkshill Garden Raughton Head NY377431 Keith Temple
5 Mar 2020 Ruby Tiger 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY401568 Martin Keiller Larva, starting to spin its pupation cocoon. 24518.jpeg
19 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Sunning itself on paving stones at noon.
5 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Settled briefly on house wall. Sunny but cool.
22 Mar 2020 Comma 1 High Mill Winster NY416941 Steve Douglas
22 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garlands Carlisle NY432542 Georgina Collins Resting in sunny garden
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garlands Carlisle NY434534 Georgina Collins On celandines
19 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Opposite Carlton Clinic Carlisle NY434534 Georgina Collins
23 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Wetheral Greenacres Wetheral NY462550 R H Jones
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny & warm.
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Midday. Sunny & warm.
28 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Garden Holmrook SD079995 Tim Wayman
28 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Garden Holmrook SD079995 Tim Wayman
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garden Ca191yf Holmrook SD079995 Tim Wayman On celandines
19 Mar 2020 Comma 2 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189714 Helen Wallace Full sun.One landed on me x3. 24519.jpeg
19 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Ormsgill Slag Banks Barrow-in-Furness SD189714 Helen Wallace In field between car park & railway bridge.
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Scales Ulverston SD269723 Helen Wallace Short cycle ride. On substation wall.
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Urswick Tarn Urswick SD269746 Helen Wallace Basking in sun.
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Mountbarrow Rd Ulverston SD284762 Helen Wallace Flying.
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Ulverston SD286767 Helen Wallace On daffodil & camelia. 14c & sunny.
22 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Footpath Ulverston SD286776 Helen Wallace
28 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Garden Nibthwaite SD294897 Ian Fishwick In bright sunlight amongst daffodils
28 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Garden Nibthwaite SD294897 Ian Fishwick
28 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Garden Nibthwaite SD294897 Ian Fishwick
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 5 Wharton Tarn Coniston SD331987 Mo Richards Warm and sunny
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Wharton Tarn Coniston SD331987 Mo Richards Warm and sunny
23 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Grizedale Forest Hawkshead SD337979 Mo Richards
22 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Ellerside Holker SD355785 Martin Chadwick male flew across the road
23 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Hampsfell Grange over Sands SD397786 David Eastlick flying determinly south east at head height hazy sun, little (...)
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Grange Fell Road Grange over Sands SD399778 David Eastlick
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Hampsfell Grange over Sands SD399798 David Eastlick near south gate of FC clear felled land Seen on my daily (...)
24 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Simpson Ground High Newton SD4086 David Johnson
26 Mar 2020 Brimstone 2 Rockwell Gardens Grange over Sands SD403782 Pam Wilson Very warm and sunny
26 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Rockwell Gardens Grange over Sands SD403782 Pam Wilson Very warm and sunny
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Rockwell Gardens Grange over Sands SD403782 Pam Wilson Very warm and sunny
22 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Garden Grange over Sands SD403782 Pam Wilson Sunny day Emerged from beech hedge
5 Mar 2020 Comma 2 Rockwell Gardens Grange over Sands SD403782 Pam Wilson Briefly flying around garden. Sunny.
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Hampsfell Grange over Sands SD405795 David Eastlick The same one in the same place on 22 March? Very warm in sun, (...)
22 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Hampsfell Grange over Sands SD405795 David Eastlick one peacock identified on ground, flew off and joined by a (...)
24 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Simpson Ground High Newton SD406871 David Johnson
22 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Brocca Cottage Lindale SD416802 D Jackson
22 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Brocca Cottage Lindale SD416802 D Jackson
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Cartmel Fell Church High Newton SD416880 Margaret and David Eastlick on celandine full sun no wind blue sky 14 deg C in shade
25 Mar 2020 Brimstone 3 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
25 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 8 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson Too many to count precisely, focusing on usual young nettle (...)
22 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
22 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
22 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 7 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson All flying wildly together= a cloud??
26 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Hodge Hill High Newton SD420883 Margaret and David Eastlick composite grid reference between Hodge Hill and River Winster on (...)
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 5 Hodge Hill High Newton SD420883 Margaret and David Eastlick composite grid reference between Hodge Hill and River Winster on (...)
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Hodge Hill High Newton SD420883 Margaret and David Eastlick composite grid reference between Hodge Hill and River Winster on (...)
23 Mar 2020 Brimstone 2 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD432834 Martin Chadwick males
23 Mar 2020 Peacock 3 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD432834 Martin Chadwick
25 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD432874 Chris Winnick 16oC full sun
25 Mar 2020 Comma 2 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD432874 Chris Winnick 16oC full sun
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 8 Howe Ridding Woods Witherslack SD432874 Chris Winnick 16oC full sun
25 Mar 2020 Brimstone 3 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD433834 Chris Winnick 16oC full sun
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Halecat Woods Witherslack SD433834 Chris Winnick 16oC full sun
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 3 Witherslack Woods Witherslack SD435866 Chris Winnick 16oC full sun
22 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440827 Mo Richards Sunny, bit of a chill wind.
20 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440827 D Jackson
25 Mar 2020 Brimstone 5 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440828 D Jackson
25 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440828 D Jackson
25 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD440828 D Jackson
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Arnside village Arnside Heathwaite SD446782 Lynne Farrell Flying along the water's edge on the shore
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Arnside village Arnside SD452783 Lynne Farrell In Phil Taylor's front garden 4pm
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Arnside village Arnside Village SD452784 Lynne Farrell In old walled garedn
5 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Wakebarrow Levens SD45428668 David Eastlick female, super sunny day ca 10 deg C
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Arnside village Arnside Village SD455785 Lynne Farrell Flying through garden
26 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Arnside village Arnside Village SD455785 Lynne Farrell Male flying through garden
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Arnside village Arnside Village SD455785 Lynne Farrell Flying through garden
25 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Arnside village Arnside Village SD455785 Lynne Farrell Male flying through garden
25 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Arnside Signal Box Arnside SD458790 Roger Fellows At least three, suspect four.
23 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Arnside Signal Box Arnside SD458790 Roger Fellows
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 5 White Scar Whitbarrow Levens SD458851 Chris Winnick 18oC Full sun
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 White Scar Whitbarrow Levens SD458851 Chris Winnick 18oC Full sun
23 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD481773 Lynne Farrell On limestone pavement
23 Mar 2020 Brimstone 2 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD483769 Lynne Farrell Males flying quickly
23 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD483774 Lynne Farrell In grassland
23 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD483774 Lynne Farrell In grassland
26 Mar 2020 Comma 1 Kent Close Bowston SD497966 John Peatfield
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 5 Kent Close Bowston SD497966 John Peatfield
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Kent Close Bowston SD497966 John Peatfield
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garden Burneside SD507951 Sue Shiels
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Burneside SD507951 Sue Shiels
27 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Male. Might have been 2, but probably the same one twice. Full (...)
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey 2 chasing each other. Full sun, cool breeze.
26 Mar 2020 Small White 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Flitted about the garden but not seen to feed. Sunny, air temp. (...)
23 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Sunny, still. Nectaring on Primula denticulata.
22 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Nectaring on Primula denticulata then digesting its meal in a (...)
25 Mar 2020 Brimstone 1 Queen's Road Kendal SD511931 Chris Winnick 17oC full sun
25 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Queen's Road Kendal SD511931 Chris Winnick 17oC full sun
24 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Garden Holme SD522790 Steve Matthewman Garden at lunchtime
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Eastgate, Sandylands Kendal SD52389322 Gary Gould 2 flying through garden
22 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Bird's Park Farm Kendal SD535931 Philip Key
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Calvert Court Endmoor SD538847 Brian and Lindsey Snell
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Calvert Court Endmoor SD538847 Brian and Lindsey Snell
27 Mar 2020 Peacock 5 Peasey Beck Crooklands SD539840 Brian and Lindsey Snell
27 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Peasey Beck Crooklands SD539840 Brian and Lindsey Snell
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 2 Old Sedbergh Road Kendal SD546926 Philip Key
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Old Sedbergh Road Kendal SD546926 Philip Key
24 Mar 2020 Peacock 1 Hagg Hill Top, New Hutton Kendal SD548912 Robert Petley-Jones
26 Mar 2020 Peacock 5 Sillfield Beck Gatebeck SD549852 Brian and Lindsey Snell
26 Mar 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Sillfield Beck Gatebeck SD549852 Brian and Lindsey Snell