Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. Recorder Comment Image
7 Nov 2020 Red Admiral 2 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
7 Nov 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
4 Nov 2020 Red Admiral 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Both nectaring on Ivy between 11am and 12.15pm. Sunny but rather (...) 29802.jpeg
21 Nov 2020 Winter Moth 1 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY38765972 Paul Kennedy Flightless female found on car park fence at the woodland edge, (...) 29818.jpeg
21 Nov 2020 Winter Moth 1 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY38555953 Paul Kennedy Flightless female on a steel cabinet at the CNDR underpass, and (...) 29816.jpeg
21 Nov 2020 Winter Moth 1 Kingmoor North NR Carlisle NY38695966 Paul Kennedy Flightless female found on the back of a wooden bench in mixed (...) 29817.jpeg
11 Nov 2020 Northern Winter Moth 1 Kingmoor Sidings NR Carlisle NY38715734 Paul Kennedy Male perched on trunk of birch tree in largely birch woodland. (...) 29815.jpeg
9 Nov 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller Nectaring on flowers of an evergreen shrub for a few minutes (...) 29813.jpeg
9 Nov 2020 Red Admiral 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Nectaring on Ivy or basking in the weak sunshine, 10.30-11.00am, (...) 29814.jpeg
7 Nov 2020 Comma 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
7 Nov 2020 Peacock 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
7 Nov 2020 Wall Brown 1 Lindale Recreation Ground Lindale SD417803 D Jackson
7 Nov 2020 Peacock 1 Uldale Egremont NY05231268 Jake Manson
7 Nov 2020 Red Admiral 1 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD391737 Martin Chadwick Flying over grassland. Midday sunshine. Temperature about 12C
6 Nov 2020 Comma 1 Dalston garden Carlisle NY36564988 Ian J Armstrong Hazy sunshine 29805.jpeg
6 Nov 2020 Red Admiral 1 Combcrag wood Gilsland NY592651 Peter Howard Basking in sheltered glade
4 Nov 2020 Comma 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Sunning itself at 11.20 this morning. My first since 21st Sept. 29803.jpeg