Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 13 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
8 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 12 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
11 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 10 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24351.jpeg
2 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 10 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24236.jpeg
12 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 8 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
18 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 7 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny
14 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 7 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
12 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 7 Station Grange over Sands SD412781 Roger Fellows There were at least this many, on ivy, at the Arnside end of the (...)
10 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 7 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 6 Hagg Hill Top, New Hutton Kendal SD54879127 Robert Petley-Jones Feeding on buddleia
8 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Very windy. 24322.jpeg
4 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24297.jpeg
4 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
23 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 5 Lindeth Howe Bowness-on-Windermere SD400953 Mike Porter
12 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 5 Askham Penrith NY518240 Sarah Mitchell 4 of them nectaring on Ivy.
9 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24333.jpeg
7 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 5 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny pm
4 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24298.jpeg
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 5 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller All flying in approx WSW direction without stopping, during (...)
2 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 5 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Full sun all day.
21 Oct 2019 Comma 4 Hagg Hill Top, New Hutton Kendal SD54879127 Robert Petley-Jones Feeding on buddleia
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Biggins Biggins SD601782 Roger Fellows Three fresh-looking - all on ivy
17 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny.
16 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
15 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
12 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Askham Penrith NY518240 Sarah Mitchell All nectaring on Ivy.
8 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick 2 nectaring on ivy 1 nrctaring on buddleia 1 disconsantly (...)
6 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Garden Appleby in Westmorland NY666202 Ivan Welsh On rotting apples 24245.jpeg
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 4 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 4 New Mills garden Brampton NY549617 Peter Howard 2 on golden buddleia, 2 on rotting fallen apples
17 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 3 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller
17 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
17 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 3 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny spells.
17 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny.
12 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
8 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 3 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
8 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 3 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny pm
2 Oct 2019 Small White 3 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller 2 females, 1 male.
24 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Beck Head Witherslack SD4536784631 Tom Dunbar Nectaring on ivy.
23 Oct 2019 Comma 2 Hagg Hill Top, New Hutton Kendal SD548912 Robert Petley-Jones buddleia
23 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Hagg Hill Top, New Hutton Kendal SD548912 Robert Petley-Jones buddleia
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Hutton Roof Crags Hutton Roof SD564783 Roger Fellows possibly migrating, certainly moving away with purpose
18 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 2 Low Moorlands Dalston, Carlisle NY368506 Michael Williams On garden buddleia
18 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24386.jpeg
17 Oct 2019 Comma 2 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Both nectaring on ivy 24475.jpeg
16 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Cartmel Road Grange over Sands SD395772 David Eastlick near ivy in sun shine
16 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Humphrey Head Allithwaite SD389742 Martin Chadwick
16 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
14 Oct 2019 Fox Moth 2 Meathop Moss Witherslack SD444815 Ian Tallon Caterpillar 24361.jpeg
14 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards On Ivy, temp 13 degrees.
11 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret and David Eastlick on buddleia in brightening sky
8 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Garden Ulverston SD287766 Helen Wallace 11.50am. 12c. sunny. On rudbeckia, sedum & buddleia.
8 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 2 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller 24472.jpeg
8 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller
4 Oct 2019 Comma 2 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny pm
4 Oct 2019 Small White 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
3 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 2 Charney Road Grange over Sands SD402777 Margaret and David Eastlick Full sun no wind on ivy
2 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 2 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 2 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards
2 Oct 2019 Peacock 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2019 Small White 2 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
30 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards on Ivy
30 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Arnside Knott Wood Arnside SD453772 Tom Dunbar Resting on bracken in sunshine. 10 deg C. 24442.jpeg
29 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Irton Fell Nether Wasdale NY13840246 Jake Manson Flew past on brisk easterly wind
29 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Grange over Sands Grange over Sands SD411781 Martin Chadwick Nectaring on Abelia flower
29 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller After 2 frosty nights, flying around noon in full sun.
29 Oct 2019 Peacock 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
29 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24440.jpeg
29 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Keswick NY256245 Tony Marsh On Verbena Boniarensis
28 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Allonby Allonby NY081433 John Callion
28 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Kents Bank sea wall path Kents Bank SD395752 Martin Chadwick Sunny. Temperature 8C Flew from ivy
26 Oct 2019 Red-green Carpet 1 Kingmoor Sidings NR Carlisle NY38595800 Paul Kennedy Found on fencepost at woodland edge. 24431.jpeg
24 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Conishead Rd Ulverston SD286778 Helen Wallace Flying. Sunny & sheltered.
24 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell Resting on wooden fence in the garden in sun
24 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Nectaring on ivy
24 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell 24426.jpeg
24 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
24 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
24 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
24 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
24 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Beck Head Witherslack SD4536784631 Tom Dunbar Nectaring on ivy.
23 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Lindeth Howe Bowness-on-Windermere SD400953 Mike Porter
23 Oct 2019 The Streak 1 Hagg Hill Top, New Hutton Kendal SD548912 Robert Petley-Jones in moth trap
23 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
23 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
22 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
22 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
22 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
22 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Bowness Cemetery Bowness-on-Windermere SD399963 Andrew Rhodes Feeding on Ivy flowers
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick Sunshine and passing through
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Southwaite NY446450 Jane Rickerby On windfall pears
21 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Birkshill Garden Raughton Head NY377431 Keith Temple
21 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell On Bowles Mauve wall flower
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Wilf's Cafe, Staveley Kendal SD471983 Martin and Gwen Tordoff sunny but cool
21 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Biggins Biggins SD601782 Roger Fellows Fresh-looking and on ivy
21 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
21 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
21 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
21 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
20 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Low Fell Crosthwaite SD420909 John Mounsey Intermittent sunshine. Sitting on tree branch about 3meters (...)
18 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell On Bowles Mauve again. This plant has supported numerous (...)
18 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
18 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Low Moorlands Dalston, Carlisle NY368506 Michael Williams On garden buddleia
18 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny
18 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
18 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
18 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
17 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller
17 Oct 2019 Ruby Tiger 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller Larva crossing path 24479.jpeg
17 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny spells.
17 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny spells. All on Ivy
17 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny. 24372.jpeg
17 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny.
17 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell Sunny.
16 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick on ivy in sun shine
16 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Uldale NY249368 L Swift
16 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Uldale NY249368 L Swift pristine condition
16 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
16 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY400573 William O'Brien
15 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Wetheral Greenacres Wetheral NY461550 R H Jones Disturbed off ground . Overcast
14 Oct 2019 Small White 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
14 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
14 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards On Ivy, temp 13 degrees.
14 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
12 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick on buddleia in sun
12 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick on buddleia in sun
12 Oct 2019 Small Copper 1 Simpson Ground High Newton SD406871 David Johnson Feeding on devils bit scabious
12 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Simpson Ground High Newton SD406871 David Johnson Feeding on devils bit scabious
12 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Appleby in Westmorland NY666202 Ivan Welsh
12 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Appleby in Westmorland NY666202 Ivan Welsh
12 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny interval
12 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny interval
12 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny interval
12 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny interval
12 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Coniston village Coniston SD305976 Mo Richards Sunny interval
12 Oct 2019 Angle Shades 1 Station Grange over Sands SD412781 Roger Fellows Resting on a noticeboard at the entrance
12 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Station Yard Arnside SD461787 Roger Fellows
12 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Askham Penrith NY518240 Sarah Mitchell
12 Oct 2019 Small White 1 Askham Penrith NY518240 Sarah Mitchell
12 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
11 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 David Eastlick Untangled from a spider web, picked off all the tatty bits of (...)
11 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Pasture Houses Wigton NY239554 Mike Porter
11 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
11 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
10 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
10 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
9 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Brewery Arts Centre Kendal SD5141192369 Richard Evans On buddleia
9 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
9 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
8 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Ulverston SD287766 Helen Wallace Nectaring on plum. 24315.jpeg
8 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller Nectaring on ivy 24470.jpeg
8 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
8 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
8 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Hayes Garden Centre Ambleside NY376039 Mo Richards On Potentilla
8 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Hayes Garden Centre Ambleside NY376039 Mo Richards On Potentilla
8 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
7 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
7 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2019 Small White 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
6 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Stanwix Carlisle NY399576 William O'Brien
5 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Sockenber Park Kings Meaburn NY628208 Diana Yerkess Not 100% sure as not an expert at all!
5 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
5 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
4 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Garden Ulverston SD287766 Helen Wallace On apple tree. 17c. Sunny
4 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Ulverston SD287766 Helen Wallace On Buddleia. 16c
4 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden Ulverston SD287766 Helen Wallace On Buddleia. 16c
4 Oct 2019 Peacock 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny pm
4 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Holehird Gardens Troutbeck Bridge NY410007 Mo Richards Sunny pm
4 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
3 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
3 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2019 Large White 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell In garden
2 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Arnside village Arnside SD455785 Lynne Farrell In garden
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Pool Bank Witherslack SD429879 Lynne Farrell In orchard
2 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Pool Bank Witherslack SD429879 Lynne Farrell In orchard
2 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Charney Road Grange over Sands SD402777 Margaret and David Eastlick Full sun no wind on ivy
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Garden 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret and David Eastlick Full sun no wind on buddleia
2 Oct 2019 Comma 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Red Admiral 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller Nectaring on Sedum
2 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Eden Bridge Gardens Carlisle NY400567 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Large White 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller Male
2 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Rickerby Park Carlisle NY403570 Martin Keiller Nectaring on ragwort
2 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Stanwix garden Carlisle NY402572 Martin Keiller
2 Oct 2019 Painted Lady 1 Anthorn Wigton NY194581 Mike Porter Looking rather faded.
2 Oct 2019 Angle Shades 1 Finglandrigg Wood Kirkbampton NY27505640 Paul Kennedy There seems to be a lot of these about this year. 24230.jpeg
2 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 New Mills garden Brampton NY549617 Peter Howard on golden buddleia
2 Oct 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 New Mills garden Brampton NY549617 Peter Howard on golden buddleia
2 Oct 2019 Silver Y 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell
2 Oct 2019 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Penrith NY499267 Sarah Mitchell