Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
26 Feb 2020 Peacock 1 Calvert Court Endmoor SD538847 Brian and Lindsey Snell Flying v slowly in sun
25 Feb 2020 Peacock 1 Ashrigg Grange over Sands SD402781 Doreen Howard
26 Feb 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Birkshill Raughton Head NY377431 Keith Temple
4 Feb 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Gable Wall Of House Corby, nr Carlisle NY471544 L Swift and T Dixon Sunning on white wall
4 Feb 2020 Peacock 1 Serpentine Wood edge Kendal SD5092 LINDSEY Gould Basking in the sun
18 Feb 2020 Agonopterix arenella 1 Kingmoor South NR Carlisle NY38855892 Paul Kennedy Agonopterix arenella found under glass (hibernating?) on a (...) 24512.jpeg
8 Feb 2020 Brimstone 1 Holme Park Quarry LNR Burton-in-Kendal SD5378 Roger Fellows This is presumably the same individual from previous reports - I (...)