Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. Recorder Comment Image
19 Dec 2019 Scarce Umber 1 Watch Hill Wood Brampton NY52335846 Paul Kennedy Measured at about 9mm in length. Wing stumps seem very small (...) 24497.jpeg
3 Dec 2019 Mottled Umber 1 Low Ploughlands Kirkbampton NY279567 Paul Kennedy Mottled Umber (male) found on a fencepost at the woodland edge. 24493.jpeg
3 Dec 2019 Small Tortoiseshell 1 House Dalton in Furness SD232741 Helen Wallace Seen from outside clinging to net curtain.
6 Dec 2019 Brimstone 1 Holme Park Quarry LNR Burton-in-Kendal SD5378 Roger Fellows This is the individual I reported a week or so ago. I was (...)
30 Dec 2019 Brimstone 1 Holme Park Quarry LNR Burton-in-Kendal SD5378 Roger Fellows Probably the same individual as previously mentioned. Seems to (...)
23 Dec 2019 Winter Moth 1 Greenside Kendal SD510924 John Mounsey Male, to lighted window.
19 Dec 2019 Red Admiral 1 Brown Robin, Windermere Rd Grange over Sands SD411792 David Jackson Flying high and strongly, about 12 degrees and heavily (...)
27 Dec 2019 Red-green Carpet 1 16 LA11 7JA Grange over Sands SD403777 Margaret and David Eastlick Seen on outside of glass door panel on a mild damp evening (...) 24500.jpeg