Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Annual First Sightings

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First Butterfly Sightings in 2022

Butterfly Name Date of First Sighting
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 8 May 2022
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 7 May 2022
Small Blue 6 May 2022
Wall Brown 4 May 2022
Duke of Burgundy 27 Apr 2022
Small Heath 24 Apr 2022
Dingy Skipper 23 Apr 2022
Common Blue 20 Apr 2022
Small Copper 17 Apr 2022
Green Hairstreak 16 Apr 2022
Speckled Wood 10 Apr 2022
Orange-tip 26 Mar 2022
Large White 25 Mar 2022
Green-veined White 25 Mar 2022
Small White 23 Mar 2022
Holly Blue 22 Mar 2022
Comma 18 Mar 2022
Red Admiral 18 Mar 2022
Brimstone 15 Mar 2022
Small Tortoiseshell 18 Jan 2022
Peacock 17 Jan 2022

Number of butterfly species recorded: 21.

First Day-Flying Moth Sightings in 2022

Moth Name Date of First Sighting
Pyrausta ostrinalis 15 May 2022
Silver-ground Carpet 14 May 2022
Cinnabar 14 May 2022
Purple Bar 14 May 2022
Mother Shipton 14 May 2022
Adela reamurella 13 May 2022
Brown Silver-line 13 May 2022
Burnet Companion 12 May 2022
Small Yellow Underwing 12 May 2022
Common Carpet 10 May 2022
Flame Carpet 9 May 2022
Microptera calthella 8 May 2022
Speckled Yellow 8 May 2022
Emperor Moth 8 May 2022
Anania Funebris 8 May 2022
Streamer 20 Apr 2022
Hummingbird Hawk-moth 20 Apr 2022
Common Heath 19 Apr 2022
Esperia sulphurella 15 Apr 2022
Firethorn Leaf Miner 15 Apr 2022
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 14 Apr 2022
Early Grey 27 Mar 2022
Common Quaker 25 Mar 2022
March moth 12 Mar 2022
Pale-brindled Beauty 14 Jan 2022

Number of moth species recorded: 25.