Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Annual First Sightings

First Butterfly Sightings in 2021

Butterfly Name Date of First Sighting
Dark Green Fritillary 10 Jun 2021
Large Skipper 8 Jun 2021
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 Jun 2021
Northern Brown Argus 5 Jun 2021
Grayling 4 Jun 2021
Meadow Brown 4 Jun 2021
Mountain Ringlet 1 Jun 2021
Marsh Fritillary 30 May 2021
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 27 May 2021
Duke of Burgundy 24 May 2021
Small Blue 16 May 2021
Small Heath 14 May 2021
Wall Brown 11 May 2021
Dingy Skipper 24 Apr 2021
Common Blue 19 Apr 2021
Holly Blue 3 Apr 2021
Small White 30 Mar 2021
Large White 20 Mar 2021
Orange-tip 20 Mar 2021
Green-veined White 20 Mar 2021
Green Hairstreak 20 Mar 2021
Small Copper 20 Mar 2021
Speckled Wood 20 Mar 2021
Painted Lady 16 Mar 2021
Comma 16 Mar 2021
Red Admiral 2 Mar 2021
Brimstone 1 Mar 2021
Peacock 28 Feb 2021
Small Tortoiseshell 30 Jan 2021

Number of butterfly species recorded: 29.

First Day-Flying Moth Sightings in 2021

Moth Name Date of First Sighting
Esperia sulphurella 8 Jun 2021
Chimney Sweeper 7 Jun 2021
Small Yellow Underwing 6 Jun 2021
Lead Belle 6 Jun 2021
Glyphipterix thrasonella 6 Jun 2021
Glyphipterix simpliciella 6 Jun 2021
Cauchas fibulella 5 Jun 2021
Micropterix aruncella 5 Jun 2021
Grass Rivulet 4 Jun 2021
Eyed Hawkmoth 3 Jun 2021
Spindle Ermine 2 Jun 2021
Brown Silver-line 1 Jun 2021
Crambus lathoniellus 1 Jun 2021
Elephant Hawkmoth 31 May 2021
Currant Pug 29 May 2021
Red Twin-spot Carpet 29 May 2021
Common Swift 29 May 2021
Micropterix aureatella 29 May 2021
Light Brown Apple Moth 29 May 2021
Bird-cherry Ermine 25 May 2021
Northern Eggar 25 May 2021
Common Carpet 24 May 2021
Microptera calthella 22 May 2021
Cinnabar 19 May 2021
Oak Eggar 18 May 2021
Speckled Yellow 16 May 2021
Ancyslis badiana 15 May 2021
Micropterix calthella 15 May 2021
Pammene rhediella 15 May 2021
Small Phoenix 12 May 2021
Burnet Companion 26 Apr 2021
Latticed Heath 24 Apr 2021
Mother Shipton 24 Apr 2021
Brimstone Moth 24 Apr 2021
Common Heath 15 Apr 2021
Early Tooth-striped 11 Apr 2021
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 9 Apr 2021
Diurnea fagella 9 Apr 2021
Emperor Moth 31 Mar 2021
Acleris literana 30 Mar 2021
Ypsolopha ustella 30 Mar 2021
Spring Usher 1 Feb 2021

Number of moth species recorded: 42.