Cumbria Butterfly Sightings

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Date Species Number Life Stage Site Town Grid Ref. V. County Recorder Comment Image
24 Jun 2021 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Adult Sands Rd Ulverston SD289766 VC69 Westmorland Charles Penfold In the front garden 31337.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Small Heath 30 Adult Borrowdale Hooks Brow NY557035 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Many flying near the beck amongst the grasses, on a warm, muggy (...) 31365.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 20 Adult Borrowdale Hooks Brow NY557035 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Many flying near the beck amongst the grasses, on a warm, muggy (...) 31366.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Common Blue 50 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry Lots of Common Blue - especially up on the Fell.
24 Jun 2021 Dark Green Fritillary 20 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry Really good numbers of DGF. Very flighty. 31341.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Dingy Skipper 1 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry very, very worn.
24 Jun 2021 Grayling 1 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry 1 Grayling seen on the slopes. 31343.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Large Skipper 3 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry
24 Jun 2021 Meadow Brown 40 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry Lots of Meadow Brown. Conservative estimate.
24 Jun 2021 Ringlet 20 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry
24 Jun 2021 Small Heath 40 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry Plenty of Small Heath about.
24 Jun 2021 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry A few SPBF showing pretty well.
24 Jun 2021 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry Very fresh
24 Jun 2021 Speckled Wood 3 Adult Holme Fell area Holme SD541796 VC69 Westmorland Graham Parry
24 Jun 2021 Comma 1 Adult Park End Wood Brigsteer SD486876 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 17.00 - 18.00 Dull and overcast 15° I thought this was a leaf (...) 31362.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Speckled Wood 3 Adult Park End Wood Brigsteer SD486876 VC69 Westmorland Ian Tallon 17.00 - 18.00 Dull and overcast 15° 31361.jpeg
24 Jun 2021 Common Blue 2 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby 1M 1 F. 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Dark Green Fritillary 2 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby All sightings in 2 hours stroll 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Meadow Brown 10 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby All sightings in 2 hours stroll 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Northern Brown Argus 8 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby 1 female 7 males. Fresh
24 Jun 2021 Ringlet 9 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby All sightings in 2 hours stroll 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Small Skipper 2 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
24 Jun 2021 Speckled Wood 2 Adult Latterbarrow Nature Reserve Witherslack SD439827 VC69 Westmorland Kath Armstrong Bryan Ingleby 20 Deg sunny very slight breeze
14 Jun 2021 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2 Adult Watendlath Beck Watendlath NY275164 VC70 Cumberland Andy & Di Sawyer On lhs of path approaching Wattendlath Farm. 31248.jpeg
14 Jun 2021 Common Blue 10 Adult Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Sunny about 13.00hrs and 18C 31103.jpeg
14 Jun 2021 Dingy Skipper 8 Adult Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Sunny about 13.00hrs and 18C 31102.jpeg
14 Jun 2021 Large Skipper 1 Adult Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Sunny about 13.00hrs and 18C - With Common Blue 31101.jpeg
14 Jun 2021 Northern Brown Argus 5 Adult Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Sunny about 13.00hrs and 18C 31099.jpeg
14 Jun 2021 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 Adult Allithwaite Quarry Allithwaite SD391767 VC69 Westmorland David Nattrass Sunny about 13.00hrs and 18C 31100.jpeg
4 Jun 2021 Dingy Skipper 6 Adult Arnside Knott Arnside SD455775 VC69 Westmorland Barrie Cooper
4 Jun 2021 Grayling 2 Adult Arnside Knott Arnside SD457774 VC69 Westmorland Barrie Cooper Surprised to see so early.
4 Jun 2021 Small Heath 8 Adult Arnside Knott Arnside SD455775 VC69 Westmorland Barrie Cooper
4 Jun 2021 Wall Brown 1 Adult Arnside Knott Arnside SD457771 VC69 Westmorland Barrie Cooper
4 Jun 2021 Common Blue 10 Adult Blitterlees Beach Blitterlees NY101524 VC70 Cumberland John Callion Both sexes
4 Jun 2021 Meadow Brown 1 Adult Blitterlees Beach Blitterlees NY101524 VC70 Cumberland John Callion First of year
4 Jun 2021 Meadow Brown 1 Adult Blitterlees Beach Blitterlees NY101524 VC70 Cumberland John Callion First of year
4 Jun 2021 Small Heath 35 Adult Blitterlees Beach Blitterlees NY101524 VC70 Cumberland John Callion First of year
4 Jun 2021 Wall Brown 2 Adult Blitterlees Beach Blitterlees NY101524 VC70 Cumberland John Callion
4 Jun 2021 Common Blue 42 Adult Glasson Maryport NY029360 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller 35m 7f. Mostly sunny, but breezy. 3:40-5:10pm. 30904.jpeg
4 Jun 2021 Small Blue 7 Adult Glasson Maryport NY029360 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Spread out over a wide area. Mostly sunny, but breezy. (...) 30905.jpeg
4 Jun 2021 Small Heath 37 Adult Glasson Maryport NY029360 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Mostly sunny, but breezy. 3:40-5:10pm.
4 Jun 2021 Small White 1 Adult Glasson Maryport NY029360 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Mostly sunny, but breezy. 3:40-5:10pm.
4 Jun 2021 Wall Brown 1 Adult Glasson Maryport NY029360 VC70 Cumberland Martin Keiller Mostly sunny, but breezy. 3:40-5:10pm.
4 Jun 2021 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 Adult Scarrowhill Wood Brampton NY56636130 VC70 Cumberland Paul Kennedy Seen flitting around area of sparsely wooded grassland in full (...) 30806.jpeg