Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Annual First Sightings

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First Butterfly Sightings in 2022

Butterfly Name Date of First Sighting
Clouded Yellow 8 Aug 2022
Brown Hairstreak 29 Jul 2022
Scotch Argus 11 Jul 2022
Purple Hairstreak 10 Jul 2022
Gatekeeper 7 Jul 2022
White-letter Hairstreak 2 Jul 2022
High Brown Fritillary 1 Jul 2022
Silver-washed Fritillary 25 Jun 2022
Grayling 20 Jun 2022
Dark Green Fritillary 14 Jun 2022
Ringlet 13 Jun 2022
Meadow Brown 13 Jun 2022
Northern Brown Argus 4 Jun 2022
Large Heath 3 Jun 2022
Mountain Ringlet 2 Jun 2022
Large Skipper 2 Jun 2022
Small Skipper 1 Jun 2022
Marsh Fritillary 27 May 2022
Painted Lady 19 May 2022
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
Green-veined White 25 Mar 2022
Large White 25 Mar 2022
Small White 23 Mar 2022
Holly Blue 22 Mar 2022
Red Admiral 18 Mar 2022
Comma 18 Mar 2022
Brimstone 15 Mar 2022
Small Tortoiseshell 18 Jan 2022
Peacock 17 Jan 2022

Number of butterfly species recorded: 40.

First Day-Flying Moth Sightings in 2022

Moth Name Date of First Sighting
Ypsolopha dentella 13 Aug 2022
Argyresthia geodartella 13 Aug 2022
Beautiful Yellow Underwing 9 Aug 2022
Galium Carpet 2 Aug 2022
Pyrausta aurata 29 Jul 2022
Golden Plusia 29 Jul 2022
Common Plume 26 Jul 2022
Phiaris schulziana 26 Jul 2022
Manchester Treble-bar 26 Jul 2022
Fox Moth 26 Jul 2022
Antler Moth 23 Jul 2022
Gold Spangle 21 Jul 2022
Thistle Ermine 21 Jul 2022
Aphelia viburnana 21 Jul 2022
Barred Straw 20 Jul 2022
Agriphila tristella 19 Jul 2022
Agriphila straminella 16 Jul 2022
Garden Tiger 15 Jul 2022
Orange Underwing 15 Jul 2022
Udea lutealis 14 Jul 2022
Small Fan-footed Wave 14 Jul 2022
Swallow-tail Moth 10 Jul 2022
Vapourer 10 Jul 2022
Magpie 9 Jul 2022
Ghost Moth 6 Jul 2022
Dark Arches 6 Jul 2022
Purple-bordered Gold 29 Jun 2022
Catoptria margaritella 29 Jun 2022
Bordered White 29 Jun 2022
Light Emerald 27 Jun 2022
Latticed Heath 27 Jun 2022
Grass Emerald 23 Jun 2022
Green Carpet 23 Jun 2022
Crambus pascuella 23 Jun 2022
Small Magpie 21 Jun 2022
Stenoptylia pterodactyla 21 Jun 2022
Agapeta hamana 21 Jun 2022
Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet 17 Jun 2022
July Belle 14 Jun 2022
Grapholita compositella 14 Jun 2022
Six-spot Burnet 14 Jun 2022
Clouded Buff 14 Jun 2022
Shaded Broad-bar 14 Jun 2022
Brown China-mark 13 Jun 2022
Large Yellow Underwing 11 Jun 2022
Lathronympha strigana 8 Jun 2022
Brimstone Moth 8 Jun 2022
Chrysoteuchia culmella 7 Jun 2022
Gold Spot 7 Jun 2022
Yellow Shell 7 Jun 2022
Cauchas fibulella 6 Jun 2022
Four-dotted Footman 4 Jun 2022
Clouded Border 4 Jun 2022
Straw Dot 4 Jun 2022
Foxglove Pug 3 Jun 2022
White Ermine 1 Jun 2022
Crambus lathoniellus 31 May 2022
Angle Shades 29 May 2022
Pyrausta purpuralis 28 May 2022
Micropterix aureatella 28 May 2022
Drinker 28 May 2022
Cream Wave 27 May 2022
Common Wave 24 May 2022
Chimney Sweeper 23 May 2022
Garden Carpet 23 May 2022
Nettle-tap Moth 23 May 2022
Yellow-tail 21 May 2022
Oak Eggar 19 May 2022
Pale Tussock 19 May 2022
Olethreutes arcuella 18 May 2022
Common Footman 17 May 2022
Silver Y 17 May 2022
Silver Hook 16 May 2022
Pyrausta ostrinalis 15 May 2022
Purple Bar 14 May 2022
Mother Shipton 14 May 2022
Cinnabar 14 May 2022
Silver-ground Carpet 14 May 2022
Brown Silver-line 13 May 2022
Adela reamurella 13 May 2022
Burnet Companion 12 May 2022
Common Carpet 10 May 2022
Flame Carpet 9 May 2022
Emperor Moth 8 May 2022
Speckled Yellow 8 May 2022
Micropterix calthella 8 May 2022
Anania Funebris 8 May 2022
Hummingbird Hawk-moth 20 Apr 2022
Common Heath 19 Apr 2022
Firethorn Leaf Miner 15 Apr 2022
Esperia sulphurella 15 Apr 2022
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 14 Apr 2022
March moth 12 Mar 2022
Pale-brindled Beauty 14 Jan 2022

Number of moth species recorded: 94.