Cumbria Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Annual First Sightings

First Butterfly Sightings in 2021

Butterfly Name Date of First Sighting
Scotch Argus 23 Jul 2021
Purple Hairstreak 14 Jul 2021
White-letter Hairstreak 4 Jul 2021
Silver-washed Fritillary 1 Jul 2021
High Brown Fritillary 26 Jun 2021
Small Skipper 22 Jun 2021
Ringlet 17 Jun 2021
Large Heath 8 Jun 2021
Large Skipper 7 Jun 2021
Northern Brown Argus 5 Jun 2021
Dark Green Fritillary 5 Jun 2021
Grayling 4 Jun 2021
Meadow Brown 4 Jun 2021
Mountain Ringlet 1 Jun 2021
Gatekeeper 30 May 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
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 14 May 2021
Wall Brown 11 May 2021
Small Copper 7 May 2021
Dingy Skipper 24 Apr 2021
Large White 19 Apr 2021
Common Blue 19 Apr 2021
Green Hairstreak 15 Apr 2021
Orange-tip 9 Apr 2021
Green-veined White 4 Apr 2021
Holly Blue 3 Apr 2021
Small White 30 Mar 2021
Speckled Wood 24 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: 38.

First Day-Flying Moth Sightings in 2021

Moth Name Date of First Sighting
Light Emerald 27 Jul 2021
Antler Moth 23 Jul 2021
Purple Bar 20 Jul 2021
Beautiful Plume 19 Jul 2021
Common Plume 19 Jul 2021
Burnished Brass 18 Jul 2021
Twenty-plume Moth 18 Jul 2021
Tinea pellionella 18 Jul 2021
Catoptria margaritella 18 Jul 2021
Magpie 17 Jul 2021
White Ermine 13 Jul 2021
Agriphila tristella 13 Jul 2021
Pyrausta purpuralis 13 Jul 2021
Blackneck 13 Jul 2021
Dark Arches 10 Jul 2021
Pyrausta despicata 9 Jul 2021
Beautiful Snout 9 Jul 2021
Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet 8 Jul 2021
Pandemis cerasana 7 Jul 2021
Old Lady Moth 5 Jul 2021
Gold Spangle 5 Jul 2021
Brown China-mark 4 Jul 2021
Mompha ochraceela 4 Jul 2021
White Plume Moth 3 Jul 2021
Shaded Broad-bar 1 Jul 2021
Large Yellow Underwing 30 Jun 2021
Agriphila straminella 29 Jun 2021
Clouded Border 29 Jun 2021
Phiaris palustrana 29 Jun 2021
Crambus pascuella 29 Jun 2021
Straw Dot 29 Jun 2021
Orthotaenia undulana 28 Jun 2021
Eucosma cana 28 Jun 2021
Green Carpet 27 Jun 2021
Grapholita compositella 27 Jun 2021
Dichrorampha petiverella 27 Jun 2021
Argyresthia curvella 26 Jun 2021
Nettle-tap Moth 24 Jun 2021
Barred Straw 24 Jun 2021
Tortrix viridana 24 Jun 2021
Silver Y 20 Jun 2021
Blastobasis lacticolella 19 Jun 2021
Hedya nubiferana 18 Jun 2021
Four-dotted Footman 18 Jun 2021
Agapeta hamana 18 Jun 2021
Timothy Tortrix 18 Jun 2021
Lathronympha strigana 15 Jun 2021
Aethes cnicana 15 Jun 2021
Elachista luticomella 15 Jun 2021
Chrysoteuchia culmella 14 Jun 2021
Wood Tiger 13 Jun 2021
Clouded Magpie 12 Jun 2021
Spruce Carpet 12 Jun 2021
Drinker 12 Jun 2021
Six-spot Burnet 11 Jun 2021
Yellow Shell 11 Jun 2021
Esperia sulphurella 8 Jun 2021
Psychoides filicivora 7 Jun 2021
Lead Belle 6 Jun 2021
Small Yellow Underwing 6 Jun 2021
Glyphipterix thrasonella 6 Jun 2021
Glyphipterix simpliciella 6 Jun 2021
Silver-ground Carpet 5 Jun 2021
Chimney Sweeper 5 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
Common Swift 29 May 2021
Currant Pug 29 May 2021
Micropterix aureatella 29 May 2021
Light Brown Apple Moth 29 May 2021
Red Twin-spot Carpet 29 May 2021
Northern Eggar 25 May 2021
Bird-cherry Ermine 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
Micropterix calthella 15 May 2021
Pammene rhediella 15 May 2021
Ancyslis badiana 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: 100.