Lancashire Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid ref. Recorder Comment Image
4 May 2020 Common Blue 6 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella Males
4 May 2020 Green-veined White 1 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
4 May 2020 Large White 1 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
4 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
4 May 2020 Peacock 2 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
4 May 2020 Small White 1 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
4 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
4 May 2020 Wall Brown 2 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD296023 Pete Kinsella
16 May 2020 Common Blue 6 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD297023 Pete Kinsella
16 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD297023 Pete Kinsella Male
16 May 2020 Small Copper 1 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD297023 Pete Kinsella
16 May 2020 Small Heath 10 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD297023 Pete Kinsella
16 May 2020 Wall Brown 6 Hightown Dunes Hightown SD297023 Pete Kinsella
5 May 2020 Common Blue 2 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD310306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
5 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD310306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
5 May 2020 Small White 3 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD310306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
17 May 2020 Small Heath 1 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD311306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
17 May 2020 Common Blue 11 Lytham nature rserve Lytham SD311306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
17 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 Lytham nature rserve Lytham SD311306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
17 May 2020 Peacock 1 Lytham nature rserve Lytham SD311306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
17 May 2020 Small Copper 5 Lytham nature rserve Lytham SD311306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
17 May 2020 Small White 1 Lytham nature rserve Lytham SD311306 ASHLEY ANDERTON
9 May 2020 Common Blue 3 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD327293 ASHLEY ANDERTON
9 May 2020 Small Heath 3 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD327293 ASHLEY ANDERTON
9 May 2020 Small White 4 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD327293 ASHLEY ANDERTON
9 May 2020 Speckled Wood 3 Lytham nature reserve Lytham SD327293 ASHLEY ANDERTON
20 May 2020 Small Heath 3 Middleton Nature Reserve Heysham SD406591 Janice Sutton 11882.jpeg
9 May 2020 Common Blue 1 Back Garden Ormskirk. SD40760886 BJones
9 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Back Garden Ormskirk. SD40760886 BJones
9 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Back Garden Ormskirk. SD40760886 BJones
7 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Copp Great Eccleston SD420391 Maurice Wilby 2m seen in garden
7 May 2020 Large White 2 River Wyre Great Eccleston SD4340 Maurice Wilby Seen along south bank of River Wyre
7 May 2020 Orange-tip 5 River Wyre Great Eccleston SD4340 Maurice Wilby Seen along south bank of River Wyre 2m, 3f
7 May 2020 Peacock 7 River Wyre Great Eccleston SD4340 Maurice Wilby Seen along south bank of River Wyre
7 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 25 River Wyre Great Eccleston SD4340 Maurice Wilby Seen along south bank of River Wyre
16 May 2020 Brimstone 2 Near Martin Mere Burscough SD431143 Janice Sutton 11791.jpeg
16 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Near Martin Mere Burscough SD431143 Janice Sutton 11792.jpeg
16 May 2020 Small White 3 Near Martin Mere Burscough SD431143 Janice Sutton 11793.jpeg
16 May 2020 Wall Brown 1 Near Martin Mere Burscough SD431143 Janice Sutton 11790.jpeg
5 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Home Garden Tarleton SD453212 Anne Blundell
5 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Home Garden Tarleton SD453212 Anne Blundell
5 May 2020 Small White 2 Home Garden Tarleton SD453212 Anne Blundell
5 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Home Garden Tarleton SD453212 Anne Blundell
19 May 2020 Peacock 2 Aldcliffe Marsh Cycleway Lancaster SD458608 Ian Love
19 May 2020 Small White 4 Aldcliffe Marsh Cycleway Lancaster SD458608 Ian Love
21 May 2020 Small Heath 1 Gate Barrows Silverdale SD479774 David Tolliday 11908.jpeg
3 May 2020 Large White 1 Central Lancaster Lancaster SD4793462022 Richard Evans
21 May 2020 Dingy Skipper 2 Gait Barrow NNR Milnthorpe SD482771 David Tolliday 11901.jpeg
20 May 2020 Northern Brown Argus 2 Gait Barrow Gait Barrows SD482774 Stephen hollinrake On salt pile , very fresh ,spotted by my young lad
20 May 2020 Dingy Skipper 4 Gait Barrows SILVERDALE SD483774 Janice Sutton 11880.jpeg
20 May 2020 Common Blue 5 Heysham Nature Reserve Heysham SD483774 Janice Sutton 11881.jpeg
21 May 2020 Silver Y 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD484774 David Tolliday 11909.jpeg
21 May 2020 Speckled Yellow 1 Gait Barrows NNR Silverdale SD484774 David Tolliday
14 May 2020 Common Blue 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans Male, first of the year here.
14 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
14 May 2020 Large White 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
14 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
14 May 2020 Small White 3 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Green-veined White 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Large White 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Small White 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
3 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
3 May 2020 Large White 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
3 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
3 May 2020 Silver Y 1 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
3 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans Both extremely faded and worn.
3 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Miss Whalley's Field Lancaster SD485620 Richard Evans
9 May 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden Lancaster SD486604 Pete Woodruff First for the garden this year
3 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Garden Lancaster SD486604 Pete Woodruff
8 May 2020 Common Blue 1 Newton Beck Lancaster SD4867663014 Richard Evans In sunny glade with plenty of Bird's-foot trefoil. 11748.jpeg
8 May 2020 Large White 2 Newton Beck Lancaster SD4867663014 Richard Evans
8 May 2020 Orange-tip 5 Newton Beck Lancaster SD4867663014 Richard Evans
8 May 2020 Peacock 2 Newton Beck Lancaster SD4867663014 Richard Evans
8 May 2020 Speckled Wood 4 Newton Beck Lancaster SD4867663014 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Speckled Wood 5 Esthwaite Gardens community orchard Lancaster SD4873962169 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Little fell Lane Lancaster. SD488595 Janie Kirkman Male with orange tip and female with black tips on her wings
8 May 2020 Large White 1 Lansil golf course Lancaster SD4882163359 Richard Evans
8 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Lansil golf course Lancaster SD4882163359 Richard Evans
8 May 2020 Peacock 1 Lansil golf course Lancaster SD4882163359 Richard Evans
8 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Lansil golf course Lancaster SD4882163359 Richard Evans
20 May 2020 Dingy Skipper 4 Warton Crag Warton SD491725 Stephen hollinrake 2 fresh,2 very worn
14 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Own garden Cabus, nr Garstang SD4925446693 Bryan Ingleby Calm, sunny
14 May 2020 Small White 1 Own garden Cabus, nr Garstang SD4925446693 Bryan Ingleby Calm, sunny
8 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Own garden Cabus, nr Garstang SD4925446693 Bryan Ingleby Male, didn't settle, 21 deg C sun, calm
8 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Own garden Cabus, nr Garstang SD4925446693 Bryan Ingleby Basking in sun on yew , 21 deg C, calm
6 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Own garden Cabus, nr Garstang SD4925446693 Bryan Ingleby ~, 20 deg C, 5.15 pm in shade by garage, calm, on variegated (...)
4 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Ridge Farm Lancaster SD4959362672 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Grimeshaw Lane Lancaster SD5024963980 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Peacock 1 Grimeshaw Lane Lancaster SD5024963980 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Grimeshaw Lane Lancaster SD5024963980 Richard Evans
4 May 2020 Speckled Wood 3 Grimeshaw Lane Lancaster SD5024963980 Richard Evans
13 May 2020 Green Hairstreak 7 Birk Bank Quernmore SD5284660427 Richard Evans All in same large gorse thicket. Cloudy and cold with brief (...) 11778.jpeg
13 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Birk Bank Quernmore SD5284660427 Richard Evans In the car park. 11779.jpeg
13 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 Rushy Lee Quernmore SD5341461311 Richard Evans In the woods by the Conder.
13 May 2020 Large White 3 Rushy Lee Quernmore SD5341461311 Richard Evans In the woods by the Conder.
13 May 2020 Small White 1 Rushy Lee Quernmore SD5341461311 Richard Evans In the woods by the Conder.
13 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Rushy Lee Quernmore SD5341461311 Richard Evans In the woods by the Conder.
9 May 2020 Small Copper 1 Littledale Road Brookhouse, Lancaster SD543617 Steve Ryder
9 May 2020 Green-veined White 1 Midgery Wood Preston SD553328 James Beattie Also two Brimstone
21 May 2020 Common Blue 10 Brockholes CP Preston SD584309 Maria Pilling 11896.jpeg
20 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 Brockholes CP Preston SD584309 Maria Pilling 11897.jpeg
20 May 2020 Brimstone 1 my Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11898.jpeg
20 May 2020 Large White 3 my Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11899.jpeg
14 May 2020 Green Hairstreak 2 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11787.jpeg
14 May 2020 Small White 3 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11788.jpeg
14 May 2020 Small White 1 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling I see Green Hair Streak is mistake I meant to put Small White, (...)
9 May 2020 Large White 2 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling
9 May 2020 Small White 5 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling
8 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling One that got a way 11743.jpeg
8 May 2020 Large White 3 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11741.jpeg
8 May 2020 Small White 3 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling Flew through the Garden
6 May 2020 Green-veined White 2 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11729.jpeg
6 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling Female 11730.jpeg
6 May 2020 Small White 8 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling All flew through the Garden
6 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling Female 11731.jpeg
4 May 2020 Small White 4 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11702.jpeg
4 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling 11701.jpeg
3 May 2020 Small White 3 MY Garden Westhoughton SD656065 Maria Pilling most flew through the Garden 11700.jpeg
14 May 2020 Large White 1 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD658059 Maria Pilling 11785.jpeg
14 May 2020 Small White 3 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD658059 Maria Pilling 11786.jpeg
14 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Hall Lee-Brook Westhoughton SD658059 Maria Pilling 11784.jpeg
7 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Back Garden CLITHEROE SD668438 Yvonne Allison
7 May 2020 Orange-tip 2 Jackhouse nature reserve Oswaldtwistle SD722272 Heather
3 May 2020 Green-veined White 1 Queen Street Clitheroe SD7319541700 Jonathan Fenton
3 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Queen Street Clitheroe SD7319541700 Jonathan Fenton
3 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Queen Street Clitheroe SD7319541700 Jonathan Fenton
3 May 2020 Painted Lady 1 Grindleton Forest Clitheroe SD7448 Jonathan Fenton
7 May 2020 Unlisted 3 HAYS Oswaldtwistle SD740268 Heather WOOD WHTE
5 May 2020 Cinnabar 1 Street Oswaldtwistle SD743275 Heather Very beautiful
5 May 2020 Cinnabar 1 Street Oswaldtwistle SD743275 Heather & Sophie Very beautiful Fluttering and resting 11718.jpeg
17 May 2020 Common Blue 1 Barrow Lodge upper Whalley SD753382 Jonathan Fenton
17 May 2020 Wall Brown 1 Barrow Lodge upper Whalley SD753382 Jonathan Fenton
16 May 2020 Wall Brown 1 Wiswell Moor quarry Whalley SD754370 Jonathan Fenton
6 May 2020 Orange-tip 3 Whitehall Lane Grindleton SD754462 John Fletcher
6 May 2020 Peacock 1 Whitehall Lane Grindleton SD754462 John Fletcher
6 May 2020 Red Admiral 1 Whitehall Lane Grindleton SD754462 John Fletcher
6 May 2020 Orange-tip 5 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
6 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
6 May 2020 Small White 2 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
6 May 2020 Speckled Wood 3 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
5 May 2020 Holly Blue 1 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
5 May 2020 Orange-tip 5 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
5 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
5 May 2020 Small White 2 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
5 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Greendale Wood Grindleton SD757456 John Fletcher
9 May 2020 Cinnabar 1 Front Garden Haslingden SD788233 Stephen hollinrake My lad found it , first of the year for me
9 May 2020 Cinnabar 1 Front Garden Haslingden SD788233 Stephen hollinrake My lad found it first of the year for me
3 May 2020 Emperor Moth 1 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden SD789278 Stephen hollinrake
3 May 2020 Green-veined White 10 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden SD789278 Stephen hollinrake
3 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden SD789278 Stephen hollinrake
3 May 2020 Small White 4 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden SD789278 Stephen hollinrake
19 May 2020 Green-veined White 3 Roch street Rochdale SD909143 Stephen hollinrake
19 May 2020 Large White 6 Roch street Rochdale SD909143 Stephen hollinrake
19 May 2020 Orange-tip 7 Roch street Rochdale SD909143 Stephen hollinrake
19 May 2020 Peacock 4 Roch street Rochdale SD909143 Stephen hollinrake
19 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 2 Roch street Rochdale SD909143 Stephen hollinrake
1 May 2020 Holly Blue 2 Alexandra Park Crosby SJ315995 Pete Kinsella
1 May 2020 Large White 1 Alexandra Park Crosby SJ315995 Pete Kinsella
1 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Alexandra Park Crosby SJ315995 Pete Kinsella Male
1 May 2020 Red Admiral 1 Alexandra Park Crosby SJ315995 Pete Kinsella
1 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Alexandra Park Crosby SJ315995 Pete Kinsella
8 May 2020 Orange-tip 3 Otterspool Liverpool SJ385850 Richard Ghorbal Inc several caterpillars 11744.jpeg
8 May 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Otterspool Liverpool SJ385850 Richard Ghorbal Inc several caterpillars 11745.jpeg
9 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Grassendale Liverpool SJ391849 Richard Ghorbal 11774.jpeg
4 May 2020 Comma 1 Grassendale Liverpool SJ391849 Richard Ghorbal 11667.jpeg
4 May 2020 Orange-tip 10 Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve Liverpool SJ407829 Richard Ghorbal Mostly female 11668.jpeg
4 May 2020 Peacock 4 Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve Liverpool SJ412824 Richard Ghorbal 11670.jpeg
4 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve Liverpool SJ412824 Richard Ghorbal
20 May 2020 Brimstone 2 Barlow Tip Manchester SJ8192 John Smith
20 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Barlow Tip Manchester SJ8192 John Smith
20 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Barlow Tip Manchester SJ8192 John Smith
20 May 2020 Brimstone 1 Chorlton Water Park Manchester SJ8292 John Smith
20 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Chorlton Water Park Manchester SJ8292 John Smith
20 May 2020 Speckled Wood 3 Chorlton Water Park Manchester SJ8292 John Smith
4 May 2020 Orange-tip 3 Southern Cemetery Manchester SJ8392 John Smith
9 May 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hough End Fields Manchester SJ8393 John Smith
9 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Hough End Clough Manchester SJ833935 John Smith
9 May 2020 Orange-tip 1 Withington Manchester SJ8493 John Smith Garden
2 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8593 John Smith
20 May 2020 Brimstone 3 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner
20 May 2020 Common Blue 6 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner
20 May 2020 Dingy Skipper 3 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner 11885.jpeg
20 May 2020 Northern Brown Argus 1 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner 11886.jpeg
20 May 2020 Orange-tip 3 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner
20 May 2020 Small Heath 5 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner
20 May 2020 Wall Brown 1 Warton Crag Warton SJ853907 Nicholas Turner
6 May 2020 Green-veined White 1 Ladybarn Park Manchester SJ860927 John Smith
6 May 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Ladybarn Park Manchester SJ860927 John Smith