Lancashire Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Sightings

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Date Species Number Site Town Grid Ref. Recorder Comment Image
21 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Barlow Tip Manchester SJ8192 John Smith
18 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Blundellsands Crosby SD299006 Pete Kinsella
18 Sep 2020 Common Blue 1 Blundellsands Crosby SD299006 Pete Kinsella Female
18 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Blundellsands Crosby SD299006 Pete Kinsella
18 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 9 Blundellsands Crosby SD299006 Pete Kinsella
18 Sep 2020 Small Copper 2 Blundellsands Crosby SD299006 Pete Kinsella
18 Sep 2020 Small White 6 Blundellsands Crosby SD299006 Pete Kinsella
21 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Chorlton Water Park Manchester SJ8292 John Smith
19 Sep 2020 Comma 7 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ313981 Pete Kinsella
19 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 23 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ313981 Pete Kinsella
19 Sep 2020 Small Copper 1 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ313981 Pete Kinsella
19 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ313981 Pete Kinsella
19 Sep 2020 Small White 3 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ313981 Pete Kinsella
19 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ313981 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ314981 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Painted Lady 1 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ314981 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 7 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ314981 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 5 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ308986 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Small White 4 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ314981 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Common Blue 3 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Large White 2 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Painted Lady 7 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Peacock 1 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 11 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Small Heath 2 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 37 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Small White 14 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
1 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 3 Crosby Marine Park Crosby SJ311980 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 5 Crosby Village Crosby SJ319998 Pete Kinsella
17 Sep 2020 Small White 2 Crosby Village Crosby SJ319998 Pete Kinsella
3 Sep 2020 Purple Hairstreak 1 Elbut Wood Heywood SD844115 Gavin Ashworth Low down on a sheltered Oak tree in late afternoon full sun
3 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Elbut Wood Heywood SD844115 Gavin Ashworth Same tree as PH
29 Sep 2020 Small White 2 Fairfield allotments Lancaster SD4705261300 Richard Evans Footpath on north side of allotments.
9 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8593 John Smith
9 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 1 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8593 John Smith
9 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8593 John Smith
9 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 4 Fallowfield Loop West Manchester SJ8593 John Smith
6 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 2 Front Garden Ormskirk SD40760886 BJones
22 Sep 2020 Brimstone 1 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
15 Sep 2020 Brimstone 1 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
15 Sep 2020 Peacock 2 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
15 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 11 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
15 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
15 Sep 2020 Small White 2 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
15 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 5 Garden Rawtenstall SD822226 James Cowdery
1 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Garden at home bury.BL0 9RE SD78601560 George Michael Horwood
1 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 1 Garden at home bury.BL0 9RE SD78601560 George Michael Horwood
1 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Garden at home bury.BL0 9RE SD78601560 George Michael Horwood
17 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Grassendale Liverpool SJ391849 Richard Ghorbal 13547.jpeg
17 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 3 Grassendale Liverpool SJ391849 Richard Ghorbal 13548.jpeg
17 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Grassendale Liverpool SJ391849 Richard Ghorbal 13549.jpeg
15 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham 13.20 - 13.50 c24C.
15 Sep 2020 Green-veined White 1 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham
15 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham
15 Sep 2020 Painted Lady 1 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham
15 Sep 2020 Peacock 2 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham
15 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 16 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham
15 Sep 2020 Silver Y 24 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham 13.20 - 13.50 c24C.
15 Sep 2020 Small Copper 1 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham 13.20 - 13.50 c24C.
15 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 23 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham Looks like the Common Blue colony season over here. Possibly (...)
15 Sep 2020 Small White 3 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham 13.20 - 13.50 c24C.
15 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Halton ECO Housing Butterfly Bank Lancaster SD510647 Steve Graham 13.20 - 13.50 c24C.
20 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 1 Happy Mount Park Morecambe SD435645 Jon C Appeared to be feeding on Ivy 13592.jpeg
1 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 2 Harrisend Fell Forest of Bowland SD533504 Pete Woodruff
1 Sep 2020 Silver Y 2 Harrisend Fell Forest of Bowland SD533504 Pete Woodruff
1 Sep 2020 Small Copper 1 Harrisend Fell Forest of Bowland SD533504 Pete Woodruff
1 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 18 Harrisend Fell Forest of Bowland SD533504 Pete Woodruff
14 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Hawthornthwaite Fell Abbeystead Lancs SD5651 Pete Woodruff
14 Sep 2020 Peacock 2 Hawthornthwaite Fell Abbeystead Lancs SD5651 Pete Woodruff
14 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 17 Hawthornthwaite Fell Abbeystead Lancs SD5651 Pete Woodruff
14 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 12 Hawthornthwaite Fell Abbeystead Lancs SD5651 Pete Woodruff
14 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Large White 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Peacock 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 4 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 6 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Small White 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
14 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Hill Farm, Brookhouse Lancaster SD541641 Steve Graham
17 Sep 2020 Painted Lady 1 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth 13566.jpeg
17 Sep 2020 Painted Lady 1 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth 13565.jpeg
17 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 2 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth
17 Sep 2020 Silver Y 4 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth
17 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 10 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth
17 Sep 2020 Small White 4 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth
17 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 3 Jack Scout/ Jenny Browns Point Silverdale SD459737 Gavin Ashworth
29 Sep 2020 Comma 2 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4809461880 Richard Evans On ivy.
29 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 6 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4809461880 Richard Evans All on ivy in warm sun.
29 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 5 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4705460615 Richard Evans Canal parallel to Aldcliffe Road. On ivy.
29 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4705460615 Richard Evans Canal parallel to Aldcliffe Road.
29 Sep 2020 Comma 4 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar
29 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar All today's sightings on flowering ivy or buddleia
29 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 11 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar
29 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD4808661809 Tom Dunbar
19 Sep 2020 Comma 2 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD481618 Richard Evans 100 metre section of towpath with 3 large areas of ivy.
19 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD481618 Richard Evans 100 metre section of towpath with 3 large areas of ivy.
19 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 43 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD481618 Richard Evans 100 metre section of towpath with 3 large areas of ivy.
19 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 3 Lancaster Canal Lancaster SD481618 Richard Evans 100 metre section of towpath with 3 large areas of ivy.
29 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 1 Lancaster castle Lancaster SD4737761835 Richard Evans In the castle precinct.
18 Sep 2020 Small Copper 1 Lancaster garden Lancaster SD464621 Barrie Cooper Nectaring on Scabious
17 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Lane Ends Amenity area Pilling SD414494 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby Sunny on the banking
17 Sep 2020 Small Copper 2 Lane Ends Amenity area Pilling SD414494 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby First we have seen this year. Sunny 22deg
17 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 4 Lane Ends Amenity area Pilling SD414494 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby Sunny 22deg
17 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Lane Ends Amenity area Pilling SD414494 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby Sunny 22deg
13 Sep 2020 Green-veined White 2 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden Grane SD790272 Stephen hollinrake
13 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 1 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden Grane SD790272 Stephen hollinrake Moving through
13 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 13 Mitchell house reservoir Haslingden Grane SD790272 Stephen hollinrake All fresh
4 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 My garden Preston SD5439334497 Jenny Buchanan On colchicum flower 13476.jpeg
4 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 My garden Preston SD5439334497 Jenny Buchanan On colchicum flower 13475.jpeg
4 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 My garden Preston SD5439334497 Jenny Buchanan On colchicum flower 13474.jpeg
1 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 5 Platt Fields Park Manchester SJ8594 John Smith
29 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Roeacre Brook Heywood SD867106 Gavin Ashworth 13610.jpeg
29 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Roeacre Brook Heywood SD867106 Gavin Ashworth
29 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 2 Roeacre Brook Heywood SD867106 Gavin Ashworth
15 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 1 Sale Water Park Manchester SJ7993 John Smith
29 Sep 2020 Common Blue 1 Sefton street Heywood SD864101 Gavin Ashworth Female 13609.jpeg
29 Sep 2020 Small Copper 1 Sefton street Heywood SD864101 Gavin Ashworth 13607.jpeg
29 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Sefton street Heywood SD864101 Gavin Ashworth
19 Sep 2020 Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 Silverdale village Silverdale SD464757 Jim Stonehouse
27 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 3 Tewitfield Marina Tewitfield SD519735 Jon C 2 Red Admirals resting on the gravel at the end of the canal and (...)
12 Sep 2020 Brimstone 3 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Green-veined White 5 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Green-veined White 1 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD579032 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD579032 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Meadow Brown 2 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Silver Y 6 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Small White 4 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD585033 Alison Brown
12 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Wigan Flashes LNR Wigan SD579032 Alison Brown
15 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 6 Woodgate Avenue Bury SD828118 Gavin Ashworth On Ivy flowers
6 Sep 2020 Brimstone 1 Worsley Mesnes Wigan SD57020327 M & J Gibson Male feeding on yellow Dahlia 13529.jpeg
3 Sep 2020 Comma 1 Worsley Mesnes Wigan SD57020327 M & J Gibson Male feeding on Sedum in garden 13530.jpeg
19 Sep 2020 Large White 1 Yealand allotments Yealand Redmayne SD492766 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby
19 Sep 2020 Red Admiral 2 Yealand allotments Yealand Redmayne SD492766 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby
19 Sep 2020 Silver Y 2 Yealand allotments Yealand Redmayne SD492766 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby
19 Sep 2020 Small White 1 Yealand allotments Yealand Redmayne SD492766 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby
19 Sep 2020 Speckled Wood 37 Yealand allotments Yealand Redmayne SD492766 Kath ArmstrongBryan Ingleby 2 hour walk plenty in sunny wood glades