Lancashire Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Annual First Sightings

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First Butterfly Sightings in 2022

Butterfly Name Date of First Sighting
Brown Hairstreak 10 Aug 2022
Silver-washed Fritillary 3 Aug 2022
Essex Skipper 8 Jul 2022
Purple Hairstreak 5 Jul 2022
Gatekeeper 3 Jul 2022
Clouded Yellow 1 Jul 2022
Grayling 27 Jun 2022
White-letter Hairstreak 23 Jun 2022
Large Heath 17 Jun 2022
Ringlet 17 Jun 2022
Small Skipper 14 Jun 2022
Painted Lady 8 Jun 2022
Northern Brown Argus 7 Jun 2022
Meadow Brown 3 Jun 2022
Large Skipper 2 Jun 2022
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 14 May 2022
Dark Green Fritillary 11 May 2022
Small Copper 10 May 2022
Common Blue 8 May 2022
Duke of Burgundy 6 May 2022
Wall Brown 2 May 2022
Small Heath 27 Apr 2022
Large White 21 Apr 2022
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 20 Apr 2022
Dingy Skipper 20 Apr 2022
Green-veined White 16 Apr 2022
Red Admiral 14 Apr 2022
Green Hairstreak 13 Apr 2022
Holly Blue 25 Mar 2022
Orange-tip 25 Mar 2022
Speckled Wood 23 Mar 2022
Small White 18 Mar 2022
Comma 15 Mar 2022
Small Tortoiseshell 5 Mar 2022
Brimstone 27 Feb 2022
Peacock 20 Jan 2022

Number of butterfly species recorded: 36.

First Day-Flying Moth Sightings in 2022

Moth Name Date of First Sighting
Grey Dagger 27 Jul 2022
Buff Ermine 16 Jul 2022
Old Lady Moth 11 Jul 2022
Red-tipped Clearwing 10 Jul 2022
Common Carpet 9 Jul 2022
Six-spot Burnet 8 Jul 2022
Forester 5 Jul 2022
Straw Dot 5 Jul 2022
Shaded Broad-bar 3 Jul 2022
Blackneck 3 Jul 2022
Clouded Border 2 Jul 2022
Ghost Moth 2 Jul 2022
Latticed Heath 21 Jun 2022
Common White Wave 20 Jun 2022
Silver Y 17 Jun 2022
Large Yellow Underwing 17 Jun 2022
Oak Eggar 16 Jun 2022
Nemophora degeerella 15 Jun 2022
Drinker 15 Jun 2022
Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet 15 Jun 2022
Burnet Companion 10 Jun 2022
Yellow Shell 7 Jun 2022
Cistus Forester 7 Jun 2022
Cinnabar 7 Jun 2022
Chimney Sweeper 7 Jun 2022
Poplar Hawkmoth 3 Jun 2022
Mother Shipton 1 Jun 2022
Brown Silver-line 28 May 2022
Elephant Hawk-moth 27 May 2022
Pyrausta cingulata 24 May 2022
Flame Carpet 10 May 2022
Adela reamurella 27 Apr 2022
Anania Funebris 24 Apr 2022
Pyrausta aurata 23 Apr 2022
Speckled Yellow 20 Apr 2022
Hummingbird Hawk-moth 29 Mar 2022
Emperor Moth 25 Mar 2022
Orange Underwing 18 Mar 2022

Number of moth species recorded: 38.