Lancashire Butterfly and Day-Flying Moth Annual First Sightings

First Butterfly Sightings in 2021

Butterfly Name Date of First Sighting
Gatekeeper 8 Jul 2021
Camberwell Beauty 1 Jul 2021
White-letter Hairstreak 29 Jun 2021
Small Skipper 22 Jun 2021
Purple Hairstreak 22 Jun 2021
Ringlet 20 Jun 2021
Large Heath 17 Jun 2021
Dark Green Fritillary 7 Jun 2021
Grayling 4 Jun 2021
Meadow Brown 4 Jun 2021
Large Skipper 31 May 2021
Northern Brown Argus 11 May 2021
Duke of Burgundy 11 May 2021
Common Blue 26 Apr 2021
Wall Brown 25 Apr 2021
Small Heath 25 Apr 2021
Painted Lady 23 Apr 2021
Small Copper 23 Apr 2021
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 19 Apr 2021
Holly Blue 17 Apr 2021
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 17 Apr 2021
Dingy Skipper 17 Apr 2021
Green Hairstreak 15 Apr 2021
Large White 10 Apr 2021
Speckled Wood 10 Apr 2021
Orange-tip 31 Mar 2021
Small White 30 Mar 2021
Green-veined White 30 Mar 2021
Brimstone 16 Mar 2021
Peacock 22 Feb 2021
Comma 22 Feb 2021
Red Admiral 22 Feb 2021
Small Tortoiseshell 9 Jan 2021

Number of butterfly species recorded: 33.

First Day-Flying Moth Sightings in 2021

Moth Name Date of First Sighting
Old Lady Moth 1 Aug 2021
Small Magpie 23 Jul 2021
Brimstone Moth 21 Jul 2021
Twenty-plume Moth 19 Jul 2021
Latticed Heath 18 Jul 2021
Herald 18 Jul 2021
Shaded Broad-bar 15 Jul 2021
Forester 9 Jul 2021
Elephant Hawkmoth 25 Jun 2021
Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet 22 Jun 2021
Six-spot Burnet 17 Jun 2021
Large Yellow Underwing 15 Jun 2021
Drinker 13 Jun 2021
Chimney Sweeper 13 Jun 2021
Brown China-mark 13 Jun 2021
Cinnabar 8 Jun 2021
White-spotted Sable 7 Jun 2021
Mother Shipton 4 Jun 2021
Burnet Companion 2 Jun 2021
Nettle-tap Moth 30 May 2021
Silver-ground Carpet 30 May 2021
Common Carpet 30 May 2021
Brown Silver-line 27 May 2021
Common Heath 18 May 2021
Silver Y 16 May 2021
Small Phoenix 14 May 2021
Pyrausta cingulata 25 Apr 2021
Pyrausta ostrinalis 25 Apr 2021
Pyrausta purpuralis 25 Apr 2021
Speckled Yellow 25 Apr 2021
Pyrausta aurata 17 Apr 2021
Belted Beauty 17 Apr 2021
Emperor Moth 30 Mar 2021
Hummingbird Hawk-moth 28 Feb 2021

Number of moth species recorded: 34.