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Butterflies & Moths

– Latest sightings

  • Sightings in bold are marked as such to note either rarity, a high number counted, or an unusual date
  • Butterflies and Moth Sightings, including your pictures, can be reported to this page using the LWT WhatsApp General Chat group
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  • It is my intention to retain sightings and pictures for a full year on this page before they are archived

September 29th
Sandford Lake – Speckled Wood (Jon Coxhead)


Speckled Wood at Sandford Lake – Jon Coxhead

September 28th
Lea Farm Lake – Clouded Yellow near the hide (Steve Rodgers)


Clouded Yellow at Lea Farm Lake – Steve Rodgers

September 26th
Lea Farm Lake – Clouded Yellow (Renton Righelato)

September 18th
Lavell’s Lake – Speckled Wood late hatch (Geoff Emmett)


Speckled Wood at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

September 16th
Lea Farm GP – Comma along the Loddon (Geoff Emmett)


Late Summer Comma at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

September 15th
Lea Farm GP – Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Small Copper (Phil Kinch)

September 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Speckled Wood, Small White, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Comma (Eddie Napper)

September 10th
Lea Farm GP – Speckled Wood (Geoff Emmett)


Speckled Wood at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

September 9th
White Swan Lake – Small Copper (Jon Coxhead)


Small Copper at White Swan Lake – Jon Coxhead

September 7th
Lavell’s Lake – Comma female looking to hibernate somewhere (Geoff Emmett)


Female Comma at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 20th
Lavell’s Lake – Speckled Wood, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell (Phil Kinch)

August 7th
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Speckled Wood (Geoff Emmett)


Mating Speckled Woods at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Small Tortoiseshell at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

August 5th
Lavell’s Lake – Small Copper (Geoff Emmett)


Small Copper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 30th
Lavell’s Lake – Male Brimstone 2nd Brood (Geoff Emmett)


Male Brimstone at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 29th
Lea Farm GP – Common Blue male (Geoff Emmett)


Male Common Blue ‘Underside’ at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 28th
Lea Farm GP – Common Blue male (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Holly Blue female (Caroline Moore)


Female Holly Blue at Lavell’s Lake – Caroline Moore


Male Common Blue at Lea Farm – Geoff Emmett

July 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Comma male (Steve Rogers)


Male Comma at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Rogers

July 24th
Lavell’s Lake – Common Blue male (Geoff Emmett)

July 22nd
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Common Blue male and female (Geoff Emmett)


Female Common Blue at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Male Common Blue at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 19th
Lavell’s Lake – Gatekeeper female, Painted Lady, Brown Argus (Geoff Emmett)


Female Gatekeeper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Brown Argus at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Painted Lady at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 17th
Lavell’s Lake – Gatekeeper male (Geoff Emmett)


Male Gatekeeper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 14th
Lavell’s Lake – Brown Argus in Butterfly Corner, Ringlet female, Comma (Geoff Emmett); Small Copper (Phil Kinch)


Small Copper at Lavell’s Lake – Phil Kinch


Female Ringlet at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Comma at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 13th
Lavell’s Lake – Holly Blue, Brown Argus, Large Skipper, Small Copper, Green-veined White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Comma, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Speckled Wood (Michael Hubbard); Purple Hairstreak on an Oak near Hide (Geoff Emmett); 12 Red Admiral, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Small White, Brown Argus, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma, 6 Speckled Wood, 7+ Gatekeeper, Large White, Comma Hutchinsoni (Phil Kinch)


Gatekeeper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Brown Argus at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Small Copper at Lavell’s Lake – David Hampton

July 12th
Lavell’s Lake – Holly Blue female, Meadow Brown female, Marbled White, Gatekeeper (Geoff Emmett)


Female Meadow Brown at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Female Holly Blue at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 11th
White Swan Lake – Essex Skipper (Jon Coxhead)
Sandford Lake – Purple Hairstreaks (Jon Coxhead)


Essex Skipper at White Swan Lake – Jon Coxhead

July 7th
Lavell’s Lake – Brown Argus, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood hatchling, Comma (Geoff Emmett)


Hatchling Speckled Wood at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Comma with Red Admiral at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Brown Argus at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 5th
Lavell’s Lake – Large Skipper, Green-veined White, Brown Argus, Peacock, Holly Blue (Geoff Emmett)


Brown Argus at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Holly Blue at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 4th
Lavell’s Lake – Marbled White, Small Skipper, Ringlet female, Small Copper, Meadow Brown male, Green-veined White, Brown Argus (Geoff Emmett)


Marbled White at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Small Skipper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Female Ringlet at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Small Copper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Marbled White with A Male Meadow Brown at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Green-veined White at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Brown Argus at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 3rd
Lavell’s Lake – Small Skipper female, Ringlet male, Small Copper, Green-veined White, Red Admiral all seen in the Car Park field (Geoff Emmett)


Red Admiral at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Green Veined White at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Small Copper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Male Ringlet at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Female Small Skipper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 2nd
White Swan Lake – Red Admiral seen between the Lake and the River (Jonny Cox)


Red Admiral near White Swan Lake – Jonny Cox

June 29th
Lavell’s Lake – Meadow Brown female, Comma, Peacock, Large Skipper male (Geoff Emmett)


Comma “Hutchinsoni” var the summer brood at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Peacock at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Large Male Skipper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Female Meadow Brown at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Purple Emperor male in pristine condition on the ground for 5 seconds in front of Jerry’s Bench (Geoff Emmett)


Male Purple Emperor near Jerry’s Bench at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 22nd
Lea Farm GP – 2 Comma, 40+ Meadow Brown, Large Skipper, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, 20+Small Skipper, 2 Small White, Green-veined White, Ringlet, 2+ Cinnabar Moth, Scarlet Tiger Moth (Phil Kinch)
Lavell’s Lake – Meadow Brown abundant, 2 Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Veined White, Ringlet (Phil Kinch)

June 3rd
Lavell’s Lake – 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Large Skipper, 3 Comma, Speckled Wood (Phil Kinch)

May 27th
Lavell’s Lake – Speckled Wood, 2+ Cinnabar Moth (Phil Kinch); 100+ Common Blue Damselfly (Mike Turton)


Abundant Common Blue Damselflies at Lea Farm – Mike Turton