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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
  • Please confirm sighting with a picture wherever possible
  • Click on photos for a larger version.
  • It is my intention to retain sightings and pictures for a full year on this page before they are archived here.

September 3rd
Lea Farm Lake – Comma (Caroline Moore)


Comma at Lea Farm Lake – Caroline Moore

August 18th
Lea Farm Lake – Speckled Wood on Buddleia at Rons Hide (Geoff Emmett)


Speckled Wood on Buddleia at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

August 13th
Lea Farm Lake – Green Veined White, Common Brimstone (Ida Groot-Attias)


Common Brimstone at Lea Farm Lake – Ida Groot-Attias


Green Veined White at Lea Farm Lake – Ida Groot-Attias

July 26th
Lea Farm Lake – Red Admiral, Peacock, Green Veined White, Speckled Wood (Geoff Emmett)


Peacock at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Red Admiral at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Green Veined White at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Speckled Wood at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 20th
Lavell’s Lake – Gatekeeper female, Brimstone male (Geoff Emmett)


Female Gatekeeper at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Male Brimstone at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 9th
Lavell’s Lake – Purple Emperor (John Sears)


Purple Emperor at Lavell’s Lake – John Sears


Purple Emperor at Lavell’s Lake – John Sears

July 8th
Lea Farm Lake – Red Admiral on Ron’s hide, Meadow Brown female (Geoff Emmett)


Red Admiral on Ron’s Hide at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Female Meadow Brown at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett

July 4th
Lavell’s Lake – Speckled Wood (Steve Beasant)


Speckled Wood at Lavell’s Lake – Steve Beasant

June 14th
Lavell’s Lake – Meadow Brown in the Car Park field (Eddie Napper)


Meadow Brown at Lavell’s Lake – Eddie Napper

June 8th
Lavell’s Lake – Peacock newly emerged stocking up on energy (Geoff Emmett)


Newly emerged Peacock at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

June 3rd
Lavell’s Lake – Green Veined White, Red Admiral (Geoff Emmett)


Green Veined White at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Red Admiral at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

May 27th
Lavell’s Lake – Holly Blue female looking rather old and exhausted and judging by the look of her abdomen she has managed to lay most of her eggs (Geoff Emmett)


Female Holly Blue at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

April 26th
Lavell’s Lake – Green Veined White, Orange Tip female (Geoff Emmett)


Green Veined White at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett


Female Orange Tip at Lavell’s Lake – Geoff Emmett

April 19th
Lea Farm Lake – Peacock (Geoff Emmett)
Lavell’s Lake – Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Comma (Geoff Emmett)


Hibernating Peacock at Lea Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Brimstone at Lavell’s Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Speckled Wood at Lavell’s Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett


Comma at Lavell’s Farm Lake – Geoff Emmett