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This is a list of places where,on a suitable day, you are likely to be able to see the species listed. Unfortunately, as with most things in nature watching, nothing is certain ( but isn't that part of the attraction? ) and no gaurantees are given!

The list is not comprehensive and only notes the more unusual or interesting insects that may be seen. In the case of moths, only the day flying species are given.

If you are interested in a particular species you should check the best time of year for this to be on the wing.

As time goes on we will be adding links to further information about the lolcations and species in this list but please bear with us as we assemble this information.

Location Grid Ref: Butterflies Moths
Ainsdale Dunes SD 302 112 Dark Green Fritillary
Grayling
Common Blue
Grass Eggar
Cinnabar
Porthland Moth
Beacon Fell SD 565 427

Birkbank Bog, Nr Lancaster SD 527 604 Green Hairstreak
Green Veined White
Orange Tip
Fox Moth
Emperor Moth
Common Heath
Boilton Wood, Preston SD 5831 Large Skipper, White-letter Hairstreak, Meadow Brown
Cross Hill Quarry, Clitheroe SD 745 434 Large Skipper, Common Blue
Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge SD 565 238 Orange Tip, other common species
Eaves Wood, Silverdale SD 470 760 Large Skipper, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Small Heath
Fleetwood Nature Park SD 337 466 Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Heath Shaded Broad-bar
Gait Barrows NNR, Silverdale

Permit required for full access, ring 015395 31604 for a permit, which also allows use of the car park.
Public and permissive paths, dogs not allowed off public footpaths.

SD 4877 Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Brimstone, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange Tip, Purple Hairstreak, Green Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Northern Brown Argus, Duke of Burgundy, Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Meadow Brown, The Wall, Grayling, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper. Speckled Yellow
Anania funebris (B&W)
Heysham LNR

Dogs on leads only in nature park, or can run free in 'landscape strip' to south

SD 405 598 Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Common Blue, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, The Wall, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Grayling.
Hindburndale SD 648 634 White Letter Hairstreak
Purple Hairstreak
Clouded Magpie
Lytham St. Annes Nature Reserve SD 310 300 Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, The Wall, Meadow Brown, Grayling Lattice Heath, White Satin, Yellowshell,
Six Spot Burnet.
Mere Sands Woods SD 447 160 Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Common Blue, Small Copper, Gatekeeper, The Wall, Meadow Brown Latticed Heath
Rivington Reservoirs SD 6216 Green Hairstreak  
Rossall Point
Fleetwood
SD 315 479 Common Blue, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Small White, Painted Lady, Red Admiral. Six Spot Burnet
Salt Hill Quarry
Clitheroe
SD 755 425 Small Skipper, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell Cinnabar
Silver Ground Carpet
Yellow Shell
Trowbarrow Quarry, Silverdale SD 481 755 Dingy Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange Tip, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Northern Brown Argus(few), Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary(few), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary(few), The Wall, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Grayling
Warton Crag SD 490 727 Large Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Brimstone, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak, Northern Brown Argus, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, The Wall, Grayling, Cistus Forester (green)
Least Minor
Chimney Sweeper
White Coppice SD 617 190
Green Letter Hairstreak Orange Underwing
Wigan Flashes SJ 5802 Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Large; Small and Green-veined Whites, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Small Copper, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, The Wall, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper
Winmarleigh Moss SD 4477 Large Skipper, Large White, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Large Heath (davus), Meadow Brown
Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley SD 5715 Common Blue, other common species

 
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