Brian Cain saw the butterfly in Withens Clough on Sat. 10th July. It was flight-worn and probably a female, feeding from thistle flowers.
He says he has had, at a guess, 5 sightings over 20 years in Calderdale. He's not on the internet, and hasn't been so active in recent years due to ill health, but remains recorder with Halifax Scientific Society.
The hummingbird hawkmoth was feeding from jasmine in a garden in Hebden Bridge on Sunday 11th. Reported by Kerry McQuade and Helen Blackwell.