Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Epiblema turbidana

All records

13 records (14+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
23 Jun 2015 Bosley Reservoir SJ9265 Adult 2 SJ928658 flying by butterbur on farm track bank
28 May 2002 Etherow Country Park, Compstall VC58 SJ9690 Adult 1 specimen dissected by Steve Hind and the plate identified by Steve Palmer. New for SJ99. Comments from Steve Hind 'Presumably the trap was near some Butterbur, this species foodplant. A remarkably early date though. Might be worth a daylight visit as they fly over the butterbur'
during sunny evenings June/July
17 Jun 1997 Goyt Valley, Disley SJ9885 Adult 1+ few amongst butterbur in evening sunshine
16 Jun 1997 Bollin Valley, Prestbury SJ9076 Adult 1+ several amongst butterbur in evening sunshine
1955 Castle Mill SJ7984 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference unknown. county status: common among Tussilago petasites in many parts.
1950 Gatley SJ8488 Not recorded 1+ Flies low among Butterbur just before dusk, grid reference unknown
1950 Marple SJ9689 Not recorded 1+ Flies low among Butterbur just before dusk, grid reference unknown
1950 Disley SJ9885 Not recorded 1+ Flies low among Butterbur just before dusk, grid reference unknown
1950 Whaley Bridge SK0080 Adult 1+ secretive, flies dusk, grid reference unknown
1950 North Rode SJ8966 Not recorded 1+ First Cheshire Record, grid reference unknown
1949 Gatley SJ8488 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown
27 Jul 1946 Frandley SJ640788 Adult 1 date followed by question mark in publication
1940 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1+ County Status: Local and uncommon.


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018