Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Coleophora pyrrhulipennella

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37 records (72+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
09 Jun 2017 Brookhouse Moss SJ8061 Adult 1
23 Apr 2017 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Larval 4 off heather
01 Apr 2016 Little Budworth Common SJ5965 Larval 1 tenanted case on heather
05 Dec 2015 Little Budworth Common SJ5965 Case 1 case on heather
27 Jun 2015 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Adult 1 determined from photo
28 May 2015 Lindow Common SJ8381 Case 1 larva case on heather
26 Apr 2015 Runcorn Hill SJ5081 Larval 3 off heather
22 Apr 2015 Bosley Cloud SJ9063 Larval 2 one off heather and one attached to a cowberry stem
30 Mar 2014 Brookhouse Moss SJ8061 Larval 21 No other species swept from heather, both C juncicolella & Heath Rustic appear to be absent from the site
20 Apr 2013 Bickerton/Larkton Hill SJ4952 Larval 1 off heather
20 Apr 2013 Bickerton Hill SJ5053 Larval 1 off heather
10 Apr 2013 Lindow Common SJ8380 Larval 1 off heather
21 Apr 2003 Brereton Heath SJ7965 Case 1
13 Apr 2002 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Larval 3
13 Apr 2002 Little Budworth Common SJ5866 Larval 1+ off Ling
07 Apr 2002 Stapledon Wood, Caldy SJ2285 Larval 1+ off heather
07 Apr 2002 Stapledon Wood, Caldy SJ2286 Larval 1+ off heather
07 Apr 2002 Flaxmere SJ5572 Larval 1+
21 Apr 2001 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Larval 1+
16 Apr 2001 Lindow Common SJ8381 Larval 1+ 2 off heather
31 May 1999 Brookhouse Moss SJ8061 Larval 1 case swept from heather
15 May 1999 Sound Common SJ6248 Larval 1+ on Calluna, not found 13/4/2014
02 May 1999 Flaxmere SJ5572 Larval 1+ common on Calluna
09 Oct 1994 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Case 1+ Frequent
08 Oct 1994 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Larval 1+ several
13 Apr 1991 Runcorn Hill SJ507816 Larval 1+ several
24 Mar 1991 Runcorn Hill SJ507816 Larval 5
23 Jun 1964 Delamere SJ5572 Adult 2 grid reference not provided, not known if bred
1956 Wilmslow SJ8381 Case 1 emerged 14/7/1956, grid reference not provided
1955 Thurstaston SJ2484 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference unknown. Michaelis (1955)
14 May 1951 Caldy SJ2285 Larval 1 No quantity recorded. Grid Reference unknown. Michaelis (1954) on heather
1950 Wilmslow SJ8381 Case 1 emerged 14/6/1950, grid reference not provided, also three additional cases in the museum dated June 1950
1947 Lindow Common SJ8381 Not recorded 2 New Cheshire record. Grid Reference unknown. Mansbridge & Wright (1950). Site given as Wilmslow, Lindow being nearest known site. Larval cases present in May with adults flying at sunset early July, Michaelis (1953), found on most moors and mosses in Cheshire, Michaelis (1956)
19 Jul 1941 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 2 grid reference not provided, not known if bred
1940 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ Common on heaths and mosses. Ellis (1890) it has not been taken since, Mansbridge (1940)
1940 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Not recorded 1+
1859 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1 site: near Crewe, grid reference not provided. Zoologist 6:189


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Updated: 12th June 2019