Elephant Hawk Moth

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Scopula ternata Smoky Wave

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
07 Jun 2018 Moor Edge Road, Mossley SD9801 Adult 2
07 Jun 2018 Micklehurst SD9802 Adult 5
07 Jun 2018 Mossley SD9803 Adult 4
05 Jun 2018 Sutton SJ9569 Adult 1 disturbed from thistles, presumably blown off High Moor
05 Jun 2018 Oaken Clough SJ9669 Adult 5
08 May 2018 Whaley Bridge SJ9981 Larval 1 found 08/05/2018. Old Golf House Area SJ998819, emerged 31/5/2018
16 Jun 2017 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 1 SK000665 - 125w Robinson trap
01 Jun 2017 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 4 15w Actinic Heath trap @ SJ90565 70559 (2), 6w Actinic Heath trap @ 90583 70325 (2)
26 Jun 2016 Taxal Moor SK0079 Adult 1 SK000792
23 Jun 2016 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 5 2 traps @ SJ905706, also five at dusk
07 Jun 2016 Taxal Moor SJ9980 Adult 5
06 Jun 2016 Cowbury Dale & Buckton Moor SD9901 Adult 7 at SD991011 amongst bilberry
02 Oct 2015 Yarnshaw Hill SJ9870 Larval 2
29 Jun 2015 Brockholes Wood Reserve SE0700 Adult 3
21 Jun 2015 Taxal Moor SJ9980 Adult 1
11 Jun 2015 Brockholes Wood, Crowden SE071000 Adult 1 2 traps
22 Jun 2014 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9898 Adult 5
22 Jun 2014 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9998 Adult 7
22 Jun 2014 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9999 Adult 1
20 Jun 2014 Withens Brook SE0901 Adult 28
06 Jun 2014 Woodhead SK1199 Adult 1
02 May 2014 Brockholes Wood, Crowden SK0799 Larval 1 on heather, in enclosure above quarry SK07293 99951
30 Apr 2014 High Moor SJ9770 Larval 1 off heather
26 Jun 2013 Stake Side SK0073 Adult 2
26 Jun 2013 Goyt's Clough SK0173 Adult 2
25 Jun 2013 Yarnshaw Hill SJ9870 Adult 20
19 May 2013 Hobson Moor SJ9997 Larval 1 off heather by roadside below Moorside Farm
06 May 2013 Holme Moss SE0804 Larval 1 off heather
12 Jul 2012 Hoo Moor SK0076 Adult 6 photo available
17 Jun 2003 Cat and Fiddle SK0071 Adult 1 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL April 2004 2004/087, specimen retained, photo in annual report
07 Jun 2003 Shooter's Clough, Goyt Valley SK0074 Adult 7 including on steep east facing slope above reservoir, noted in annual report
17 Jun 2000 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9998 Adult 1+
17 Jun 2000 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9898 Adult 1+ few
16 Jun 2000 Cut-thorn Hill SK0068 Adult 2
13 Jun 1999 Woodhead SK1199 Adult 1
19 Jul 1996 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 1+ ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006 several
18 Jul 1996 Stake Side SK0073 Adult 1+ ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006 few
18 Jul 1996 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006
18 Jul 1996 Goyt's Clough SK0173 Adult 1+ ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006 few
11 Jul 1996 Brockholes Wood, Crowden SK0799 Adult 1 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006
02 Jul 1995 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 10 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006 approximate number
25 Jun 1995 Hoo Moor Plantation SK0077 Adult 5 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006 5+
25 Jun 1995 Hoo Moor Plantation SK0177 Adult 1 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006
17 Jun 1992 The Tors SJ9974 Adult 2
17 Jun 1992 Withinleach Moor SJ9975 Adult 1
30 Jun 1991 Tintwistle Low Moor SK0298 Adult 2 ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006
16 Jun 1989 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 7
12 Jul 1987 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 3 confirmed G Lightfoot
12 Jul 1987 Danes Moss SJ9071 Adult 1
23 Jul 1963 Rostherne Mere SJ7484 Adult 1 Near Gale Bog. This is a possible survival from times when a mossland habitat existed in the Gale Bog area
1960 Bosley Cloud SJ9063 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, letter to CIR 9.4.1979
11 Jul 1954 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 2 grid reference not provided
20 Jun 1953 Brushes Valley SJ9999 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
01 Jul 1951 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 2 grid reference not provided
1948 Brushes Valley SJ9999 Adult 2 grid reference unknown, Smith (1950)
1940 Rostherne Mere SJ7484 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_22566
1938 Delamere SJ5669 Adult 1+ scarce, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948), BRC Ref: V05_13419, pre 1941
1938 Newchurch Common SJ6068 Adult 1+ scarce, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1926 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1922 Crowden SK0799 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Holford Moss SJ7174 Adult 1+ undated, rare. Day (1903)
1903 Whaley Bridge SJ9980 Not recorded 1+ near Whaley Bridge, undated, Day (1903)
1903 Macclesfield SJ9070 Adult 1+ near Macclesfield, undated, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Goyt's Clough SK0172 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1885 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ undated - east of the county, Walker (1885)
1883 Brushes Valley SJ9999 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference not provided, Young Nat. 4:78-80. BRC Ref: V06_01079, date pre 1941
1800 SJ67 SJ67 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_17952, date pre 1941


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Updated: 12th June 2019