Elephant Hawk Moth

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Selenia lunularia Lunar Thorn

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34 records (37+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
19 Mar 2004 Marbury Country Park SJ653764 Adult 1
1994 The White House, Whitehouse Lane, Nantwich SJ658533 Adult 1
1994 The White House, Whitehouse Lane, Nantwich SJ658533 Adult 1+
01 May 1986 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 2
1982 Heron Court, Parkgate SJ282774 Adult 1 March 1982 - June 1984
31 May 1981 Marsh Cottage, Denhall, Burton SJ299749 Adult 1
1981 SJ67 SJ67 Not recorded 1+
1976 Prestbury SJ900768 Adult 1 one only, only additions to SJ97, Lepidoptera record cards, Biological Records Centre, Monks Wood, via C I Rutherford
1976 SJ46 SJ46 Not recorded 1+ caught by friends of Simon Harper
1975 Chester SJ4065 Adult 1 BRC Ref: V05_10698, grid reference not provided, LCES 97-100:36
1972 Alderley Edge SJ8577 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_27457, Alderley Edge in SJ87
26 May 1971 Thornton Hough SJ2981 Adult 1 Grid reference not provided, LCES 94-96:46
25 May 1968 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Adult 2 night temp 46f, heavy rain all day Pensby Wood, wind dropped 8pm. good conditions, Guardian weather chart
10 May 1965 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Adult 2 male & female, bred/series released
08 May 1965 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Adult 1
1965 Pulford SJ3758 Adult 1+ several Creaser (1966), grid reference unknown, possibly recorders Rossett SJ374579 VC50 garden
28 May 1964 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Adult 1 this specimen had short antennae, no doubt damaged - approx 2-3mm long. three broods were bred from ova from this specimen, giving rise to so called delunaria (2nd brood) exhibited at Liverpool Oct 22 1964. and Oct 25 1966. Procs P 41. The above record was also in L&CFC Rep. No 1 Publication No 51, 1966 AC, Creaser (1966)
15 Jun 1962 Birkenhead School SJ299881 Adult 1 Creaser (1966)
1961 29 Storeton Road, Oxton, Birkenhead SJ306871 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_07009
25 May 1956 Stanton Road, Poulton SJ326836 Adult 1 LCES Proc 2003 Vol.127:107
31 May 1952 Burton Wood, Burton SJ3174 Adult 1 male at SJ312745. Michaelis (1954)
31 May 1952 Thornton Hough SJ3081 Adult 1 SJ300819. Michaelis (1954), from which moths were bred, emerged 11/4, 23/4 (2), 26/4/1953 (2), grid reference not provided
1915 Northenden SJ8390 Adult 1+ scarce, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1915 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1 Wythenshawe Wood, Northenden site unknown, SJ88 or SJ89, possibly Wythenshawe Park. with W B Lees
1910 Chester SJ4166 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, Smith (1948)
1903 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1+ undated, not uncommon, Day (1903)
1903 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1+ undated, not uncommon, Day (1903)
1901 White Hall, Tarporley SJ5966 Adult 1 undated, Day (1903)
1900 White Hall, Tarporley SJ5966 Adult 1+ undated, near Tarporley, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1890 Delamere Forest SJ5371 Not recorded 1+ undated, Ellis (1890)
1890 Cheadle Hulme SJ8686 Not recorded 1+ undated, Ellis (1890)
1890 Bramhall SJ8984 Not recorded 1+ undated, Ellis (1890)
1885 Puddington SJ3273 Not recorded 1+ undated, scarce, Walker (1885)
1885 Rock Ferry SJ3386 Not recorded 1+ undated, scarce, Walker (1885)


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Updated: 12th June 2019