Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Selenia lunularia Lunar Thorn

All records

38 records (40+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
19 Mar 2004 Marbury Country Park SJ653764 Adult 1 Hind wing notched as in Lunar Thorn, hence not other thorn species
21 Jul 1997 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
21 Jul 1995 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 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 SJ64 SJ64 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1981 SJ67 SJ67 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1981 SJ27 SJ27 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1976 Prestbury SJ900768 Adult 1 via C I Rutherford, only additions to SJ97
1976 SJ46 SJ46 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_10698, Chester area in SJ46
1970 Chester SJ4065 Not recorded 1+
25 May 1968 Pensby Wood SJ267838 Adult 2 night temp 46f, heavy rain all day Pensby Wood, wind dropped 8pm. good conditions, Guardian weather chart
10 May 1965 Pensby Wood SJ267838 Adult 1 bred/series released
08 May 1965 Pensby Wood SJ267838 Adult 1
1965 Pulford SJ3758 Adult 1+ several Creaser (1966), grid reference unknown, possibly recorders Rossett SJ374579 VC50 garden
28 May 1964 Pensby Wood SJ267838 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.
15 Jun 1962 Birkenhead SJ2886 Adult 1 record states Rep. Birkenhead School MV Trap
1961 SJ38 SJ38 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn o = recorded between 1961-1979 but not since Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1961 SJ46 SJ46 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn o = recorded between 1961-1979 but not since Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1961 SJ87 SJ87 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn o = recorded between 1961-1979 but not since Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1961 SJ28 SJ28 Not recorded 1+ 1918 Lunar Thorn o = recorded between 1961-1979 but not since Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
25 May 1956 Bebington SJ3283 Adult 1 site Poulton SJ326836
31 May 1952 Burton Wood SJ3174 Not recorded 1 male at SJ312745
1952 Bebington SJ3283 Not recorded 1+
1915 Northenden SJ8390 Adult 1+ scarce, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1910 Chester SJ4166 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, Smith (1948)
1903 Chester SJ3666 Adult 1+ undated day list not uncommon470Lunar Thorn
1903 Chester SJ3666 Adult 1+ undated day list not uncommon470Lunar Thorn
1901 Tarporley SJ5462 Adult 1 undated day list white hall, near tarporley470Lunar Thorn
1900 Tarporley SJ5462 Adult 1+ undated, near Tarporley, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1890 Cheadle Hulme SJ8686 Not recorded 1+ undated ellis list470Lunar Thorn
1890 Delamere Forest SJ5371 Not recorded 1+ undated ellis list470Lunar Thorn
1890 Bramhall SJ8887 Not recorded 1+ undated ellis list470Lunar Thorn
1885 Puddington SJ3272 Not recorded 1+ undated walker list scarce470Lunar Thorn
1885 Rock Ferry SJ3286 Not recorded 1+ undated walker list scarce470Lunar Thorn


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018