Elephant Hawk Moth

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Acronicta tridens Dark Dagger

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66 records (66+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
11 Aug 2018 Catchpenny Pool SJ8171 Larval 1 on crab apple
13 Jun 2018 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
17 Sep 2017 Little Heath, Audlem SJ6644 Larval 1 on hawthorn
03 Sep 2017 Ness Gardens SJ3075 Larval 1 SJ47546587
03 Sep 2017 Hockenhull SJ4765 Larval 1 SJ47546587
02 Sep 2017 Mount Pleasant SJ8556 Larval 1 on rowan
20 Aug 2017 Common Lane, Waverton SJ455639 Larval 1 on hawthorn, same bush as Acronicta psi
24 Jul 2017 Astbury Mere SJ8462 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. 4 x MVL, 1 actinic in & around car park until 02:30 hrs.
26 Jun 2017 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
05 Jul 2016 East Downs Road, Cheadle Hulme SJ868869 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
07 Jun 2016 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. 4 Skinner traps:- 1 x 125W MV, 3 x 15W actinic, 2200 hrs - 0230 hrs
27 Aug 2014 Saughall SJ3668 Larval 1 on Blackthorn
24 Aug 2014 Ravensmoor SJ6250 Larval 1 on birch
18 Aug 2014 Swettenham SJ8267 Larval 1+ on oak, photo on rECOrd Moth Forum
12 Jul 2014 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
28 Sep 2013 Warmingham SJ7161 Larval 1 on hawthorn, photo taken
06 Oct 2012 Delamere Forest SJ5470 Larval 1 Forestry Depot SJ548704
04 Oct 2012 Clutton SJ4755 Larval 1 on roadside vegetation, photo available
25 Sep 2008 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Larval 1 photo held by shane farrell
09 Sep 2006 Farndon SJ4154 Larval 1 on rowan
23 Aug 2005 Radnor Bridge SJ8365 Larval 1 noted in annual report
23 Jun 2005 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.female, noted in 2006 annual report
04 Jun 2005 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.female, noted in 2006 annual report
28 Aug 2004 Brereton Heath SJ7965 Larval 1
28 Aug 2004 Brereton Heath SJ7964 Larval 1
27 Jun 2004 Shannon Close, Willaston, Nantwich SJ676525 Adult 1 Gen. Det. male M.Dale
02 Jul 2003 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Gen. Det. Male, noted in 2004 annual report
09 Jun 2003 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Gen. Det. Male, noted in 2004 annual report
13 Oct 2001 Weaver Valley, Hartford SJ6470 Larval 1 on hawthorn
2001 Snape Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe SJ750516 Egg 1+ reared from eggs
2001 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det.
2001 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Larval 1+
27 Aug 2000 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ206881 Genitalia examin
28 Jul 2000 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Adult 1 gen det
17 Sep 1998 Lower Wych SJ4844 Larval 1 on sloe
12 Jul 1997 Sparks Lane, Thingwall SJ276845 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
05 Jul 1996 Sparks Lane, Thingwall SJ276845 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
14 Sep 1995 Sparks Lane, Thingwall SJ276845 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
22 Jul 1995 Sparks Lane, Thingwall SJ276845 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
20 Jul 1988 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. First record of the year, numbers not counted
1987 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det.
27 Jun 1986 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked. Frequent
26 Jun 1985 Hockenhull Platts SJ4765 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. SJ476656
29 Aug 1983 Little Budworth SJ5866 Larval 1 SJ588662
05 Jun 1982 Caister Way, Over, Winsford SJ641654 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
1981 SJ28 SJ28 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02353. larva or confirmed adult
1976 Prestbury SJ900768 Adult 1 males checked, only additions to SJ97, Lepidoptera record cards, Biological Records Centre, Monks Wood, via C I Rutherford
1976 SJ46 SJ46 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_10710, Chester area in SJ46, larva or confirmed adult
12 Jun 1970 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. slightly more abundant than psi 1969-70, Creaser (1971). Specimen in Mike Hull's collection. LCES 94-96:16, LCES 94-96:58
05 Jun 1970 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. Specimen in Mike Hull's collection
1961 SJ68 SJ68 Not recorded 1+ Included in Rutherford (1994), yet the site may be in VC59, larva or confirmed adult
1961 SJ36 SJ36 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ38 SJ38 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ44 SJ44 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ58 SJ58 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ65 SJ65 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ76 SJ76 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ86 SJ86 Not recorded 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1961 SJ78 SJ78 Adult 1+ at least one specimen confirmed from this hectad during this period.
1957 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Larval 1 bred from sallow 27/7/1957-15/6/1958, grid reference unknown, specimen in AC collection
1954 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Larval 1+ a few bred, grid reference not provided, LCFC 1954-56:72-76.
1952 Delamere SJ5570 Larval 1+ Grid Reference unknown. Michaelis (1954)
03 Oct 1951 Newchurch Common SJ6068 Larval 1 on rowan, grid reference not provided
27 Aug 1950 Middlewich SJ7063 Larval 1 on hawthorn, Middlewich Lane, grid reference not provided
1944 Blacon SJ3767 Larval 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Chester SJ4066 Larval 1+ undated, one larva near Chester, Day (1903)


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Updated: 12th June 2019