Elephant Hawk Moth

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
09 Jun 2017 Brookhouse Moss SJ8061 Larval 1
25 Oct 2015 Little Budworth Common SJ5965 Case 1 vacated case on fencepost
02 Oct 2015 Yarnshaw Hill SJ9870 Larval 1 on trunk of rowan
04 Jun 2015 Brockholes Wood Reserve SE0700 Larval 2
22 Jun 2014 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9898 Larval 1
20 Jun 2014 Heyden Moor SE0902 Larval 1
18 May 2014 Big Wood, Withington SJ8069 Larval 5
30 Mar 2014 Brookhouse Moss SJ8061 Larval 1
25 Jun 2013 Yarnshaw Hill SJ9870 Larval 2 still in larval stage
23 Apr 2006 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Case 1+ swept from Ling. members present: S H Hind, I Kimber, A Prichard, B Smart, I F Smith, P Talbot
23 Apr 2006 Little Budworth Common SJ5965 Case 2 2 on notice boards in car park. members present: S H Hind, I Kimber, A Prichard, B Smart, I F Smith, P Talbot
06 Jun 2004 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Larval 1+
16 Aug 2003 Longdendale SK0398 Larval 2 2 on fence posts. Checked 42 posts at SK036986
17 Jun 2000 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9898 Larval 1+ case on wall across moor
29 May 1999 Lindow Common SJ8381 Larval 1+ a few cases swept from grass
12 May 1998 Crowden SE0600 Larval 1 case on tree stump along Oakenclough Brook
27 Jul 1996 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Larval 1+ on a pine trunk
11 Jul 1996 Crowden SE0600 Case 4 on fence posts below Rakes Rocks
11 Jul 1996 Brockholes Wood, Crowden SK0799 Case 2 on a fence post
12 Jun 1996 Cocksmoss Wood SJ8567 Larval tube 1+ swept
15 May 1996 Abbey Arms Wood, Delamere SJ5668 Case 1 SJ563681
15 May 1996 Abbey Arms Wood, Delamere SJ5668 Larval 1 centroid grid reference SJ563681, on fence post
26 Aug 1994 Delamere Forest SJ542716 Case 1
26 Aug 1994 Delamere Forest SJ559708 Case 1
22 May 1993 Plumley Nature Reserve SJ708751 Larval 3
21 Feb 1993 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Larval 2 centroid grid references SJ587654 & SJ588655
15 Sep 1992 Delamere Forest SJ542716 Case 1
21 Apr 1992 Whitegate Marsh SJ622697 Case 1
29 Jun 1991 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Larval 1 SJ595688 centroid grid reference
29 Jun 1991 Nunsmere SJ5969 Larval 2 SJ593691 centroid grid reference
23 Jun 1991 Delamere Forest SJ542716 Case 1+ Several
22 Jun 1991 Black Lake, Delamere Forest SJ5370 Case 1 SJ536709
09 Sep 1990 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Case 1
23 Jul 1990 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Larval 1
21 May 1990 Plumley Nature Reserve SJ708751 Case 1+ occasional
20 May 1990 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Larval 1 SJ614697 centroid grid reference
23 Apr 1990 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Case 1 SJ595688
17 Mar 1990 Sherratt's Rough SJ6169 Case 1 SJ616692, SJ61706920, SJ617693
21 May 1989 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Case 1
21 May 1989 Nunsmere SJ5969 Case 2
03 May 1989 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Case 1
26 Apr 1987 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Case 3
27 Jun 1986 Brereton Heath SJ7965 Larval 1+ frequent
21 Jun 1986 Brereton Heath SJ7965 Case 3
02 May 1985 Newchurch Common SJ6068 Case 3
02 May 1985 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Case 1
26 May 1984 Sherratt's Rough SJ6169 Case 1 female emerged 8/6/1984
21 Jun 1983 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Adult 1
21 May 1983 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1 off railway bridge, emerged 12/6/1983, grid reference not provided. LCES106:109
19 Jun 1982 Winsford SJ6467 Adult 1 Catsclough SJ652667
13 Jun 1976 Bickerton/Larkton Hill SJ4952 Case 1 Bickerton Hill, case on birch, grid reference not provided, LCES 97-100:48
1969 Plumley Nature Reserve SJ7075 Not recorded 1+ grid reference unknown
28 May 1950 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1+ grid reference not provided
1950 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ county status: generally distributed. Michaelis (1951)
1950 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Case 1+ emerged 14/6, 16/6/1950, grid reference not provided
26 Mar 1948 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1 grid reference not provided
1947 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1+ emerged 30/6/1947, grid reference not provided
1946 Delamere SJ5570 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown. Prichard (1947)
21 May 1945 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1 on oak, emerged 5/6/1945, grid reference not provided
29 May 1944 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1 on oak, emerged 4/6/1944, grid reference not provided
1940 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Not recorded 1+ county status: occurs generally, frequenting woods, moors and mosses
1916 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Case 4 common. emerged July 1917, grid reference unknown. Mansbridge (1940)
1915 Delamere SJ5570 Case 1 emerged 20/6/1916, grid reference not provided
1915 Delamere SJ5570 Case 5 emerged 25/6, 26/6/1916 (4), grid reference not provided
1887 Dibbinsdale Nature Reserve SJ3482 Not recorded 1+ Patrick's Wood, grid reference & date unknown, pre 1887. Ellis (1890)
1887 Brushes SJ9898 Not recorded 1+ grid reference & date unknown, pre 1887. Ellis (1890)
1885 Bebington SJ3183 Not recorded 1+ undated, Walker (1885)
1883 Brushes Valley SJ9999 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference not provided, Young Nat. 4:78-80.


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Updated: 12th June 2019