Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Acronicta menyanthidis Light Knot Grass

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39 records (45+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
26 May 2017 Lynwode House, Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1
15 May 2016 Taxal Moor SK0080 Adult 1 On pine trunk edge of Taxal Moor
16 Jun 2015 Heydon Bridge SE0900 Adult 1 2 traps at SE097009 & SE098008, along wooded ride
21 Apr 2015 Macclesfield Road, Whaley Bridge SK008806 Adult 1 ab suffusa determined from photo
25 Jul 2014 Holme Moss SE0903 Larval 1 on sallow
18 Jun 2013 Tegg's Nose SJ9472 Adult 4 SJ946724 until 12:30am, numbers estimated, included ab. suffusa, photo taken
09 May 2011 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 photo available
24 Jun 2008 Lindow Moss SJ821803 Not recorded 1+
13 May 2008 East Downs Road, Cheadle Hulme SJ868869 Adult 1 suffusa
10 Jun 2006 81 Winstanley Road, Sale SJ794925 Adult 1 identification has also been agreed by C. Darbyshire
19 May 2005 Gleneagles Road, Heald Green SJ853863 Adult 1 Light Knot Grass
16 Jun 2003 High Moor 8 SJ96636944 Adult 1 2004/087 Actinic light, 15W Nick Littlewood Nick Littlewood
01 Jun 2002 Pym chair SJ9976 Adult 4 including melanic ab. suffusa and partial melanic. GPS gives car park @ SJ99355 77260, although clearly well in SJ9976 per map. A difference of at least 500 meters. Used map reference for consistency. Sheet trap in car park & Skinner @ 100 meters to east.
1992 Vicarage Lane, Poynton SJ920841 Adult 1+
1962 Goyt Valley SK0173 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
09 Jun 1954 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
13 Jun 1941 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, varies from fairly common to scarce, 1929-1940, Smith (1948)
1940 Stalybridge SJ9597 Not recorded 1+ assumed to be the same record relating to Staley Brushes in Underwood William, 1970, Records extracted from various publications to establish a lepidoptera list at Staley Brushes. the publications from which the records were extracted are not known now but were relied on at the time. data was also extracted from local museums and libraries.
1929 Taxal SK07 Adult 1+ Fairly common to scarce
1929 Disley SJ9784 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1922 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Abbots Moss SJ5868 Not recorded 1+
1920 Alderley Edge SJ8477 Adult 1+ near Alderley Edge, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1919 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1+ uncommon, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1917 Abbots Moss SJ5868 Not recorded 1+
1903 Delamere Forest SJ5371 Not recorded 1+ undated day list not common
1903 Abbots Moss SJ5868 Not recorded 1+ undated entry - not common. mansbridge states that the record was by Harrison so have put this data in. it surely relates to the same record??
1903 Lindow Common SJ8281 Not recorded 1+ undated entry
1903 Tarporley SJ5462 Not recorded 1+ undated entry - a few at White Hall near Tarporley
1903 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 1+ several sitting on a derelict tub. Date not given, taken from elsewhere.
1903 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ not common, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Macclesfield SJ97 Adult 1+
1903 Macclesfield SJ97 Adult 1+
1900 Wallasey SJ2692 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1890 Carrington Moss SJ7390 Not recorded 1+ undated ellis list
1890 Delamere Forest SJ5371 Not recorded 1+ undated ellis list
1890 Lindow Common SJ8281 Not recorded 1+ undated ellis list
1885 Stalybridge SJ99 Adult 1
1883 Brushes SJ9999 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference not provided, Young Nat. 4:78-80.


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018