Elephant Hawk Moth

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Acronicta menyanthidis Light Knot Grass

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41 records (48+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
23 May 2018 Bickley Hall Farm SJ5247 Adult 1 ex posting on Cheshire FB, grid reference not provided
19 May 2018 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 1 confirmed S W Holmes, S H Hind from photo
26 May 2017 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, photo on rECOrd Moth Forum
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
13 May 2008 East Downs Road, Cheadle Hulme SJ868869 Adult 1 suffusa, confirmed S H Hind
10 Jun 2006 Winstanley Road, Sale SJ794925 Adult 1 photo in annual report, identification has also been agreed by C. Darbyshire
19 May 2005 Gleneagles Road, Heald Green SJ853863 Adult 1 confirmed G Lightfoot, noted in annual report
16 Jun 2003 High Moor SJ9669 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ96636944 site 8, 2004/087, noted in annual report
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. noted in annual report
1992 Vicarage Lane, Poynton SJ920841 Adult 1+
1962 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1961 SJ99 SJ99 Not recorded 1+
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)
1929 Disley SJ9784 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1929 Taxal Moor SK0080 Adult 1+ site Taxal, Fairly common to scarce, grid reference unknown.
1922 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1922 Goyt Valley SK0172 Not recorded 1 Goyt Valley area including Taxal & Goyt Moss, all in grid reference SK07. No detailed grid reference or date provided
1920 Alderley Edge SJ8477 Adult 1+ near Alderley Edge, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1919 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Not recorded 1+ Mansbridge (1940), Smith (1948)
1919 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1+ uncommon, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1917 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Not recorded 1+ Mansbridge (1940)
1903 White Hall, Tarporley SJ5966 Not recorded 1+ undated - a few. Day (1903)
1903 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Not recorded 1+ undated - not common. Day (1903). Mansbridge states that the record was by Harrison so have put this data in. it surely relates to the same record??
1903 Lindow Common SJ8381 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Macclesfield SJ9070 Larval 1+ common as larvae, grid reference unknown.
1903 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ not common, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1902 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 2 Delamere, grid reference not provided, not common, Day (1903), Mansbridge (1940)
1900 Stalybridge SJ9598 Not recorded 1+ undated, Mansbridge (1940)
1900 Wallasey SJ2692 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1895 Danes Moss SJ9070 Larval 1+ principally from sallow but only about 5% emerged. Several sitting on a derelict tub. South (1961)
1890 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Not recorded 1+ site Delamere, grid reference not provided, undated Ellis (1890), Mansbridge (1940)
1890 Carrington Moss SJ7390 Not recorded 1+ undated Ellis (1890), Mansbridge (1940)
1890 Lindow Common SJ8381 Not recorded 1+ undated Ellis (1890), Mansbridge (1940)
1885 Brushes Valley SJ9999 Adult 1 Stalybridge, grid reference unknown.
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