Elephant Hawk Moth

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Leucoptera spartifoliella

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36 records (66+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
13 Jun 2017 Warren SJ8870 Pupal 4 on broom SJ880701
30 May 2016 Burton Mere Wetlands SJ3074 Cocoon 3 on broom stems, emerged 12/6/2016
11 May 2015 Little Budworth Common SJ5866 Pupal 1+ pupal cocoon found on broom. SJ58246605
10 May 2015 Heswall SJ2582 Pupal 1+ Heswall Dales, pupal cocoon found on broom, approx SJ256823
08 May 2015 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm SJ3073 Pupal 1+ pupal cocoons found on Broom, RSPB Inner Marsh Farm
07 May 2015 Little Neston SJ2876 Pupal 1+ SJ288764, pupal cocoons and vacated mine found on Broom, photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
17 Feb 2015 Burton Mere Wetlands SJ3074 Mine 1 mines on broom. Larva emerged from mine. Checked and photographed.
07 Jul 2006 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 3
05 Jul 2006 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 9
04 Jul 2006 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 9 colony found at dusk on broom
05 Jul 2003 Higher Poynton SJ9483 Adult 7 on old Broom, Prince Road
10 Jul 1997 Saltersley Moss SJ8280 Adult 1+ few on broom
04 Jul 1997 Bollin Valley, Prestbury SJ9076 Adult 1+ several on broom
03 Aug 1996 Whitegate Way SJ617678 Adult 1+ Rare
18 Jul 1996 Jacksons Brickworks, Higher Poynton SJ9484 Adult 1+ several on Broom at dusk
07 Jul 1991 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1+ LWH - SJ617678, SJM - SJ615679 centroid grid references, several/frequent
27 Mar 1989 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Mine 1+ several
19 May 1984 Burton SJ3074 Cocoon 1+ several
1984 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown.
10 Jul 1982 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1
03 Jul 1982 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1+ frequent
1982 Helsby Hill SJ4975 Not recorded 1+ grid reference unknown.
07 Aug 1981 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1
01 Aug 1981 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1+ frequent, centroid grid reference provided SJ542761, LCES105:62
26 Jul 1981 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Adult 1
20 Jul 1981 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1+ abundant
01 Jun 1981 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Pupal 1 emerged 23/6/1981
1981 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1+
25 Jul 1980 Caister Way, Over, Winsford SJ641654 Adult 1
22 Jun 1980 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 2
23 May 1980 Delamere Forest SJ542716 Adult 1+ frequent
05 Jun 1975 Helsby Hill SJ4975 Adult 1 Specimen in Mike Hull's collection. grid reference unknown.
05 Jun 1951 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1948 Lindow Common SJ8381 Adult 1+ scarce, date and grid reference unknown. Michaelis (unpublished March 1949. 1953)
1940 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ common where birches grow freely, Mansbridge (1940)
1854 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown. Common amongst broom. Byerley (1854)


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Updated: 12th June 2019