Elephant Hawk Moth

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Pyrausta sanguinalis

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17 records (43+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
09 Jul 1935 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 Possibly last time seen here, grid reference not provided, Ent Rec 103:153
1926 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1926 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 3 includes one just dated 1926, grid reference not provided
01 Jul 1924 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 12 plentiful but restricted, grid reference not provided, LCFC 1924:50
1921 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1915 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ Still plentiful at this site although the area is more restricted than formerly now that the golf course is there. grid reference not provided, LCFC 1916:97. The Ent. 48:293 [also 48:295] Mansbridge (1940).
15 Jul 1910 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 9 grid reference not provided
14 Jul 1909 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 2 grid reference not provided
14 Jul 1908 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 3 two specimens at Manchester Museum. The Ent. 42:140, grid reference not provided
1907 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 3 grid reference not provided.
21 Jun 1890 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 Rhodarla sanguinalis. Grid ref not provided. ENT REC: 1:162
1890 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 Rhodaria sanguinalis. Grid ref not provided. ENT REC: 1:130
1885 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown. Walker (1885)
1879 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ flies about 6pm in June, wherever wild thyme grows, year and grid reference not provided. Young Nat. 1:204-207.
1869 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ Newman's Entomologist 5:32ii-iii, grid reference not provided. Plentiful among wild thyme. Ellis (1890)
1854 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown, site New Brighton. Not uncommon. Byerley (1854)
1849 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ First discovered at Wallasey in 1849 (Barrett 1904). Declined and last seen 1935 (Agassiz 1991). Habitat & foodplant destroyed by golf course, H B Prince, in (Day 1903)


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