Elephant Hawk Moth

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Metzneria lappella

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79 records (107+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
25 Oct 2018 Delamere Forest SJ5372 Larval 1 larva in cocoon at base of burdock seed-head
20 Oct 2018 Grappenhall SJ6484 Larval 1 emerged ex burdock30/4/2019
03 Jul 2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB (East) SJ3173 Adult 1
20 Jun 2018 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
17 Jun 2018 Meadowside, Burwardsley SJ517566 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
17 Jun 2018 Cedarways, Appleton Park, Warrington SJ617842 Adult 1
22 May 2018 Heskey Wood, Henbury SJ8670 Pupal 1 emerged 30/5/2018 ex lesser burdock
12 May 2018 Wrenbury Wood SJ5849 Pupal 1 emerged 6/6/2018, ex burdock collected 12/5/2018
29 Oct 2017 Nantwich SJ6451 Pupal 1 collected 29/10/2017, emerged 17/5/2018
26 Oct 2017 Bosley SJ9165 Larval 1 ex burdock, emerged 8/5/2018
24 Sep 2017 Faddiley SJ5852 Larval 1 collected 24/9/2017, emerged 18/5/2018
05 Jul 2017 Common Lane, Waverton SJ455639 Adult 2
2017 Common Lane, Waverton SJ455639 Larval 3 several ex burdock, three emerged 15/4/2017, photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
23 Jun 2016 Meadowbank, Moore Lane, Moore SJ582848 Adult 2 photo on moth forum
10 Jun 2016 Kent Close, Bromborough SJ339815 Adult 1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27522878911
06 Jun 2016 Kent Close, Bromborough SJ339815 Adult 1 photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
17 May 2016 Siddington SJ8370 Pupal 1 emerged 5/6/2016 from lesser burdock
31 Oct 2015 Delamere Forest SJ5370 Larval 1 ex burdock, emerged 10/6/2016
10 Jul 2015 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1 to garden trap SJ945838 but probably emerged from introduced seedheads
21 May 2015 Nether Alderley SJ8276 Pupal 1 emerged 8.6.15 from burdock seedheads
18 Apr 2015 Bidston SJ2790 Pupal 1 emerged 16.6.15
12 Oct 2014 Barbridge SJ6156 Larval 1 ex burdock 12/10/2014, emerged 25/7/2015
11 Oct 2014 Bucklow Hill SJ7383 Larval 1 collected 11/10/2014, emerged 25/6/2015
26 Jul 2014 Thornton-le-Moors SJ4474 Adult 1
24 Jul 2014 Pemberton Close, Willaston SJ332778 Adult 1
04 Jul 2014 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 3 observatory garden SJ185878
25 Jun 2014 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 determined from photo
12 Jun 2014 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 determined from photo
12 Jul 2013 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 3 SJ185878
11 Jul 2013 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
11 Jul 2013 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 1 SJ185878
10 Jul 2013 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 5 SJ185878
27 Aug 2012 Carrington Moss SJ7591 Larval 1 larvae in dried burdock seed heads - photographed
05 Jul 2011 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
27 Jun 2011 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 3
23 May 2011 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 determined from photo
05 Jul 2010 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 2
07 Jul 2009 Dee Estuary:IMF2:compt 14 (Burton Mere) SJ312736 Adult 6 22.15 to 02.30: clear 13C
02 Jul 2009 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
26 Jun 2009 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
22 Jun 2009 Great Midgel Moss, Delamere SJ541713 Adult 1
22 Jul 2008 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
18 Jul 2008 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
29 Jun 2007 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 identity confirmed by K. Sattler
18 Jul 2006 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 3
16 Jul 2006 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
01 Jul 2006 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
30 Jul 2005 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
23 Jul 2005 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
17 Jul 2005 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
15 Jul 2005 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
12 Jul 2005 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
09 Jul 2005 Marbury Country Park SJ6576 Adult 1 MV + Actinic traps
17 Jun 2005 The Triangle - Marbury and Anderton SJ662753 Adult 1
14 Aug 2004 Gleneagles Road, Heald Green SJ853863 Adult 1
29 Jun 2004 Gleneagles Road, Heald Green SJ853863 Adult 1
20 Jan 2004 Bromborough SJ3682 Larval 5 grid reference provided SJ362822 Jobs Ferry, larvae in hibernacula in seedheads, photo in annual report
12 Jul 2002 Great Boughton SJ4265 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ425655
07 Jul 2002 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 2
06 Jul 2002 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
16 Dec 2001 Eastham Ferry SJ3681 Larval 1+ With J Clifton. Bred from Burdock, emerged July 2002
2001 Davenham SJ6470 Not recorded 1+
29 Oct 2000 Marbury Country Park SJ6576 Larval 1+ from Lesser Burdock seed heads
30 Jul 2000 Shepherd's Lane, Chester SJ411681 Adult 1
14 Jun 1999 Shepherd's Lane, Chester SJ411681 Adult 1 conf. S.H.Hind
18 Oct 1998 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Larval 1+ emerged 17.6.1999 from Lesser Burdock seedsheads
19 Sep 1998 Brushes Valley SJ9999 Larval 1+ from Lesser Burdock seedheads, emerged 10.6.1999
19 Jun 1998 Shepherd's Lane, Chester SJ411681 Adult 1
28 Mar 1998 Aston SJ5578 Larval 1+ Aston Lane, from Arctium seeds
18 Oct 1997 Dark Lane, Carrington Moss SJ7390 Larval 1+ several from Arctium seedheads.
13 Oct 1997 Middlewich SJ6967 Larval 1+ SJ693671 from Arctium seeds, emerged 22.6.1998
27 Sep 1997 Blakenhall SJ7147 Larval 1+ from Arctium seedheads
14 Jul 1997 Brereton Heath SJ7964 Adult 1 on underside leaf of Arctium minus
31 Mar 1997 Middlewood Tip SJ9584 Larval 1+ Arctium minus seedheads, emerged 20.5.1997
03 Jun 1954 Storeton SJ3084 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Lancs and Chesh Ent Soc coll.
1887 Birkenhead SJ3089 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown, abundant between Flaybrick Hill and Claughton. Ellis (1890)
1887 Liscard SJ3092 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown, near Hose Farm, Liscard. Ellis (1890)
1887 Egremont SJ3192 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown, site - on the clay banks. Ellis (1890)
1853 Cheshire Unknown Adult 2 grid reference and date unknown. Dacre Park. Byerley (1854)


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Updated: 12th June 2019