Elephant Hawk Moth

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Pediasia aridella

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14 records (16+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
10 Jul 2013 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 1
1996 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 1
24 Aug 1952 Ness SJ3075 Adult 1 P contaminella, redetermined as P aridella
14 Jul 1951 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1950 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Not recorded 1+ Fairly common Dee salt marshes. Grid Reference unknown. Michaelis (1954)
16 Jul 1949 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Adult 2 grid reference not provided
1949 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Not recorded 1+ This species was taken at night in fair numbers at rest on the stems, leaves and flowers of Scirpus maritimus and other grasses in mid-July and early August 1949. None was disturbed or observed during the afternoon and early evening. The moth does not come to light as readily as other species of Crambus. grid reference unknown. Michaelis (1951)
16 Aug 1939 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Adult 2 one specimen in museum, Grid Reference unknown. Mansbridge & Wright (1950)
1938 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Not recorded 1+ grid reference unknown. Michaelis (1951)
1935 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Adult 1+ grid reference not provided, LCFC 1935-36:40
1887 Denhall Lane, Burton SJ2975 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown, scarce. Dee Marsh, Denhall. Ellis (1890). Recorded as P contaminella before aridella was described.
1887 Burton Saltmarsh SJ3074 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown, scarce. on Dee Marsh near Puddington. Ellis (1890). Recorded as P contaminella before aridella was described. county status: local on salt marshes
1885 Burton SJ2975 Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown. Denhall, rather scarce, Walker (1885). originally determined as Pediasia contaminellus-S H Hind
1885 Puddington SJ3273 Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown. Dee Marsh nr. Puddington rather scarce, Walker (1885), originally determined as Pediasia contaminellus-S H Hind


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