Elephant Hawk Moth

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Hyles gallii Bedstraw Hawk-moth

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27 records (74+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
08 Aug 2004 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 photo in annual report
26 Aug 1990 Lindow Moss SJ8281 Larval 10 SJ821813, 8 successfully pupating, emerged July 1991. 2 were forced and failed. Rutherford (1991, 94)
1974 SJ98 SJ98 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V06_00402, Stockport in SJ98
12 Jul 1956 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not recorded, LCFC 1954-56:75.
1955 Whitegate SJ6269 Larval 1 near Whitegate, grid reference not recorded, LCFC 1954-56:75. Smith (1956)
1955 Whitegate SJ6269 Larval 1 near Whitegate, grid reference not recorded, LCFC 1954-56:75. Smith (1956)
1940 Stalybridge SJ9598 Not recorded 1+ undated, very rare, Mansbridge (1940)
27 Jul 1921 Bramhall Park SJ8886 Adult 1 hovering over Scarlet Verbena flowers at 9:30pm in the garden, from copy of unknown journal at Manchester Museum, grid reference unknown
1907 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 2 Deilephila galii [sic] - Entom. 42:22. two larvae found and one imago bred the following year, Mansbridge (1940)
1903 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1+ undated. Day (1903)
1903 Ashton upon Mersey SJ7692 Not recorded 1 undated. in a greenhouse. Day (1903)
1897 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 3 only one emerged 19/12/1897. Mansbridge (1940)
1897 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ Day (1903)
1897 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ Day (1903)
1890 Bidston SJ2889 Adult 1 undated, a single specimen formerly in the collection of the late CS Gregson, captured in an outhouse at Bidston, near Birkenhead by W. Morgan, Ellis (1890), Mansbridge (1940)
1889 Cheshire Unknown Adult 2 Deilephila galii. Text states 'in this neighbourhood,' could well mean Wallasey as opposed to near his residence in Chester (Cropper, A.). Not caught by Arkle. Grid ref not provided, Entom. 22:211
12 Sep 1888 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1 Deilephila gallii, grid reference not provided. Entom: 21:313-319. Day (1903)
08 Sep 1888 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1 Deilephila gallii, grid reference not provided. Entom: 21:313-319. Day (1903). Mansbridge (1940) refers to larvae being abundant and all local collectors reared imagines the following season
1888 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 35 Deilephila galii. Eight visits by two to three family members produced 35 larvae, from which the first adult emerged on 29th October. Grid ref not provided, Entom. 22:14
1888 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1+ larval record - abundant. Day (1903)
1888 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1+ larval record - abundant. Day (1903)
1887 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1 on Galium verum, pre 1887, grid reference not provided. Entom. 20:202-206
1879 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ occasional as adults & larvae on Lady's Bedstraw. year and grid reference not provided. Young Nat. 1:204-207.
1870 Stalybridge SJ9598 Not recorded 1+ D. Joliffe, Entom., 5., 168. several specimens, Mansbridge (1940)
1870 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1+ Day (1903). Mansbridge (1940) refers to larvae being abundant and all local collectors reared imagines the following season
1870 New Brighton SJ3094 Larval 1+ very common in 1870 , occurred for miles down the coast. Newman's Entomologist 5:417 & 6:235, grid reference not provided. specimen in Manchester Museum, Sidebotham collection, emerged July 1871
1870 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 1+ larvae taken pretty freely, Walker (1885)


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Updated: 12th June 2019