Elephant Hawk Moth

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Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic

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96 records (105+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
11 Aug 2018 Circular Drive, Greasby SJ258874 Adult 1 determined from photo
28 Aug 2015 Pemberton Close, Willaston SJ332778 Adult 1 photo available
21 Aug 2015 Kent Close, Bromborough SJ339815 Adult 1 http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2451&p=6406
03 Sep 2011 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
02 Sep 2011 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
26 Aug 2011 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
15 Aug 2010 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 two light traps
11 Aug 2010 Meadowside, Burwardsley SJ517566 Adult 1 confirmed S H Hind from photo
09 Aug 2010 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 1
11 Jul 2010 Ness Gardens rear of Mickwell Brow SJ302758 Adult 1
31 Aug 2008 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
22 Aug 2008 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm SJ304739 Adult 1 photo of one specimen held and confirmed by shane farrell for this site-car park - BBQ event. clear, 10C
05 Jul 2008 Caughall Cottage, Chester SJ415706 Adult 1
08 Sep 2006 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1
17 Aug 2006 Pensby SJ273838 Adult 1
27 Aug 2005 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm:compt11 (arable field) SJ305738 Adult 1 footpath by railway bridge, noted in annual report
17 Aug 2005 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
17 Aug 2005 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1 noted in annual report
12 Aug 2005 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
12 Aug 2005 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1 noted in annual report
11 Aug 2005 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm:compt11 (arable field) SJ305738 Adult 3 on path bottom of field, noted in annual report
20 Aug 2001 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
19 Aug 2001 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
28 Aug 2000 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
27 Aug 2000 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1+ grid reference provided SJ206881
26 Aug 2000 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 2
24 Aug 2000 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
23 Aug 2000 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
18 Aug 2000 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
03 Sep 1998 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
31 Aug 1998 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
22 Aug 1997 Castlegate, Prestbury SJ893769 Adult 1
08 Aug 1997 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
04 Aug 1997 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
17 Jul 1997 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
15 Sep 1996 Crewe Green SJ7255 Adult 1 Crewe Business Park SJ720551, referred to in Ian Rutherford's 1996 moth report
07 Sep 1996 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 1
20 Jul 1996 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1+
1996 SJ36 SJ36 Not recorded 1+ referred to in Ian Rutherford's 1996 moth report
01 Sep 1990 Runcorn Hill SJ507816 Adult 3
12 Aug 1990 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm: Moth trap site by tractor shed SJ304741 Adult 1 Not counted
11 Aug 1990 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm: Moth trap site by tractor shed SJ304741 Adult 1 Not counted
10 Aug 1990 Carlton Road, Hale, Altrincham SJ786865 Adult 1
15 Aug 1989 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
12 Aug 1989 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Adult 1 Specimen in Liverpool Museum
1988 Woodfield Road, Bebington SJ334835 Adult 1+
04 Sep 1987 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 3
28 Aug 1985 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
20 Aug 1983 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted, marked as unusual
31 Aug 1979 Warburton's Wood, Kingsley SJ5576 Adult 1
1973 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02501, site Wallasey in SJ29
09 Sep 1971 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1 letter to CIR 1/11/1976
1969 Rostherne SJ7483 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_23305, grid reference SJ78
12 Aug 1966 Heswall SJ2782 Adult 1 Whitfield Common SJ275820, Creaser (1967)
1961 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_01305, Irby at SJ267838
1961 Birkenhead School SJ299881 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_01484, Birkenhead and district in SJ28
1960 Timperley SJ782900 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_23568
1960 Wilmslow SJ8381 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_28758, Wilmslow in SJ88
20 Aug 1953 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1953 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1+ Appears to have been taken singly in many parts of Cheshire during the past five years. Michaelis (1954)
1953 Delamere SJ5570 Not recorded 1+ grid reference unknown
08 Sep 1951 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
28 Aug 1951 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
10 Sep 1950 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1950 Delamere SJ5570 Not recorded 1+ Grid Reference unknown. Michaelis (1954)
23 Jul 1949 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1 month on data label not clear, grid reference not provided.
1947 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Adult 2 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1946 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1+ uncommon, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1946 Alderley Edge SJ8577 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_27076, grid reference SJ87
24 May 1941 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Larval 1 grid reference not provided. Presumably larva on this date
1940 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, Smith (1948)
1940 SJ97 SJ97 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V06_00272
1934 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1+ rare, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
31 Aug 1929 Bromborough SJ3480 Adult 1
1924 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1+ occasional, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1922 Alvanley SJ4974 Adult 2 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Bromborough SJ3480 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1910 Carrington SJ7492 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, Smith (1948)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Larval 1+ undated - very common in the larval stage but often ichneumoned. Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated - Walker List. Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Bidston Hill SJ2888 Larval 1+ undated - very common in the larval stage but often ichneumoned. Day (1903)
1903 Edge Green SJ4850 Adult 1+ undated - fairly common at light. Day (1903)
1903 Delamere SJ5570 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Not recorded 1+ Delamere, undated, grid reference not provided. Day (1903), BRC Ref: V05_13435, pre 1941
1903 Knutsford SJ7479 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903) BRC Ref: V05_21774
1903 Bowdon SJ7587 Not recorded 1+ undated - common. Day (1903)
1903 Bowdon SJ7587 Not recorded 1+ undated - common. Day (1903)
1898 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1+ Day (1903)
1898 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1 Day (1903)
1889 Chester SJ4065 Adult 1+ Luperina cespitis. 'Few.' Grid ref not provided. Entom. 22:291-299 - sparingly. Day (1903), Entom. 23:61-65
1885 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Walker (1885)
1885 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ undated East Cheshire, Walker (1885)
1854 New Brighton SJ3094 Not recorded 1+ undated. Rare. Byerley (1854)


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Updated: 12th June 2019