Elephant Hawk Moth

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Mesapamea didyma Lesser Common Rustic

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96 records (107+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
15 Oct 2018 Shannon Close, Willaston, Nantwich SJ676525 Adult 1 Confirmed by dissection by Mike Dale
21 Aug 2018 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
15 Aug 2018 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
31 Jul 2018 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
15 Jul 2018 Bowring Drive, Parkgate SJ280784 Adult 1 Gen.det (male)
10 Jul 2018 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
09 Jul 2018 Hightree Drive, Henbury SJ880738 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
08 Jul 2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB (East) SJ3173 Adult 1 gen.det. (male)
25 Aug 2017 Pikelow Farm, Marton - Don's Pool SJ858689 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
24 Jul 2017 Astbury Mere SJ8462 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. 4 x MVL, 1 actinic in & around car park until 02:30 hrs.
19 Aug 2016 Merlin Close, Upton, Wirral SJ256887 Adult 1 Genitalia checked
15 Aug 2016 Common Lane, Waverton SJ455639 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
12 Aug 2016 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. 6w actinic heath, 2x15w actinic heath, 2x125w Robinson traps.
11 Aug 2016 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. 4 Skinner traps:- 2 x 125W MV, 2 x 15W actinic, 2145 hrs - 0200 hrs
05 Aug 2016 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 1 Genitalia checked on the largest, brightest of six individuals, suggests all six were didyma . 6w actinic heath, 2x15w actinic heath, 2x125w Robinson traps.
21 Jul 2016 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. Also another Common Rustic agg. 6w actinic heath, 2x15w actinic heath, 2x125w Robinson traps.
16 Jul 2016 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
20 Aug 2015 Brockholes Wood, Crowden SE071000 Adult 2 2 traps. Genitalia checked.
20 Aug 2015 Crowden SK072993 Adult 3 Genitalia checked. 2 male, 1 female
17 Aug 2015 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. dead in trap
23 Aug 2014 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1 gen det. male
30 Jul 2014 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
29 Jul 2014 Shocklach SJ437486 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
21 Jul 2014 Adlington SJ928818 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
22 Jul 2013 Lower Moss Wood SJ781751 Adult 1 gen det male
16 Aug 2012 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det male
25 Jul 2012 Lostock Hall Nursery, Poynton SJ908833 Adult 1 gen det male
09 Sep 2009 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1 gen.det. male
07 Aug 2009 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
05 Aug 2009 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1 gen.det. male
10 Jul 2009 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1 gen.det. male
21 Aug 2007 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
20 Jul 2007 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 3 gen det two males, one female
15 Aug 2006 Tegg's Nose Country Park SJ950720 Adult 1 gen det female
03 Aug 2006 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 2 gen det male and female
29 Jul 2006 Cholmondeley SJ5450 Adult 1 gen det female SF
26 Jul 2006 Jepsonclough Farm, Adlington SJ9380 Adult 1 @ SJ934808. gen det male
12 Jul 2006 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.female
10 Jul 2006 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen det male shane farrell
07 Jul 2006 Daneside Country Park SJ817652 Adult 1 gen det male AP-Partial Cloud, Wind 0-1, Temp 13 to 7.9 C 2 x 125W MV and 1 x 15W Actinic Skinner TrapsRiver
2006 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det
2006 East Downs Road, Cheadle Hulme SJ868869 Adult 1 gen det
06 Aug 2005 Shannon Close, Willaston, Nantwich SJ676525 Adult 1 gen. det. male MD
29 Jul 2005 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen. det. male
29 Jul 2005 Jepsonclough Farm, Adlington SJ9380 Adult 2 @ SJ934808. gen det 2 males
26 Jul 2005 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen det SF
23 Jul 2005 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
14 Jul 2005 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen det sf
09 Jul 2005 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1+ gen det by GJ
09 Jul 2005 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1 gen det female SF
26 Jul 2004 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Gen. Det male
21 Jul 2004 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen det female sf
17 Jun 2004 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen det female shane farrell
2003 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det male
16 Aug 2003 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 gen det male
14 Aug 2003 Woods Moor SJ9187 Adult 1 gen det male
14 Jul 2003 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1 gen det male SF
2003 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1 gen det female
2003 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1 gen det male SF - no slide retained., July
2003 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det male
11 Sep 2002 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1 genitalia determined - female. id correct from guess made based upon external features - wings retained. slide number 2343a/1
10 Aug 2002 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 gen. det male
07 Aug 2002 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen det sf male
2002 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det - female slide 2343a/1
24 Jul 2002 Clamhunger Lane, Mere SJ736813 Adult 1 gen. det. male
1998 Hilbre Island, observatory garden SJ185878 Adult 1 gen det male SF
1997 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked.
30 Aug 1996 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. First record of the year, numbers not counted
1996 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 gen det male, 4-7/8/1996
1996 Brunsfield Close, Saughall Massie SJ251893 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. referred to in Ian Rutherford's 1996 moth report
1995 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
08 Jul 1992 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. First record of the year, numbers not counted
09 Aug 1991 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. First record of the year, numbers not counted
26 Aug 1990 Bickerton Hill SJ5052 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. SJ503526
02 Aug 1990 Willaston Station SJ332773 Adult 3 Genitalia checked.
03 Jul 1990 Weston Grove, Upton SJ415693 Adult 1 gen det
12 Aug 1989 Lapwing Lane, Moss-side SJ587863 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
11 Aug 1989 Balmoral Grove, Hazel Grove SJ928871 Adult 1 gen det male
28 Jul 1989 Willaston Station SJ332773 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
25 Jul 1989 Balmoral Grove, Hazel Grove SJ928871 Adult 1 gen det male
09 Jul 1989 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. First record of the year, numbers not counted
1988 Laneside Drive, Bramhall SJ902862 Adult 1 gen det
12 Aug 1987 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. First record of the year, numbers not counted
25 Jul 1986 Martin Close, Offerton SJ929880 Adult 2 Genitalia checked.
1986 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det
29 Aug 1985 The Triangle - Marbury and Anderton SJ662753 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
1985 Freshfields, Knutsford SJ742794 Adult 1 this was the first to be confirmed as M. didyma. gen det C I Rutherford
12 Aug 1980 Caister Way, Over, Winsford SJ641654 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
06 Aug 1980 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Adult 2 Genitalia checked.
04 Aug 1980 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
27 Jul 1979 Caister Way, Over, Winsford SJ641654 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
1961 SJ36 SJ36 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked.
1961 SJ44 SJ44 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked.
1961 SJ47 SJ47 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked.
1961 SJ38 SJ38 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked.
1961 SJ65 SJ65 Adult 1+ Genitalia checked.


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Updated: 12th June 2019