Elephant Hawk Moth

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Rhopobota myrtillana

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57 records (341+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
07 Jun 2018 Micklehurst SD9802 Adult 8
05 Jun 2018 Sutton SJ9569 Adult 16
05 Jun 2018 Greenway Bridge SJ9668 Adult 3
28 May 2018 Mow Cop SJ8658 Adult 17
23 May 2018 Macclesfield Forest SJ9771 Adult 1
21 May 2018 Errwood Hall SK0074 Adult 1
14 May 2018 Higher Hurdsfield SJ9374 Adult 1 at SJ938743 on roadside bilberry
01 Jun 2017 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 7
18 Jun 2016 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 2
09 Jun 2013 Hobson Moor SJ9997 Adult 1 roadside below Moorside Farm
01 Jun 2013 Lindow Common SJ8381 Adult 1
31 May 2013 Hoo Moor Plantation SK0077 Adult 1
23 May 2010 Taxal Moor SJ9979 Adult 1
23 May 2010 Taxal Moor SJ9980 Adult 1
22 May 2010 Whaley Bridge SJ9981 Adult 1
10 Jun 2007 Cluse Hay, Lyme Handley SJ9581 Adult 2 only two would suggest that it has just arrived now that the bilberry is no longer grazed
06 Jun 2007 Wincle SJ9666 Adult 76 roadside bilberry
08 Jun 2006 Higher Disley SJ9883 Adult 1 below Black Rocks. Bilberry grazed, possibly why I only found one
07 Jun 2006 Bowstones SJ9781 Adult 115 along roadside
30 May 2004 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 2
22 May 2004 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 30
20 May 2004 Clifton SJ5278 Adult 1 grid reference unknown. site Clifton Wood LNR
23 May 2001 Flaxmere SJ5572 Adult 1+ several
27 Jun 2000 Marpleridge Quarry SJ9686 Adult 1+
29 May 1999 Lindow Common SJ8380 Adult 1+ a few on Bilberry
29 May 1999 Lindow Common SJ8381 Adult 1+ a few on bilberry
28 May 1997 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 1
13 Jun 1996 Macclesfield Forest SJ9771 Adult 1+ a few amongst roadside Bilberry
13 Jun 1996 Wildboarclough SJ9871 Adult 1+ abundant amongst roadside Bilberry
13 Jun 1996 Cat & Fiddle SJ9972 Adult 1+ abundant at roadside near Cat and Fiddle
08 Jun 1996 Bakestonedale Moor SJ9579 Adult 1+ several
08 Jun 1996 Charles Head SJ9778 Adult 1+ several on Bilberry by the track
08 Jun 1996 Midfield, Rainow SJ9779 Adult 1+ several along roadside
03 Jul 1994 Cat & Fiddle SK0072 Adult 1
28 May 1994 Rainow SJ9676 Adult 1+ SJ964764, a few amongst Bilberry at the roadside
28 May 1994 Cat & Fiddle SJ9972 Adult 1 in Bilberry
22 May 1993 Forest Chapel SJ9772 Adult 2
25 May 1992 Marpleridge Quarry SJ9686 Adult 1+ abundant
16 Jun 1987 Marpleridge Quarry SJ9686 Adult 10
10 Jun 1955 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
24 May 1952 Morley Green SJ8281 Adult 1 Morley Green, Lindow Moss. grid reference not provided
1951 Disley SJ9784 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown. Michaelis (1953, 54)
1951 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown. Michaelis (1953, 54)
1951 Saltersley Moss SJ8180 Adult 1+ Grid Reference unknown, flying in numbers over Bilberry at dusk, Michaelis (1953)
12 Jun 1950 Lindow Common SJ8381 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
06 Jun 1950 Morley SJ8182 Adult 1+ Grid Reference unknown, flying in numbers over Bilberry at dusk, Michaelis (1953, 54)
03 Jun 1950 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided, Michaelis (1954)
02 Jun 1950 Morley Green SJ8281 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
31 May 1950 Morley Green SJ8281 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
21 May 1950 Lindow Common SJ8381 Adult 5 Grid Reference unknown, flying in numbers over Bilberry at dusk, Michaelis (1953)
1938 Newchurch Common SJ6068 Not recorded 1 scarce. Grid Reference unknown. Mansbridge & Wright (1950)
16 Jun 1917 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
12 Jun 1917 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1916 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 4 date 24/8/1916 was presumably when larvae found (SHH), grid reference unknown. County status: local and rarely taken. Mansbridge (1940)
05 Jun 1915 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1900 Bollin Valley SJ78 Not recorded 1
1887 Birkenhead SJ3089 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown, site Flaybrick Hill. Ellis (1890)


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Updated: 12th June 2019