Elephant Hawk Moth

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Synanthedon tipuliformis Currant Clearwing

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96 records (328+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
30 Jun 2018 Bowring Drive, Parkgate SJ280784 Adult 1 To 'Tip' lure. Trap in situ 14.30 - 18.10. Attracted at c.17.00
28 Jun 2018 Bowring Drive, Parkgate SJ280784 Adult 4 All to 'Tip' lure. Trap in situ 16.00 - 18.00.
17 Jun 2018 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1
01 Jul 2017 Mudhouse Lane, Burton SJ32427465 Adult 2 photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
21 Jun 2017 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 Photo supplied and is OK
20 Jun 2017 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 Photo supplied and is OK
18 Jun 2017 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 2 Photo supplied and is OK
17 Jun 2017 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 3 Photo supplied and is OK
16 Jun 2017 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 5 Two males
15 Jun 2017 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 Photo supplied and is OK
04 Jun 2017 Circular Drive, Greasby SJ258874 Adult 1 Recorded previously at this site
01 Jun 2016 Northwich SJ6573 Adult 1 No quantity recorded.
05 Jul 2015 Northwich SJ6573 Adult 20 Queensgate allotments SJ654737
21 Jun 2015 Northwich SJ6573 Adult 20 Queensgate allotments SJ654737
16 Jun 2014 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 3 SJ366772 Heath Lane Allotment
15 Jun 2014 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 2 SJ366772 Heath Lane Allotment
09 Jul 2013 Poynton SJ9383 Adult 5 Coppice Road allotments
07 Jul 2013 Hazel Grove SJ9286 Adult 3 Norbury Allotments, confirmed S H Hind from photo
29 Jun 2010 Byrons Lane, Macclesfield SJ922722 Adult 1 flew in through patio, confirmed S H Hind from photo
23 Jun 2010 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 20 grid reference provided SJ367771
28 Jun 2009 Eddisbury Fruit Farm SJ5369 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ5336069804 Tried several places in a number of plots at Eddiisbury including raspberry, loganberry, blackcurrant and gooseberry blocks of fruit laden bushes. Success only in top blackcurrant plot where after four or five failures one male attracted to the Bioqiup supplied TIP pheromone lure- he hovers and returns three times to lure but does not settle even briefly to allow me to photograph him.
27 Jun 2009 17 Alderdale Road, Cheadle Hulme SJ882876 Adult 1 over Ribes rubrum
26 Jun 2009 17 Alderdale Road, Cheadle Hulme SJ882876 Adult 1 over Ribes rubrum
11 Jul 2008 Kelsall Allotments SJ527681 Adult 1 Flying around blackcurrant bushes - record accepted given location and habitat
27 Jun 2008 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 5 grid reference provided SJ367771, photo held by shane farrell and previously recorded at site
24 Jun 2008 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 2 grid reference provided SJ367771, photo held by shane farrell and previously recorded at site
15 Jun 2008 Marple SJ9488 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ948888 Marple Tip, recorded at site previously
11 Jun 2008 Back Lane, Shavington SJ713521 Adult 1 photo held by shane farrell
31 Aug 2006 Thingwall SJ2784 Larval 1 grid reference provided SJ276845, adult and borings exhibited at L&CES Exhibition 3.3.07
31 Aug 2006 Sparks Lane, Thingwall SJ276845 Pupal 1 reared out, Red Currant
12 Jul 2006 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 2 grid reference provided SJ366772 Heath Lane Allotment
12 Jul 2006 Kingsley SJ5573 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ554736, Beech Lane
12 Jul 2006 Norley SJ5672 Adult 8 grid reference provided SJ568721 Gallowsclough Lane
07 Jul 2006 Pensby SJ273838 Adult 1
06 Jul 2006 Little Sutton SJ3677 Adult 5 grid reference provided SJ366772 Heath Lane Allotment
06 Jul 2006 Childer Thornton SJ3677 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ368777 Childer Thornton Allotment
06 Jul 2006 Little Sutton SJ3776 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ373765 Fulwood Road Allotment
03 Jul 2006 West Kirby SJ2187 Adult 6 grid reference provided SJ218878 Black Horse Hill at 15.00 hours
02 Jul 2006 Greasby SJ2587 Adult 5 grid reference provided SJ258874 Greasby Allotments, 11.30 hours
01 Jul 2006 Pensby SJ273838 Adult 2
01 Jul 2006 Pensby SJ273838 Adult 1
30 Jun 2006 West Kirby SJ2386 Adult 4 grid reference provided SJ233865 Newton Allotments at 11.35 hours
30 Jun 2006 Flaybrick Allotments SJ2988 Adult 4 grid reference provided SJ294889 Flaybrick Allotments at 11.00 hours
25 Jun 2006 Weaverham SJ6173 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ618737 seen in garden next to currant bushes. photo held by shane farrell
24 Jun 2006 Winstanley Road, Sale SJ794925 Adult 1 ACCEPTED BY THE CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006.Dead in paddling pool in garden
24 Jun 2006 Seacombe SJ3190 Adult 6 grid reference provided SJ311909 Ilford Avenue Allotments at 13.00 hours
23 Jun 2006 Seacombe SJ3190 Adult 12 grid reference provided SJ311909 Ilford Avenue Allotments at 15.00 hours
11 Jun 2006 Sale SJ7992 Adult 5 grid references provided SJ792923, SJ793923, SJ793924 Winstanley Road Allotments. CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY THE CMG PANEL OCTOBER 2006
26 Jun 2005 Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Delamere SJ5370 Adult 30 grid reference provided SJ534703. CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006 attracted to lure
20 Jun 2005 Chester SJ4167 Adult 1 SJ418675, found caught in a sign display, Hoole Road
18 Jun 2005 Sale SJ7992 Adult 6 grid references provided SJ792922, SJ792923 Winstanley Road Allotments. CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006
19 Jun 2004 Marple SJ9488 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ948887 Marple Tip, CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006 found at rest on dull day on gooseberry bush. lure used but no effect due to no sun and cool temperatures.
16 Jun 2004 Sale SJ7992 Adult 6 grid references provided SJ792923, SJ793923 Winstanley Road Allotments. CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006. 4 moths on 1 bush, 1 on two others 12.30pm, weather just gone sunny and warm
21 Sep 2003 Tarvin SJ4866 Emergence holes 1+ Andrew's Close, several
20 Jun 2003 Marple SJ9488 Adult 3 grid reference provided SJ948887 Marple Tip, male and pair in cop.
14 Jun 2003 Marple SJ9488 Adult 15 grid reference provided SJ948887 Marple Tip, CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006 at least 15 seen flying above a bank of red currant bushes. used lure but not needed.
13 Jun 2003 Hazel Grove SJ9286 Adult 6 Norbury Allotments, pair in cop on black currant, plus 4 males to pheromone lures. CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006-03-31
22 Jun 2001 Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Delamere SJ5370 Adult 14 grid reference provided SJ534703. Accepted by CMG Panel July 2002, confirmed G Lightfoot
25 Jul 1996 Prenton SJ3086 Adult 1 amongst a small group of garden grown currants, Pine Walks, Prenton, CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006, letter to CIR 1.8.1996, Rutherford (1997)
26 Jun 1995 Heathbank Avenue, Irby SJ254852 Adult 1 on patio window at 4pm, determined from photo, report by Ian Rutherford January 1996
07 Aug 1994 Vicarage Lane, Poynton SJ920841 Adult 1 accepted BY CMG July 2002 imago on Canadian Golden-rod -
1994 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Larval 1+ larval boring and exit hole found whilst pruning currants
1994 Lindow SJ8280 Not recorded 1+ CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006 referred to as established at Wilmslow.
1993 Wilmslow SJ8280 Adult 1+ CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006. Rutherford in a short article in the LCES newsletter refers to this moth being found twice 'in recent times' in Mr Hulmes glass porch in Wilmslow.
1986 Wilmslow SJ8280 Adult 1 CONSIDERED AND ACCEPTED BY CMG PANEL MARCH 2006
1962 Wythenshawe SJ8289 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_29063
1954 Delamere Forest SJ5370 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1956)
1950 Northwich SJ6572 Adult 1 Smith (1955), grid reference not provided.
10 Jul 1948 Poynton SJ9383 Adult 1 grid reference not provided.
1947 Wilmslow SJ8280 Adult 1 grid reference not provided. Recorder D B Kelet?
1946 Wilmslow SJ8280 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_28041, Wilmslow in SJ88
1946 Gatley SJ8488 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_28781, Gatley/Cheadle in SJ88
1936 Northwich SJ6572 Adult 1 from white currants in the garden, uncommon. Smith (1948). Rutherford (1981), grid reference not provided.
1935 Bebington SJ3183 Not recorded 1+ uncommon. Smith (1955)
1933 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 grid reference not provided, LCFC 1933:37, first record from this site since 1912
02 Jul 1927 Bebington SJ3183 Adult 6 recorder and grid reference unknown, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum.
1920 Altrincham SJ7687 Not recorded 1+ undated, Smith (1948)
1912 Carrington SJ7493 Adult 1+ Urmston, grid reference unknown, possibly VC59, Smith (1948)
1912 Withington SJ8169 Not recorded 1+ Smith (1948)
1907 Wallasey SJ2792 Larval 1+ record states larvae common in the market gardens.
1903 Oxton SJ3087 Not recorded 1+ undated. Day (1903)
1903 Chester SJ4066 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903), grid reference not provided.
1903 Vicars Cross SJ4466 Not recorded 1+ undated. Day (1903)
1903 Bunbury SJ5657 Not recorded 1+ undated. Day (1903)
1903 Knutsford SJ7479 Not recorded 1+ undated. Day (1903)
1903 Bowdon SJ7587 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Bowdon SJ7587 Not recorded 1+ undated, common. Day (1903)
1903 Bowdon SJ7587 Not recorded 1+ undated, common. Day (1903)
1903 Withington SJ8169 Not recorded 1+ undated Day (1903)
1903 Stockport SJ8989 Not recorded 1+ undated, local but common, Day (1903)
25 Jun 1886 Chester SJ4066 Adult 24 off Red Currant bushes from 10:30- noon, after finding empty pupal cases the previous day. grid reference not provided. Entom. 20:272, Day (1903), Smith (1948), grid reference not provided.
1886 Chester SJ4166 Larval 2 The Entomologist 19:90, grid reference not provided.Chester leadworks, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum, previously abundant in Ribes, Day (1903), Smith (1948)
1885 Wirral SJ28 Not recorded 1+ record states Wirral, not infrequent, Walker (1885), Day (1903), BRC Ref: V05_01711
1885 Chester SJ3965 Adult 1+ Hough Green, Chester, undated, Walker (1885), Day (1903)
1884 Chester SJ4166 Larval 1+ larvae common in currant twigs at Leadworks, Walker (1885) , grid reference not provided.
1800 SJ98 SJ98 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V06_00687, date pre 1941


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Updated: 12th June 2019