Elephant Hawk Moth

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83 records (105+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
20 Nov 2017 Rope Lane, Rope, Crewe SJ692531 Adult 1 Dotted Border - query due to date
26 Aug 2017 Honeysuckle Cottage, Heatley Lane, Heatley, Near Aston SJ626464 Adult 1 Garden Dart - unable to confirm from photo of worn specimen (SHH, SWH)
25 Aug 2017 Honeysuckle Cottage, Heatley Lane, Heatley, Near Aston SJ626464 Adult 1 Garden Dart - unable to confirm from photo of worn specimen (SHH, SWH)
22 Aug 2017 Hare Hill SJ8776 Adult 1 Lackey. No Photo accompanying iRecord data, SJ876767
22 Aug 2017 Hare Hill SJ8776 Adult 1 Recorded as Sallow Clearwing but unacceptable. No photo on iRecord, SJ876767
14 Aug 2017 Naseby Road, Congleton SJ844634 Adult 1 No photo of what was thought to be August Thorn
13 Aug 2017 Gee Cross SJ952934 Adult 2 Lunar Yellow Underwing - unlikely (SHH)
13 Aug 2017 Gee Cross SJ952934 Adult 1 Dark Marbled Carpet - recorder not certain
11 Aug 2017 Ashworth Close, Bowdon, Altrincham SJ760865 Adult 1 Small Yellow Underwing - unlikely in a trap and on this date (SHH) quantity not recorded
07 Aug 2017 Rope Lane, Rope, Crewe SJ692531 Adult 1 Originally recorded as Confused (dissection species)
05 Aug 2017 Gee Cross SJ952934 Adult 2 Agriphila selasella - requires confirmation as scarce in Cheshire (SHH)
02 Aug 2017 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 Dark/Common Marbled Carpet
29 Jul 2017 Hesti, Mudhouse Lane, Burton SJ32427465 Adult 3 Black Rustic - query due to early date
20 Jul 2017 Rope Lane, Rope, Crewe SJ692531 Adult 1 White-Speck, requires confirmation to rule out Clay
18 Jul 2017 Weston Grove, Upton SJ415693 Adult 1 Southern Wainscot - requires confirmation but no specimen or photo (SWH)
13 Jul 2017 Marbury Country Park SJ653764 Adult 1 Originally recorded as Triple-spotted
09 Jul 2017 Swettenham Meadows SJ8067 Adult 1 Agriphila selasella - requires confirmation as scarce in Cheshire (SHH), SJ804674
07 Jul 2017 Byrons Lane, Macclesfield SJ922722 Adult 1 Common Wainscot - GMS data - requires confirmation to rule out Smoky Wainscot (SHH)
05 Jul 2017 Marbury Country Park SJ653764 Adult 1 Originally submitted as Bordered Grey but no photo
04 Jul 2017 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1 Satellite - record withdrawn due to date when queried
01 Jul 2017 Gee Cross SJ952934 Adult 5 Eudonia lacustrata - recorder not certain
01 Jul 2017 Gee Cross SJ952934 Adult 1 Triple-spotted Clay - unlikely
30 Jun 2017 Byrons Lane, Macclesfield SJ922722 Adult 1 Common Wainscot - GMS data - requires confirmation to rule out Smoky Wainscot (SHH)
28 Jun 2017 Coole Fishery, near Audlem SJ648456 Adult 2 Barred Sallow - unlikely on this date (SHH)
24 Jun 2017 Hesti, Mudhouse Lane, Burton SJ32427465 Adult 1 Black Rustic - query due to early date
23 Jun 2017 Byrons Lane, Macclesfield SJ922722 Adult 1 Common Wainscot - GMS data - requires confirmation to rule out Smoky Wainscot (SHH)
17 Jun 2017 Naseby Road, Congleton SJ844634 Adult 1 Thought to be Lunar Yellow Underwing but not dissected
17 Jun 2017 Runcorn SJ503822 Adult 2 Common Quaker - requires confirmation due to date (SHH)
14 Jun 2017 Marbury Country Park SJ653764 Adult 1 Submitted originally as Mullein Wave but no photo
12 Jun 2017 Alexander Drive, Heswall SJ264831 Adult 1 Yellow-legged Clearwing - brief view only - unable to verify (SHH)
01 Jun 2017 Runcorn SJ503822 Adult 2 Clouded Drab - requires confirmation due to date (SHH)
01 Jun 2017 Runcorn SJ503822 Adult 1 Square-spot Rustic - requires confirmation due to date (SHH)
01 Jun 2017 Shooter's Clough, Goyt Valley SK0074 Adult 1 July/Lead Belle SK003741
28 May 2017 Rope Lane, Rope, Crewe SJ692531 Adult 1 Scarce Umber - query due to date
26 May 2017 Cedarways, Appleton Park, Warrington SJ617842 Adult 1 Submitted as Plain Wave but date is completely wrong for that species. No photo to validate either.
25 May 2017 Ashworth Close, Bowdon, Altrincham SJ760865 Adult 1 Sallow - unlikely on this date (SHH). quantity not recorded
24 May 2017 Runcorn SJ503822 Adult 1 Clouded Drab - requires confirmation due to date (SHH)
20 May 2017 5 Kent Close, Bromborough SJ339815 Larval 1 Buff Footman? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/34616661102/in/album-72157681008604423/
10 May 2017 Rope Lane, Rope, Crewe SJ692531 Adult 1 Originally submitted as Canary-shouldered Thorn
14 Feb 2017 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1 Brindled Beauty - query due to early date, recorder unsure
18 Aug 2016 5 Kent Close, Bromborough SJ339815 Adult 1 Parornix sp.
23 Jul 2016 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 1 Large Nutmeg - requires confirmation (SHH), SJ1848387953 flag pole paddock
15 Jul 2016 5 Kent Close, Bromborough SJ339815 Adult 1 Bucculatrix ulmella/ulmifoliae http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3157
06 Jun 2016 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 2 Square-spot Rustic - requires confirmation due to date (SHH), SJ185879 mist net lane
05 Jun 2016 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 Square-spot Rustic - requires confirmation due to date (SHH)
31 Aug 2015 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 Marbled Green unlikely? - requires confirmation (SHH)
18 Jul 2015 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 2 Brown-line Bright-eye - requires confirmation (GB, SHH),SJ1849587987 buoymaster's house
15 Jul 2015 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 7 Brown-line Bright-eye - requires confirmation (GB, SHH), SJ1848387953 flag pole paddock
14 Jul 2015 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 1 Brown-line Bright-eye - requires confirmation (GB, SHH) SJ1849587987 buoymaster's house
13 May 2015 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 Shark - Requires confirmation due to early date and possible confusion with Chamomole Shark (SHH)
27 Aug 2014 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 Confused - doubtful? Requires confirmation (SHH)
24 Aug 2014 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 Confused - doubtful? Requires confirmation (SHH)
25 Sep 2011 Prenton SJ3186 Larval 1 Poplar or Eyed Hawk-moth, Harris allotments, Birkenhead SJ311864, photo on ispot
10 Feb 2001 Cheadle Heath SJ8789 Adult 1 Banana Stowaway amongst a bunch of bananas, from Colombia, at Morrisons supermarket SJ875894, confirmed A M Broome, B T Shaw, photo S Farrell. 6th British Record.
26 May 1964 Rostherne SJ7483 Adult 1 Annulet - not this species, probably Mottled Beauty (SHH). grid reference not provided.
12 Jun 1959 Dukinfield SJ9396 Adult 1 Pine Hawk-moth. Bred ex pupa. Unclear if pupa found locally
1940 Carrington SJ7492 Adult 1+ Silky Wave - requires confirmation, as only known from three sites nationally. grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1938 Sinderland SJ7590 Not recorded 1 Small Mottled Willow - requires confirmation (SHH) - Recording/determination of Lepidoptera by H N Michaelis, H Britten, M Tetlow
1938 Sinderland SJ7590 Not recorded 1 Frosted Green - requires confirmation (SHH) - Recording/determination of Lepidoptera by H N Michaelis, H Britten, M Tetlow
1938 Sinderland SJ7590 Not recorded 1 Orthosia flavago. Recording/determination of Lepidoptera by H N Michaelis, H Britten, M Tetlow
1936 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1 July/Lead Belle gen. S H Hind, determination unclear. grid reference not provided. BRC Ref: V05_28190, date pre 1941
15 Jun 1933 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Adult 1 Brown-tail, probably Yellow-tail, grid reference not provided
1921 Macclesfield SJ9070 Pupal 1 Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth - bred from a dug pupa, LCFC 1920-21 report. Mansbridge (1940), Smith (1948), Rutherford (1994), considered doubtful by H L Britten, H N Michaelis
1920 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ Thera britannica (Spruce Carpet). Early records of Spruce Carpet require confirmation (SHH)
1917 Wallasey SJ2692 Adult 1 Eubolia lineolata, species unknown, grid reference not provided, LCFC 1918:13-16.
1915 Macclesfield SJ97 Not recorded 2 Nut-tree Tussock- Rutherford (1994) reported this record as unconfirmed.


Rutherford (1994) reported this record as unconfirmed.


Rutherford (1994) reported this record as unconfirmed.

Rutherford (1994) reported this record as unconfirmed.
1903 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ undated- common in all fir woods. Early records of Spruce Carpet require confirmation (SHH)
1900 Leasowe SJ2690 Adult 1+ Silky Wave - requires confirmation, as only known from three sites nationally. near Leasowe, undated, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1900 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1+ Silky Wave - requires confirmation, as only known from three sites nationally. grid reference unknown, undated, Smith (1948)
1900 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1+ Silky Wave - requires confirmation, as only known from three sites nationally. grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1889 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 3 Suspected. Orthosia suspecta. On oak trunks late May, believed to be new for Cheshire - requires verification -no indication that these were larvae and unlikely to be adults in May (S H Hind). Grid ref not provided. Entom: 22:291-299. scarce, Day (1903)
1889 Overleigh, Chester SJ4065 Adult 1+ Sandhill Rustic, grid reference not provided. Entom. 23:61-65 - requires confirmation, although more likely than today, as Dee was not silted up then (SHH)
23 Jun 1888 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 Thera variata, Spruce Carpet. grid reference not provided, Entom:21:313-319. Early records of Spruce Carpet require confirmation (SHH)
23 Jun 1888 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 July Belle. Eubolia plumbaria, grid reference not provided, Entom: 21:313-319. confirmation required (SHH)
10 Mar 1888 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 Poplar Lutestring. Cymatophora or, grid reference not provided. Entom: 22:161 & 21:313-319, confirmation required (SHH)
1887 Bidston SJ2889 Not recorded 1+ Silky Wave - requires confirmation, as only known from three sites nationally. undated entry and states .....Ellis list states that the only recorded locality for this species is below Bidston Plantation looking toward Moreton in plantations where the ground is swampy.
1887 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 1 Wood Carpet. Melanippe rivata, In birches (heathland). No comment on rarity (A. Cropper). Grid ref not provided, Entom: 21-2-5. Requires confirmation (SHH)
1886 Bowdon SJ7486 Adult 1 Spurge Hawk-moth. The Entomologist 19:250, brought to me, evidently the larva fed nearby, as both rings crippled on right side, therefore could not fly, grid reference not provided. Not included in subsequent publications, so presumably some doubt existed regarding the record (SHH)
1885 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ Lunar Yellow Underwing, undated common - check this as orbona was used for Lesser YU, (SHH)
1885 Bidston SJ2889 Not recorded 1+ Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth - Rutherford (1994), scarce Mansbridge (1940). Creaser (LCES 130:9) suggests that this was probably H tityus
1885 Burwardsley SJ5056 Not recorded 1+ Brown-tail - undated entry - which states probably sometimes confounded with yellow-tail. however, the entry is definite that chrysorrhoea was found at this site.
1885 Dunham Park SJ7387 Adult 1+ H croceago Orange Upperwing. undated, grid reference not provided, sugaring, with R S Edleston & J C Melvill, L & C Nat. c1921. Requires confirmation as no other county records and none of the Sidebotham specimens in the museum have detailed data. (SHH)
1854 New Brighton SJ2993 Not recorded 1+ Light Feathered Rustic - confirmation required. undated. this seems to be the only trace of this record. could it have been proven or considered spurious??


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018