Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Xestia castanea Neglected Rustic

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57 records (83+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
08 Apr 2017 Taxal Moor SK0079 Larval 1 Tapped from bilberries (green form), SK000794. photo available
14 Sep 2016 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Adult 1
21 Apr 2016 Micklehurst SD9802 Larval 1 off heather along Moor Edge Road
10 Apr 2016 Swineshaw Moor SE0001 Larval 2 off heather SE001012
20 Aug 2015 Brockholes Wood, Crowden SE071000 Adult 7 2 traps, all were of the reddish form, photo on the Moth Forum http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1954&p=6383#p6383
27 Aug 2014 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 Genitalia checked., photo taken
28 Apr 2014 Hoo Moor Plantation SK0077 Larval 1 off heather
11 Apr 2014 Heyden Moor SE0902 Larval 2 off heather
19 May 2013 Hobson Moor SJ9997 Larval 6 off heather
06 May 2013 Holme Moss SE0804 Larval 1 brown larva off heather
02 May 2013 Longdendale SK0398 Larval 1 green larva off heather
24 Jun 2008 Lindow Moss SJ821803 Not recorded 1+
28 Apr 2006 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Larval 1+
23 Apr 2006 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Larval 1+ swept from Ling. members present: S H Hind, I Kimber, A Prichard, B Smart, I F Smith, P Talbot
25 Apr 2004 Midgley Hill SJ9866 Larval 1+ swept from Ling
24 Apr 2002 Longdendale SK0498 Larval 1+
29 Mar 2002 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9998 Larval 1+ two swept from Ling
26 Aug 2001 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Adult 1+
23 Aug 2001 Holybank Quarry, Tintwistle SK0297 Adult 1 dusk to 00.15
16 Apr 2001 Lindow Common SJ8381 Larval 1+ off ling
27 Aug 1994 The White House, Whitehouse Lane, Nantwich SJ658533 Adult 1
1994 The White House, Whitehouse Lane, Nantwich SJ658533 Adult 1
21 Aug 1992 Holcroft Moss SJ686934 Adult 5 Including an ochre/yellow form unknown elsewhere in cheshire
1990 Bickerton/Larkton Hill SJ4952 Larval 1 grid reference unknown
26 Aug 1990 Larkton Hill SJ494525 Adult 3
1990 SJ65 SJ65 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1990 SJ45 SJ45 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1990 SJ55 SJ55 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
13 Jul 1989 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Adult 1
1989 SJ58 SJ58 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996. not totally sure whether this record relates to the VC59 or the VC58 side of the Mersey. Certainly in new Cheshire.
1987 Freshfields, Knutsford SJ742794 Adult 1+ confirmed G Lightfoot
1987 SJ77 SJ77 Not recorded 1+ also 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1986 SJ66 SJ66 Not recorded 1+ also 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1984 Wrenburywood Farm, Wrenbury SJ591489 Adult 1+ confirmed P Griffiths
1983 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1+
1981 SJ97 SJ97 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1981 SJ87 SJ87 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1979 Brereton Heath, Congleton SJ801651 Adult 1+ Present
1969 SJ47 SJ47 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1961 SJ76 SJ76 Not recorded 1+ 2132 Neglected Rustic o = recorded between 1961-1979 but not since Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1946 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 5 grid reference unknown, undated, Smith (1948)
1940 Delamere SJ5570 Larval 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, common most years especially as larvae, Smith (1948)
1937 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
03 Sep 1933 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1929 Goyt Valley SK0172 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ occasional, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Rudheath SJ7370 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1917 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ fairly common at heather, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
10 Sep 1909 Bickerton SJ5052 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
09 Sep 1909 Bickerton SJ5052 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1908 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
1907 Bickerton Hill SJ5052 Adult 3 undated, Bickerton at heather, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Oxton SJ2886 Not recorded 1+ undated entry - recorded once only - var neglecta
1900 Rudheath SJ6772 Not recorded 1+ a few. Day states that the brick red form is the rarest with us. the variety neglecta is the usual form found. local and appears to occur in a very few places
1900 Rudheath SJ6772 Not recorded 1+ fairly plentiful in 1900 - var neglecta
1887 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Adult 2 Noctua castanea. Grid ref not provided, Entom: 21:2-5. var neglecta, Day (1903)
1800 SJ56 SJ56 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_13151, pre 1941


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018