Elephant Hawk Moth

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Xestia castanea Neglected Rustic

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
01 Sep 2018 The Street, Goyt Valley SK001761 Adult 15 Traps run along footpath running beside road plus searching with torches after dark.
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
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 on rECOrd Moth Forum
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 5 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
28 Apr 2006 Little Budworth Common SJ5865 Larval 1+ noted in annual report
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, noted in annual report
25 Apr 2004 Midgley Hill SJ9866 Larval 1+ swept from Ling, noted in annual report
24 Apr 2002 Longdendale SK0498 Larval 1+
29 Mar 2002 Walkerwood Reservoir surrounds SJ9998 Larval 1+ two swept from Ling, noted in annual report
26 Aug 2001 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Adult 1+
23 Aug 2001 Holybank Quarry, Tintwistle SK027976 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
1990 Bickerton/Larkton Hill SJ4952 Larval 1 grid reference unknown
26 Aug 1990 Bickerton Hill SJ5052 Adult 1 SJ503526 centroid grid reference
26 Aug 1990 Bickerton/Larkton Hill SJ4952 Adult 3 centroid grid reference SJ494525
13 Jul 1989 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Adult 1
1989 SJ58 SJ58 Not recorded 1+
1987 Freshfields, Knutsford SJ742794 Adult 1+ confirmed G Lightfoot
1986 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1
1985 Danes Moss SJ9070 Larval 1 emerged 16/8/1985, beaten off birch. LCES 109:8
1984 Wrenburywood Farm, Wrenbury SJ591489 Adult 1+ confirmed P Griffiths
18 Aug 1983 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 Rutherford (1984)
1979 Brereton Heath SJ7965 Adult 1+ Present
1969 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 2 Creaser (1971)
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)
1904 Warrington SJ6287 Larval 1 grid reference not provided, LCES (1904)
1903 Oxton SJ3087 Not recorded 1+ undated - recorded once only - var neglecta. Day (1903)
1900 Rudheath SJ7370 Not recorded 1+ a few, 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. Day (1903)
1887 Delamere 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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