Elephant Hawk Moth

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Mirificarma mulinella

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
08 Jul 2018 Wrenbury SJ5749 Adult 1 off gorse at SJ579493, also two later bred from retained gorse debris
28 Jun 2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB (West) SJ3073 Adult 1 SJ307737: 2x Robinson MV trap (125 W) & 1x Compact Heath Trap (20 W) combined results.
15 May 2018 Kerridge Hill SJ9475 Larval 6 ex gorse, emerged 30/6, 14/7, 16/7, 19/7/2018
14 May 2018 Higher Hurdsfield SJ9374 Larval 1 Genitalia checked. ex gorse
03 May 2018 Prestbury SJ8977 Larval 3 SJ899777, ex gorse, emerged 20/7, 23/7 & 24/7/2018
22 Aug 2017 Astbury Mere SJ8462 Adult 1
17 Aug 2017 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 8 Dane Cottage, Wildboarclough, SK000665 - 125w Robinson trap (5), SK000664 - 125w Robinson trap (1), SK00092 66614 - 15w Heath actinic (1), SK00056 66580 - 15w Heath actinic (1), with Jean Oliver
15 Aug 2017 Dane-in-Shaw SJ8762 Adult 2 off gorse SSSI Meadow
23 Apr 2017 Hogshead Wood, Oakmere SJ5868 Larval 1 off gorse, emerged 29.7.2017
19 Apr 2017 Adlington SJ9081 Larval 1 off gorse, emerged 10.8.2017
01 Sep 2016 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 1 with Jean Oliver - skinner actinic, 6w actinic heath, 2x15w actinic heath, 2x125w Robinson traps.
15 Aug 2016 Sutton SJ9569 Adult 1 off gorse at SJ956696
12 Aug 2016 Wildboarclough SK000664 Adult 8 Genitalia checked on a worn female. 6w actinic heath, 2x15w actinic heath, 2x125w Robinson traps.
30 May 2016 Burton Mere Wetlands SJ3074 Larval 1 on broom, emerged 2/8/2016
08 May 2016 Dean Valley, Lamaload SJ9675 Larval 4 SJ964756 off gorse, two retained, emerged 2/8/2016, 7/8/2016
04 May 2016 Jacksonedge Quarry, Disley SJ9685 Larval 2 off gorse, one retained, emerged 10/8/2016
04 May 2016 Marpleridge Quarry SJ9686 Larval 1 off gorse
04 May 2016 Marpleridge SJ9687 Larval 2 SJ926871 off gorse, one retained, adult emerged 26/7/2016
03 May 2016 Goyt Valley, Romiley SJ9289 Larval 5 SJ929896 off gorse, three retained, emerged 25/7/2016, 2/8/2016, 4/8/2016
19 Apr 2016 Idle Hill SJ9793 Larval 23 off gorse, Idle Hill SJ972931, two retained, emerging 11/7/2016, 15/7/2016
14 Mar 2016 Helsby Hill SJ4975 Larval 2 off gorse, emerged 15/7/2016, 2/8/2016
01 May 2015 Knutsford Heath SJ7478 Larval 1 ex gorse 1/5/2015, emerged 4/7/2015
26 Apr 2015 Runcorn Hill SJ5081 Larval 4 ex gorse 26/4/2015, emerged 5/7, 13/7, 17/7, 3/8/2015
18 Apr 2015 Bidston Hill SJ2889 Larval 2 ex gorse, emerged 21/7, 24/7/2015
18 Apr 2015 Bidston Hill SJ2890 Larval 2 ex gorse collected, emerged summer 2015
22 Mar 2015 Sale Water Park SJ8092 Larval 2 SJ806926, larva on broom
28 Apr 2014 The Street, Goyt Valley SK0175 Larval 1 off gorse
24 Apr 2014 Ellibancke Farm, Newtown SJ9984 Larval 1 off gorse, photo on rECOrd Moth Forum
18 Apr 2014 Gawsworth Common SJ9268 Larval 1 off gorse
09 Apr 2014 Wharton Common SJ6567 Larval 2 ex gorse, emerged 5 & 7.8.14
25 Aug 2013 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
10 Aug 2013 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
08 Aug 2013 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 gen det male
03 Aug 2013 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 gen det female
30 Jul 2013 The Willows, Frodsham SJ522777 Adult 1
01 Aug 2011 Runcorn Hill SJ507816 Adult 1 SJ5063781734 with Alex J Foot, not counted
29 Jul 2010 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
23 Aug 2006 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
11 May 2006 Jacksons Brickworks, Higher Poynton SJ9484 Larval 1+ off gorse
18 Aug 2005 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen. det. female
23 Apr 2002 Billinge Quarry, Rainow SJ9577 Larval 1+ ex gorse
17 Apr 2002 Moorside Quarry, Pott Shrigley SJ9579 Larval 1+ from gorse
09 Aug 2001 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
02 Aug 2001 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
30 Jul 2001 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
16 Apr 2001 Lindow Common SJ8381 Larval 1
18 Aug 2000 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
14 Aug 2000 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
29 Jul 2000 Turncroft Lane, Stockport SJ907902 Adult 1 gen. det. male
04 May 2000 Werneth Low SJ9591 Larval 1+ flowers of Ulex europaeus
18 Apr 2000 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 100 in flowers of Ulex europaeus
04 Aug 1999 Jacksons Brickworks, Higher Poynton SJ9484 Adult 1 site TG gen.det.
02 May 1999 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 1 bred from gorse flowers
1999 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 4 04 Jul 1999 - 07 Aug 1999, one off conf. S.M.Palmer, gen. det.
25 Apr 1998 Ross Mere, Wilmslow SJ8281 Larval 1+ emerged 24.7.1998+ from Ulex europaeus flowers
11 Aug 1997 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
01 Aug 1997 Mirrlees, Woods Moor SJ9086 Adult 1 flushed off Escallonia
03 Aug 1995 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 female - genitilia determined by Mike Hull
18 Aug 1993 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
1992 Vicarage Lane, Poynton SJ920841 Adult 1
19 May 1991 Woodley SJ9391 Larval 1 conf. E. Bradford
09 Aug 1979 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1
1979 Fairfax Drive, Wilmslow SJ838798 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown.
07 Aug 1978 Helsby SJ4875 Adult 1 approx. grid reference. Specimen in Mike Hull's collection
1978 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Adult 1
1978 Newchurch Common SJ6068 Adult 1
07 Aug 1971 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 gen det. Hull (1973) Specimen in Mike Hull's collection, LCES 94-96:81
30 Jul 1955 Bebington SJ3283 Adult 1 Lancs and Chesh Ent Soc coll.
1951 Lindow Common SJ8381 Larval 4 emerged 17/7/1951, specimens at Manchester Museum, grid reference unknown, larvae plentiful but the moth is rarely seen, Michaelis (1953)
21 Aug 1950 Lindow Common SJ8381 Adult 1 common. No quantity recorded. grid reference not provided
1950 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 10 bred gorse, emerging July (4), 31/7 (2), 28/7-6/8/1950 (4), grid reference not provided
1915 Delamere SJ5570 Larval 13 ex Broom, emerged 10/7/1915, 30/7/1915 (2), 4/8/1915, 7/8/1915 (9). One specimen in Liverpool Museum. grid reference unknown, county status: common and generally distributed. Mansbridge (1940)


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Updated: 12th June 2019