Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Orthosia opima Northern Drab

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36 records (142+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
27 Apr 1983 Leasowe SJ2690 Adult 1 site SJ261908
1982 Heron Court, Parkgate SJ282774 Adult 1 March 1982 - June 1984
1981 SJ67 SJ67 Not recorded 1+ 2184 Northern Drab x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1981 SJ27 SJ27 Not recorded 1+ 2184 Northern Drab x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1981 SJ29 SJ29 Not recorded 1+ 2184 Northern Drab x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
21 Apr 1963 Wallasey SJ291927 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1961 SJ66 SJ66 Not recorded 1+ 2184 Northern Drab 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.
1952 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
24 Apr 1951 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on yarrow heads, with HWW, grid reference not provided
20 Apr 1950 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on yarrow stems, emerged 27/3/1951, grid reference not provided.
01 May 1949 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on yarrow stems, grid reference not provided
16 Mar 1948 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on ragwort & yarrow stems, grid reference not provided
1946 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ many
1944 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on Yarrow leaves, emerged 19/2, 22/2, 25/2, 28/2, 1/3, 14/3/1945, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948), Rutherford (1981)
27 Apr 1943 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on yarrow leaves, grid reference not provided
1940 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, still locally common on the sandhills, Smith (1948)
01 May 1931 Wallasey SJ2992 Adult 2 ingers of wings slightly frayed., otherwise in good condition. One male and one female specimen. Not previously taken by us.
1925 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 Grid Reference unknown, Rutherford (1981)
09 Apr 1924 Bromborough SJ3480 Adult 1
07 Apr 1924 Bromborough SJ3480 Adult 1
1924 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, undated, ova and imagines, Smith (1948)
1918 Frodsham SJ5177 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1917 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1 Netherton, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Wallasey SJ2692 Adult 1+ Undated entry - recorded and abundant by all how have collected there.240Orthosia opima
1899 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum.
18 May 1889 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Egg 1+ Taeniocampa opima. 'Very hard to find.' Seems to have been over-collected (AC). Grid ref not provided. Entom. 22:291-299
12 May 1888 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 Taeniocampa opima, batches of eggs on dead ragwort stems, with adults below, grid reference not provided. Entom: 21:313-319
1883 Wallasey SJ2692 Egg 1+ The Entomologist 17:65-67, paper by C G Hall, re rearing from ova received 8.5.1883 from New Brighton, grid reference not provided. Walker (1885)
11 Apr 1872 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 15 Newman's Entomologist 6:122-124, grid reference not provided.
10 Apr 1872 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 26 Newman's Entomologist 6:122-124, grid reference not provided.
09 Apr 1872 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 65 in two hours, to lamps, sallow and at rest on marram, hound's-tongue, ragwort. Newman's Entomologist 6:122-124, grid reference not provided.
21 Apr 1869 Wallasey SJ2692 Adult 3 Newton's Entomologist 5:32ii-iii, grid reference not provided. Recorded and abundant by all how have collected there - ovae on dead thistles etc, Day (1903)
1854 Leasowe SJ2290 Adult 1+ undated entry also in Walker List240Orthosia opimaNorthern Drab
1854 Bidston SJ2889 Adult 1+ several specimens taken in the spring on 1854. also in the Walker List240Orthosia opimaNorthern Drab
1800 SJ28 SJ28 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_01896, date pre 1941


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