Elephant Hawk Moth

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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 SJ261908. specimen in AC collection, confirmed S H Hind. LCES Proc. 2003 127:107 & 108:156 & 107:123
1982 Heron Court, Parkgate SJ282774 Adult 1 March 1982 - June 1984
1981 SJ67 SJ67 Not recorded 1+ Rutherford (1994)
21 Apr 1963 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, LCES Proc 2003 Vol.127:107
1963 Darnhall SJ6363 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_17547
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. Grid Reference unknown. Mansbridge & Wright (1950)
16 Apr 1944 Wallasey SJ2792 Egg 1+ on yarrow leaves, emerged 19/2/1945, 22/2/1945, 25/2/1945, 28/2/1945, 1/3/1945, 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 SJ2792 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 Site Netherton, is this at Sefton VC59? grid reference not provided, Smith (1948)
1904 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 LCES (1904) exhibited 17/10/1904
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1+ recorded as abundant by all who have collected there - ovae on dead thistles and ragwort in April, Day (1903)
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 SJ2792 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)
1879 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Egg 1+ laid on stems of ragwort, willow, Burnet Rose etc and when freshly laid are very conspicuous from their light colour, becoming dull red after a few days. year and grid reference not provided. Young Nat. 1:204-207.
1879 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1 Upton Valley - presumably the valley north of Upton to Wallasey. Date and grid reference not provided. Young Nat. 1:158-159
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 and dead stems of hound's-tongue, ragwort. Newman's Entomologist 6:122-124, grid reference not provided.
21 Apr 1869 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 3 Newman's Entomologist 5:32ii-iii, grid reference not provided.
1854 Leasowe SJ2690 Adult 1+ undated entry. Byerley (1854) also in Walker List, grid reference unknown.
1854 Bidston SJ2889 Adult 1+ several specimens taken in the spring on 1854. Byerley (1854) also in the Walker List 240, BRC Ref: V05_01896, date pre 1941


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