Elephant Hawk Moth

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Mythimna litoralis Shore Wainscot

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27 records (31+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
04 Jul 2007 Circular Drive, Greasby SJ258874 Adult 1 photo in annual report
04 Jul 1995 Priory Close, Halton SJ540821 Adult 1 exhibited at LCES
15 Jul 1994 New Brighton SJ3194 Adult 1 SJ313943
20 Jun 1992 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 SJ275925 centroid grid reference
16 Aug 1987 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1
20 Apr 1985 Leasowe SJ2591 Larval 3
20 Apr 1985 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Larval 3 larvae on spiders webs under bark at marram roots in the sand dunes, emerged 1/6/1985 . LCES 108:161
20 Apr 1985 Wallasey SJ2792 Larval 1 under marram, emerged 18/7/1985. Specimen in Mike Hull's collection. Grid reference not provided
1970 Hilbre Island SJ1887 Adult 1 Wallace and Wallace (1982)
1927 Wallasey SJ2792 Larval 1+ fairly common, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Larval 1+ Hoylake, undated, frequently found as a larva crawling in the grass, Day (1903), grid reference unknown.
1903 Meols SJ2290 Larval 1+ undated, frequently found as a larva crawling in the grass, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1893 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 recorder and grid reference unknown, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum, Day (1903)
05 Jul 1890 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1 Leucanla llttoralls, also larva in April. Grid ref not provided. ENT REC: 1:162
1890 Cheshire Unknown Larval 1+ the larva is abundant on coastal sandhill where it feeds on marram grass in may. never recorded inland, Mansbridge (1940)
1885 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Walker (1885)
1879 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ may be obtained by shaking the dead grass stems etc, which overhang some of the edges of the sandhills. The larvae feed on star grass Ammophila arundinacea at night during May/June. year and grid reference not provided. Young Nat. 1:204-207.
10 Apr 1872 Wallasey SJ2792 Larval 1+ a few by raking the sand. Newman's Entomologist 6:122-124, grid reference not provided.
1869 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ not so common as in 1868. Newman's Entomologist 5:32ii-iii, grid reference not provided.
1868 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ Newman's Entomologist 5:32ii-iii, grid reference not provided.


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Updated: 12th June 2019