Elephant Hawk Moth

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Yponomeuta cagnagella Spindle Ermine

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100 records (471,341+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
22 Jun 2017 Puddington SJ3372 Adult 100 hundreds of adults
21 Jun 2017 Common Lane, Waverton SJ455639 Adult 3 several larvae taken from spinnings, photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
31 May 2017 Haslington SJ7356 Larval 500 SJ73525698. on spindle by roadside
29 May 2017 Frodsham Marsh SJ5077 Larval 1+ photos on Frodsham Marsh Blog. Grid reference not provided
23 May 2017 Puddington SJ3372 Larval 1+ Laval webs at SJ33377289 and SJ33357288
22 May 2017 Chester SJ4267 Larval 1+ Spindle tree engulfed with spinnings, Central reservation A41 Hoole, SJ428679. photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
22 Jun 2014 Frodsham Marsh SJ4978 Larval 1+ no grid reference provided, much fewer than last two years, only a few spindle trees have webs and even therse have a thick covering of leaves
26 May 2014 Frodsham Marsh SJ4978 Larval 1+ no grid reference provided, hundreds of webbed caterpillars but sindles look healthily green with lots of leaves - not at all stripped
05 Sep 2013 Frodsham Marsh SJ505785 Adult 10
04 Sep 2013 Frodsham Marsh SJ5078 Adult 10 no grid reference provided
09 Aug 2013 The Willows, Frodsham SJ522777 Adult 1
08 Aug 2013 Frodsham Marsh SJ505785 Adult 250
05 Aug 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
04 Aug 2013 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Larval 140 no grid reference provided
03 Aug 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
02 Aug 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 2
31 Jul 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 2
29 Jul 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
23 Jul 2013 The Willows, Frodsham SJ522777 Adult 1
13 Jun 2013 Frodsham Marsh SJ505785 Larval 100000
26 Aug 2012 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Adult 240
23 Aug 2012 Frodsham Marsh SJ505785 Larval 2000
19 Aug 2012 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
19 Aug 2012 Frodsham Marsh SJ4978 Adult 1 SJ494782, confirmed S H Hind. large colony at this site. photo on ispot
18 Aug 2012 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Larval 150
18 Aug 2012 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
14 Aug 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
14 Aug 2012 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1
12 Aug 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
10 Aug 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
08 Aug 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
02 Aug 2012 Frodsham Marsh SJ505785 Larval 750
01 Aug 2012 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Larval 5000
30 Jul 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 2
28 Jul 2012 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Larval 10
27 Jul 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
26 Jul 2012 Frodsham Marsh SJ505785 Larval 150
25 Jul 2012 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 2
08 Sep 2011 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Not recorded 40
04 Sep 2011 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Adult 2 SJ 49887 78257
01 Sep 2011 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Not recorded 200
31 Aug 2011 Keswick Avenue, Bromborough SJ344798 Adult 1
20 Aug 2011 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Adult 1150 SJ 49887 78257
20 Aug 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
13 Aug 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
30 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
29 Jul 2011 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Adult 100 SJ 49887 78257
28 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 6
26 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 2
24 Jul 2011 Frodsham Marsh SJ4978 Adult 1+ several
24 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
24 Jul 2011 Frodsham Marsh SJ5078 Adult 1+ several
20 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 5
19 Jul 2011 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
14 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 1
14 Jul 2011 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Not recorded 2000
12 Jul 2011 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
10 Jul 2011 Frodsham Marshes SJ498782 Adult 2900 SJ 49887 78257 congregations of adults along top of No 6 tank. The still tented spindle thart was eaten bare now recovered with good leaf growth.
10 Jul 2011 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 2
07 Jul 2011 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
12 May 2011 Frodsham Marsh SJ4978 Larval 1+ 'uncountable numbers' of larvae present, guesstimated 350,000, based on an percieved density of 1,000 per linear metre over a length of some 350 metres. This is probably an underestimate. They were hanging in bunches, plum-sized 'balls' of larvae, and thousands were descending to the ground in processions down the same threads. Many of the Spindle were stripped down to the twigs and branches, and the grass along the lane was also looking like driven snow too. Amazing sight.

12 May 2011 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Larval 350000
10 Sep 2010 Frodsham Marsh SJ4978 Adult 900 Spindle Ermine
08 Sep 2010 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Adult 100
21 Aug 2010 Frodsham Marsh SJ4979 Adult 1170 Spindle Ermine
01 Aug 2010 Lynwode House, Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1
22 Jul 2010 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Adult 1000
08 Sep 2009 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Adult 519 Return to Frodham Marsh, where on top road of No 6 tank count 519 adult spindle ermines along sides of track - mostly in elderberry bushes, on grass or other vegetation only in areas close to but not on the spindle trees which on edge of tank are more exposed to southerly wind than the more sheltered areas frequented by the moths. In reality must be thousands of ermines here
05 Sep 2009 Frodsham Marsh, Frodsham SJ505785 Adult 200 many in flight and settled on vegetation including dozems on bunches of elderberry fruits. I estimate hundreds here . N end of No 6 tank where steve holmes had spindles in past .
14 Aug 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
12 Aug 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
10 Aug 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
09 Aug 2009 Lynwode House, Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1
02 Aug 2009 Weston GroveUpton SJ405695 Adult 2 photos - apears to have white cilial fringe
18 Jul 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
24 Jun 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
24 May 2009 Stoak SJ4273 Larval 10 Larvae within Web on Spindle SJ428730
23 May 2009 Frodsham Marsh SJ5078 Larval 1000 email to S Farrell, confirmed S H Hind from photo
10 May 2009 SJ4978 SJ4978 Larval 500 Larvae in webs on Spindle. Count would be minimum number present. Numerous webs with 20-30 individuals seen over stretch of of 200 metres.
14 Aug 2008 SJ4978 SJ4978 Adult 40 Yponomeuta cagnagella
31 Jul 2008 SJ4978 SJ4978 Adult 20 Yponomeuta cagnagella
27 Jul 2006 SJ4978 SJ4978 Adult 40 Yponomeuta cagnagella-
17 Jul 2006 Frodsham SJ522778 Adult 4 Yponomeuta cagnagella larvae known to breed nearby
11 Aug 2005 SJ4978 SJ4978 Adult 10 Yponomeuta cagnagellaOn SpindleSJ495785
14 Jul 2003 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1 Yponomeuta cagnagella
03 Jun 2003 Frodsham Marsh SJ5077 Adult 15 Yponomeuta cagnagella
11 May 2003 Sharston Road/Leestone Road, Sharston SJ830889 Larval 1+ Many larvae on small Euonymus bushes by roadside
17 Aug 2002 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1 Yponomeuta cagnagella
27 Aug 2001 Frodsham Marsh SJ5078 Adult 8 confirmed from being on correct foodplant
23 Aug 2001 Frodsham Marsh SJ5078 Adult 20 confirmed from being on correct foodplant
15 Jul 2000 Halton Common, Halton SJ540823 Adult 2
15 Jul 2000 Priory Close, Halton SJ540821 Adult 2
15 Jul 1993 Halton Common, Halton SJ540823 Adult 3
23 Jul 1987 Halton Common, Halton SJ540823 Adult 1
1977 Meols SJ2390 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown
1951 Frandley SJ640788 Adult 1+ undated
1948 Goyt Valley SK0173 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference unknown.
1948 Castle Mill SJ795838 Not recorded 1+ date and grid reference unknown.
1940 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ common and widely distributed
1854 Birkenhead SJ3089 Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown. Common in Birkenhead Park


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018