Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Agrotis vestigialis Archer's Dart

All records

51 records (88+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
23 Aug 2016 Merlin Close, Upton, Wirral SJ256887 Adult 1
24 Aug 2015 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 on Ragwort
07 Aug 2015 Sandfield Road, Wallasey SJ309932 Adult 1 confirmed S H Hind from photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
14 Aug 2012 Merlin Close, Upton, Wirral SJ256887 Adult 1
27 Jul 2011 Merlin Close, Upton, Wirral SJ256887 Adult 1
11 Aug 2010 Red Rocks SSSI SJ204882 Adult 6
21 Jul 2010 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 2
21 Jul 2010 Red Rocks SJ205883 Adult 1
22 Jun 2010 Red Rocks SSSI SJ204882 Adult 4
08 Aug 2009 Circular Drive, Greasby SJ258874 Adult 1
27 Aug 2008 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2087 Adult 1
22 Aug 2006 Red Rocks Marsh SJ206881 Adult 1
22 Aug 2006 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2087 Adult 1
19 Aug 2006 Red Rocks Marsh SJ206881 Adult 1
15 Jul 2003 Red Rocks Marsh SJ206881 Adult 1
2003 Bridgenorth Road, Pensby SJ264837 Adult 1 LCES 130:18
30 Aug 2000 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2087 Adult 1 LCES 124:84
22 Jul 1989 Wallasey Sand Dunes, SJ275925 Adult 7
04 Sep 1987 Wallasey Sand Dunes, SJ275925 Adult 8
30 Aug 1987 Wallasey Sand Dunes, SJ275925 Adult 8
16 Aug 1987 Wallasey Sand Dunes, SJ275925 Adult 8
1986 SJ66 SJ66 Not recorded 1+ also 2085 Archer's Dart x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1982 Pettypool SJ6170 Adult 1+ Present
1981 Pettypool SJ6170 Adult 1+ Present
1980 Heswall SJ2482 Adult 1 near Heswall, grid reference unknown, in recent years, Creaser (2009)
1980 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 West Kirby, grid reference unknown, in recent years, Creaser (2009)
1980 Pettypool SJ6170 Adult 1+ Present
1979 Pettypool SJ6170 Adult 1+ Present
1978 Pettypool SJ6170 Adult 1+ Present
1977 Meols SJ233902 Adult 1 letter to CIR 15/12/1977
1975 Heswall SJ2880 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02331, Parkgate in SJ284805
1975 Thurstaston SJ2484 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02151, Thurstaston area in SJ28
1974 Delamere Forest SJ5471 Adult 1 No quantity recorded.
31 Jul 1949 Wallasey SJ2892 Adult 1 BRC Ref: V05_02789, grid reference not provided
17 Jul 1949 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Adult 1 grid reference not provided
13 Jul 1949 Delamere Forest SJ5571 Adult 2 grid reference not provided
1947 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1940 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1940 SJ29 SJ29 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02789
1939 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
30 Jul 1927 Leasowe SJ2491 Adult 1 recorder and grid reference unknown, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum.
1920 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1
1919 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
21 Aug 1906 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 at sugar, grid reference not provided
1903 Tarporley SJ5462 Adult 1+ undated entry - common generally along the coastline. referred to a var valligera - at White Hall near Tarporley
1901 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1900 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1892 Wallasey Sandhills SJ2692 Adult 1+ specimen held in Grosvenor Museum. Day G.O., 1903, A List of Lepidoptera Found in the Counties of Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Carnarvonshire and Anglesea gives this as an undated entry - common generally along the coastline. referred to a var valligera - Prince and others - abundant at sugar and ragwort flowers
1885 Wallasey Sandhills SJ2692 Not recorded 1+ undated
1864 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ Brockhole (1864)
1854 New Brighton SJ2993 Adult 1+ undated. agrotis valligera. common on ragwort flowers


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