Elephant Hawk Moth

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Agrotis vestigialis Archer's Dart

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49 records (99+ 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, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 6 grid reference provided SJ204882
21 Jul 2010 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 2
21 Jul 2010 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ205883
22 Jun 2010 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 4 grid reference provided SJ204882
08 Aug 2009 Circular Drive, Greasby SJ258874 Adult 1
27 Aug 2008 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2087 Adult 1
22 Aug 2006 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ206881 photo in annual report
22 Aug 2006 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2087 Adult 1
19 Aug 2006 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 grid reference provided SJ206881 noted in annual report
15 Jul 2003 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 grid reference SJ205882 noted in annual report
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 Dunes SJ2792 Adult 7
04 Sep 1987 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 8
30 Aug 1987 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 8
16 Aug 1987 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 8
1980 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 West Kirby, grid reference unknown, in recent years, Creaser (2009)
1980 Heswall SJ2482 Adult 1 near Heswall, grid reference unknown, in recent years, Creaser (2009)
1978 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Adult 1 No quantity recorded. Present
1977 Celtic Road, Meols SJ233900 Adult 1 letter to CIR 15/12/1977
1975 Thurstaston SJ2484 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02151, Thurstaston area in SJ28
1975 Heswall SJ2880 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02331, Parkgate in SJ284805
1974 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1 site Delamere, No quantity recorded, grid reference not provided
1961 Pensby SJ2682 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_02359 & BRC Ref: V05_01690 Pensby in SJ28
11 Jul 1952 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 2 site in note book: Newchurch Common:grid reference not provided
31 Jul 1949 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 BRC Ref: V05_02789, grid reference not provided
17 Jul 1949 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1 site Delamere, grid reference not provided
13 Jul 1949 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 2 site Delamere, grid reference not provided
1947 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1940 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1939 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1 site Delamere, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
30 Jul 1927 Leasowe SJ2491 Adult 1 recorder and grid reference unknown, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum.
1919 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ site Delamere, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
21 Aug 1906 Wallasey SJ2792 Adult 1 at sugar, grid reference not provided
1903 White Hall, Tarporley SJ5966 Adult 1+ undated, referred to a var valligera. Status:common generally along the coastline, Day (1903)
1901 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ site Delamere, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1900 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+ site Delamere, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1892 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ Specimen(s) in Grosvenor Museum, Chester. This as an undated entry August 1892- common generally along the coastline. referred to a var valligera - Prince and others - abundant at sugar and ragwort flowers. Day (1903)
1885 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, Walker (1885), abundant at sugar and on ragwort flowers on the coastal sandhills, Wallasey, Ellis (1890)
1879 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ common at sugar and ragwort flowers at night July/August. year and grid reference not provided. Young Nat. 1:204-207.
1864 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 1+ Brockhole (1864)
1854 New Brighton SJ3094 Adult 1+ undated. Agrotis valligera. common on ragwort flowers. Byerley (1854)
1845 New Brighton SJ3094 Adult 1 Agrotis valligera - abundant on ragwort flowers, grid reference not provided
12 Aug 1843 New Brighton SJ3094 Adult 13 12 males, one female, near the Black (Perch) Rock. Zoologist 684-685. I generally take about 10 or 12 males each night from the 9th to the 18th, at which time they are beginning to fade.


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Updated: 12th June 2019