Elephant Hawk Moth

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Depressaria daucella

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81 records (148+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
12 Jun 2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB SJ314735 Larval 25
06 Apr 2018 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
26 Mar 2018 Burton Point SJ3073 Adult 1 RSPB Inner Marsh Farm Hide
26 Mar 2018 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
21 Mar 2018 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 2
15 Jul 2017 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB (East) SJ3173 Adult 1
28 Mar 2017 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 2 genitalia checked on one of the two
11 Mar 2017 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 3
08 Mar 2017 Common Lane, Waverton SJ455639 Adult 1 determined from photo on Cheshire Moth Forum
07 Mar 2017 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 3
19 Feb 2017 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 2
04 Aug 2016 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
02 Aug 2016 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
03 Jun 2016 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3173 Larval 1 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB SJ310736, on Hemlock Water Dropwort
30 May 2016 Burton Mere Wetlands SJ3074 Larval 10 on water-dropwort, emerged 30/5/2016
30 Dec 2015 Dee Estuary:Burton Point Farm SJ3073 Adult 1 moth active in Bird hide, RSPB Inner Marsh Farm
22 Aug 2015 Burton SJ3173 Adult 1 RSPB Burton Mere Reserve
10 Apr 2015 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
09 Apr 2015 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
02 Apr 2015 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
27 Mar 2015 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
27 Mar 2015 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 5
08 Mar 2015 Burton SJ3173 Adult 1 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB SJ314734
07 Mar 2015 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
27 Feb 2015 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3073 Adult 1 RSPB Reserve, found in bird hide
30 May 2014 Frodsham Marsh SJ5079 Larval 1+ on Hemlock Water Dropwort
31 Mar 2014 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1 gen det male
30 Mar 2014 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 2
08 Mar 2014 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
18 Jan 2014 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3073 Adult 2 in the bird hide
06 Nov 2013 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3073 Adult 1 in the bird hide
18 Jul 2013 Wellington Close, Ellesmere Port SJ404763 Adult 1
11 Apr 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
07 Mar 2013 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
05 Mar 2013 Burton Mere Wetlands SJ3074 Adult 1 Marsh Covert Hide, grid reference not provided. Confirmed S H Hind
04 Mar 2013 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3073 Adult 1 inside Marsh Covert hide SJ309735
30 Dec 2012 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3073 Adult 2 active by day in the bird hide
01 Apr 2011 Weston Grove, Upton SJ415693 Adult 1
18 Apr 2010 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
10 Apr 2010 Weston Grove, Upton SJ415693 Adult 1 photo
25 Mar 2010 Weston Grove, Upton SJ415693 Adult 1 photos. ID agreed by Steve Hind
24 Mar 2010 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 3
21 Mar 2010 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1
21 Mar 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1 confirmed S H Hind from photo
17 Mar 2009 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1
17 Mar 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1 confirmed S H Hind from photo
13 Mar 2009 Knowle Close, Great Sutton SJ381751 Adult 1 photo available
11 Mar 2009 Pembroke Close, Handbridge SJ412649 Adult 1
27 May 2008 Chester SJ4166 Larval 1 On Dee (north bank), on water-dropwort. Adult emerged 20.06.08
10 Jun 2006 Thurstaston Common SJ248846 Larval 1 final instar larva swept from water dropwort sp., Kitty's Flash
27 May 2006 Chester SJ4065 Larval 5 north bank of Dee on water dropwort, emerged 23.6.06. via e.mail from S M Palmer
04 May 2006 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
15 Apr 2006 Hilbre Island SJ1888 Adult 1 specimen retained
16 Jun 2004 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ306737 Larval 1+ larvae very common found feeding on Water dropwort flower heads
11 May 2004 Heswall shore SJ2580 Larval 5 grid reference provided SJ258809 Heswall shore, larva on Oenanthe
15 Jul 2003 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Adult 1 grid reference SJ205882
02 Jun 2003 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3073 Larval 2 by the broadwalk
01 Jun 2003 West Kirby SJ2185 Larval 10 grid reference provided SJ218854 Macdona Drive, 10 larvae on Oenanthe crocata by pond
17 Jun 2000 Navigation Cop, Chester SJ3966 Larval 1+ grid reference provided SJ394665. Oenanthe
02 Jun 1997 Neston SJ2877 Larval 1+ abundant on Oenanthe
31 May 1997 Red Rocks, Hoylake SJ2088 Larval 1+ larvae abundant on Oenanthe, emerged 25.6.1997
1987 Brereton Heath SJ7965 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown.
07 Oct 1985 Caister Way, Over, Winsford SJ641654 Adult 1
1980 Caister Way, Over, Winsford SJ641654 Adult 1 in garden
1980 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1+ occasional
1979 Celtic Road, Meols SJ233900 Adult 1
16 Mar 1975 Little Neston SJ2876 Adult 1 No quantity recorded. SJ286765
17 Sep 1971 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 Hull (1973), LCES 94-96:81
1964 Rostherne Mere SJ7484 Larval 1+ Harpers Bank, common. Larvae & pupae common, Taylor (1966)
1964 Rostherne Mere SJ7483 Adult 1+ Shaw Green, common
06 Jun 1954 Hoylake SJ2189 Larval 1+ grid reference not provided, abundant on Oenanthe
1952 Burton SJ3174 Adult 1 bred, grid reference not provided
1951 Burton SJ3174 Larval 1 emerged 4/8/1951, grid reference not provided
1951 Burton Saltmarsh SJ2974 Larval 1 Dep nervosa, emerged 12/8/1951, grid reference not provided
04 Jun 1950 Saughall SJ3669 Larval 1+ Great Saughall, emerged 18/7/1950, grid reference not provided., on Oenanthe
20 May 1950 Saughall SJ3669 Larval 1 Great Saughall, emerged 8/7/1950, grid reference not provided., on Oenanthe
1949 Gatley SJ8487 Not recorded 1 Grid Reference unknown. Mansbridge & Wright (1950)
1940 Eastham SJ3680 Not recorded 1+ undated, grid reference not given, county status: Local but fairly common. Mansbridge (1940)
1940 Northenden SJ8389 Adult 1 grid reference unknown. Michaelis (unpublished March 1949)
1887 Wirral SJ28 Not recorded 1+ date & grid reference unknown. Ellis (1890)
1864 SJ37 SJ37 Not recorded 1+ Creaser (1994)


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Updated: 12th June 2019