Elephant Hawk Moth

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Argyresthia pygmaeella

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79 records (112+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
18 Aug 2018 Bowring Drive, Parkgate SJ280784 Adult 1
27 Jun 2018 Wellington Close, Ellesmere Port SJ404763 Adult 1
27 Jun 2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB (East) SJ3173 Adult 1 2 x Robinson 125W MV, 1 x Heath 15W Actinic (battery)
17 Jun 2018 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1
19 Jul 2017 Meadowside, Burwardsley SJ517566 Adult 1
18 Jun 2014 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 2 x Robinson 125MVL
17 Jun 2014 Meadowbank, Moore Lane, Moore SJ582848 Adult 2 confirmed S H Hind from photo on Moth Forum
09 Jun 2014 Mobberley SJ7879 Adult 2
03 Jul 2011 Whaley Bridge SJ9981 Adult 1
27 Jun 2011 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
12 Jun 2009 Park Pit, Poynton SJ9384 Adult 1
30 Jul 2008 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1 gen det female
18 Jul 2006 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 2
06 Jul 2003 Bakestonedale Moor SJ9579 Adult 1
25 Jun 2003 Moss Lane Plantation, Ringway SJ827840 Adult 1 imago
23 Jun 2001 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1
11 Sep 2000 Deansfield Way, Elton SJ453753 Adult 1
25 Jun 2000 Highfield Road, Birkenhead SJ329862 Adult 1
26 Jun 1999 Dee Estuary:Inner Marsh Farm SJ3074 Adult 1 off Salix caprea
10 Jun 1999 Meols SJ2389 Adult 1 Darkies, Meols SJ236891, beaten off Salix caprea
10 Jun 1999 Sale Water Park SJ8092 Adult 1+ few
20 Jun 1998 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Adult 2
09 May 1998 Walker Brow, Kettleshulme SJ9980 Larval 1+ off Salix caprea
04 Jul 1997 Bollin Valley, Prestbury SJ9076 Adult 1
1997 Gleneagles Road, Heald Green SJ853863 Adult 1+ occasional
06 Jul 1995 Woods Moor SJ9187 Adult 1
01 Jul 1995 Little Budworth Common SJ588655 Adult 1
17 Jun 1995 Adlington Industrial Estate SJ9182 Adult 1
17 Jun 1995 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Adult 1 Lapwing Lane, Moss-side SJ574858
17 Jun 1995 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Adult 1 Lapwing Lane, Moss-side SJ574858
13 Jun 1995 Middlewood Way SJ9482 Adult 1
09 Jul 1994 Midfield, Rainow SJ9779 Adult 1
07 Jul 1994 Frodsham Marsh SJ5078 Adult 2 SJ507787
24 Jun 1994 Poynton SJ9384 Adult 1
14 Jun 1994 Rostherne Mere SJ7483 Adult 3 centroid grid references SJ745837, SJ747839
29 Jun 1993 Midfield, Rainow SJ9779 Adult 4
24 Jun 1993 Jacksons Brickworks, Higher Poynton SJ9484 Adult 2
29 May 1993 Lapwing Lane, Moss-side SJ587863 Adult 1+ several
29 May 1993 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Adult 1+ centroid grid reference SJ574858, occasional
22 Jun 1992 Whitegate Marsh SJ622697 Adult 3
07 Jul 1991 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 3 LWH - SJ617678, SJM - SJ615679 centroid grid references
15 Jun 1990 Woodbank Park, Stockport SJ9190 Adult 2
09 Jul 1988 Middlewood Way, Adlington SJ9280 Adult 1
03 Jul 1988 Jacksons Brickworks, Higher Poynton SJ9484 Adult 1
25 Jun 1988 Macclesfield SJ9174 Adult 2 Middlewood Way
25 Jun 1988 Hurdsfield, Macclesfield SJ9274 Adult 1 Middlewood Way
12 Jun 1988 Woolston Eyes SJ6588 Adult 1 SJ653884
11 Jun 1988 Priory Close, Halton SJ540821 Adult 3
1988 Woolston Eyes SJ6488 Adult 1 SJ6408888244 - May 1988- Dec 1990
17 Jul 1987 Hogshead Wood, Oakmere SJ5869 Adult 1+ several
04 Jul 1987 Hatton Lane, Hatton SJ610824 Adult 2
02 Jul 1987 Moore Nature Reserve SJ5785 Adult 1
02 Jul 1987 Eastern Reedbed Area, Moore SJ594864 Adult 3
11 Jul 1986 The Triangle - Marbury and Anderton SJ662753 Adult 1+ several
23 Jun 1982 Newchurch Common SJ6068 Adult 1+ frequent
19 Jun 1982 Winsford SJ6467 Adult 1+ Catsclough SJ652667, frequent
1981 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Adult 1 No quantity recorded. CWT2003047 date unknown, date on rECOrd 6/3/1982 presumably date of report
28 Jun 1980 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1
22 Jun 1980 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Adult 1
1979 Celtic Road, Meols SJ233900 Adult 1
1976 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1+
1969 Plumley Nature Reserve SJ7075 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown
15 Jul 1962 Woodford SJ8883 Adult 12 old RAF camp, Moor Lane, grid reference not provided, off sallows
1962 Rostherne Mere SJ7483 Adult 1+ well spread but not common
1955 Bollin Valley SJ8083 Not recorded 1+ common, date and grid reference unknown. Michaelis (1955)
20 Jul 1954 Storeton Woods SJ3185 Adult 1
1953 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 bred, grid reference not provided
07 Jun 1950 Bebington SJ3285 Adult 1
1948 Rudheath Woods SJ7470 Not recorded 1+ Rudheath, date and grid reference unknown. Michaelis (unpublished March 1949)
1948 Gatley SJ8487 Not recorded 1+ plentiful, date and grid reference unknown. Michaelis (unpublished March 1949)
24 Jun 1947 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 1 grid reference unknown. Michaelis (unpublished March 1949)
27 Apr 1946 Raby SJ3380 Larval 1 on sallow
26 May 1945 Storeton Woods SJ3185 Adult 1 also bred from this site, emerging 9/6/1945
12 May 1945 Storeton Woods SJ3185 Adult 1 Prichard (1947)
1940 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Not recorded 1+
1914 Rostherne Mere SJ7483 Adult 1
31 May 1908 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 County status:abundant among sallows especially on the sandhills, Mansbridge (1940)
1864 SJ28 SJ28 Not recorded 1+ Creaser (1994)
1854 Cheshire Unknown Not recorded 1+ grid reference and date unknown. Common. Byerley (1854)


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Updated: 12th June 2019