Elephant Hawk Moth

Species Records

Acherontia atropos Death's-head Hawk-moth

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95 records (100+ individuals)

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
07 Sep 2008 Glenburn Road, Wallasey SJ319912 Adult 1 death's head hawk-moth - found dead in garden and handed to Guy Knight for identification.
2006 Wirral SJ28 Adult 1 digital photo held by SF
01 Jun 2005 Birkenhead SJ3289 Adult 1 found inside the Pacific Road Arts Centre by a technician. photos sent to Shane Farrell and also seen personally by Graham Jones.
26 Aug 2004 Offerton SJ9189 Adult 1 found dead at Dialstone Centre, recorder CH.
19 Aug 1999 Higher Runcorn SJ5182 Adult 1 found by Pat & Ron Houghton in their garden on Norman Road SJ5181 or 5182, photo taken, confirmed A M Broome, G Lightfoot
19 Aug 1999 Higher Runcorn SJ5182 Adult 1 caught by Pat & Ron Houghton in their Norman Road garden at SJ5181 or 5182
29 Sep 1992 Moreton SJ2590 Adult 1 found on the road, no grid reference provided
11 Jul 1990 Whaley Bridge SK010810 Adult 1 Death's-head Hawk-moth
1987 SJ98 SJ98 Not recorded 1+ also 1973 Death's-head Hawk-moth x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
09 Aug 1986 Marple SJ958876 Adult 1 entry states a death's head hawk-moth taken at marple - found on the pavement by the house of the recorder
16 Oct 1983 Hoylake Langfields SJ2288 Adult 1 SJ227886
1981 SJ28 SJ28 Not recorded 1+ 1973 Death's-head Hawk-moth x = recorded since 1980 Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996.
1970 Staley Brushes SJ99 Not recorded 1+ the publications from which the records were extracted are not known now but were relied on at the time. data was also extracted from local museums and libraries.
1961 SJ58 SJ58 Not recorded 1+ 1973 Death's-head Hawk-moth o = recorded between 1961-1979 but not since Records taken from the Macro-matrix produced by Ian Rutherford and covering records received to the end of 1996. not totally sure whether this record relates to the VC59 or the VC58 side of the Mersey. Certainly in new Cheshire.
1956 Stanlow SJ4475 Adult 1 Shell Oil refinery, grid reference unknown, specimen(s) in the Grosvenor Museum.
1956 Delamere SJ5570 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1956 Hazel Grove SJ9287 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1956 Antrobus SJ6478 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown, undated
1956 Frandley SJ640788 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown, undated
1951 Hazel Grove SJ9186 Not recorded 1+ grid reference unknown
15 Jun 1951 Mobberley SJ7879 Not recorded 1+
1950 Great Budworth SJ6677 Larval 1
1950 Chester SJ4066 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1950 Heswall SJ2480 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1950 Gatley SJ8387 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown, undated
10 Oct 1949 Willaston SJ3377 Larval 1 Elsewhere in report, mentioned as being bred by Miss Stevenson
1949 Chester SJ4166 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Graham A Webster, Grosvenor Museum, Smith (1950)
1949 Chester SJ4066 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1949 Saltney SJ3864 Not recorded 1+
21 Jun 1948 Hoylake SJ2188 Adult 1 Liverpool Golf Links, grid reference unknown, Smith (1950)
1947 Willaston SJ3377 Pupal 3 grid reference unknown, recorder JGE in Smith (1950)
1947 Raby SJ3380 Larval 1 grid reference unknown, and two pupae, Smith (1948)
1947 Chester SJ4066 Not recorded 1
1946 Waverton SJ4564 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1944 Kelsall SJ5268 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1944 Hoole SJ4266 Adult 1 Grosvenor Museum, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1944 Raby SJ3078 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1943 Bebington SJ3183 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1940 SJ68 SJ68 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_18278
1940 Wilmslow SJ8280 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1940 Bramhall SJ8885 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1940 SJ55 SJ55 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_12868
1938 Bebington SJ3283 Adult 1 in beehive
1938 Bromborough SJ3280 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1938 Raby SJ3380 Larval 3 + one pupa, adults bred Also one found in a potato field at Raby and passed onto Mr W K Ford
1935 Lymm SJ6887 Adult 1 grid reference unknown
1935 Chester SJ4166 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown
1935 Pipers Ash SJ4367 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1934 Raby SJ3380 Larval 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1933 Grappenhall SJ6286 Pupal 2 grid reference unknown
12 Aug 1933 Toft SJ7375 Larval 1 grid reference unknown
1931 Runcorn SJ5082 Adult 1 per Eric Hardy
1928 Cheadle Hulme SJ8686 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1926 Guilden Sutton SJ4468 Adult 1 Grosvenor Museum, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Blacon SJ3867 Adult 1 Saughall Road, nr Chester, Grosvenor Museum, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1920 Chester SJ4166 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1909 Delamere SJ5273 Not recorded 1+
1905 Lymm SJ6787 Not recorded 1+
1905 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1 Chester, Dee light, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1903 Bowdon SJ7587 Not recorded 1+ undated
1903 Chester SJ3666 Not recorded 1+ undate - Chester and the county generally - not common
1903 Hoylake SJ2086 Not recorded 1+ undated. refered to a formerly common.
1903 Vicars Cross SJ4466 Not recorded 1+ undated entry
1902 Sale SJ7691 Pupal 1 bred ex pupa. JRH collection. grid reference not provided. Ellis (1890), Smith (1948)
1901 Carrington SJ7292 Larval 1+ two larvae
1901 Knutsford SJ7476 Not recorded 1+ near Knutsford
1901 Acton Grange SJ590858 Not recorded 1+
1900 Farndon SJ4054 Larval 1+ larvae very common
1900 Malpas SJ4846 Larval 1+ near Malpas
1900 Hoylake SJ2086 Not recorded 1 grid reference unknown, undated
1899 Eccleston SJ4062 Not recorded 1
1895 Tranmere SJ3086 Not recorded 1+
1890 Liscard SJ3092 Not recorded 1+ undated. ellis list
1890 Upton SJ2688 Not recorded 1+ undated. ellis list
1890 Sale SJ7691 Not recorded 1+
1890 Bidston SJ2889 Not recorded 1+ undated. ellis list
07 Sep 1889 Frodsham SJ5177 Larval 1 grid reference not provided. Entom. 23:17
1889 Manley SJ4971 Larval 1 Grid ref not provided. Entom. 23:17, Ellis (1890)
1887 Wallasey SJ2692 Larval 1+
1887 Withington SJ8068 Not recorded 1+ recorder JRH assumed to be a typo
1885 Delamere SJ5273 Not recorded 1+ undated entry
1885 Upton SJ2688 Larval 1+ undated entry - also in Day G.O., 1903, A List of Lepidoptera Found in the Counties of Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Carnarvonshire and Anglesea. larvae not uncommon at Upton
1885 Saughall SJ3468 Not recorded 1+ undated entry also in Day G.O., 1903, A List of Lepidoptera Found in the Counties of Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Carnarvonshire and Anglesea(Shrubsole in brackets after site name)
1885 Tattenhall SJ4858 Not recorded 1+ undated record from Day G.O., 1903, A List of Lepidoptera Found in the Counties of Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Carnarvonshire and Anglesea (Manning in brackets after site name)
1880 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1 specimen presented at the L&CES meeting of 31/5/1880 - not specified whether it was Lancashire or Cheshire - need to verify
1878 Bowdon SJ7587 Adult 1 July/August 1878, JRH collection. grid reference not provided. Ellis (1890), Smith (1948)
1876 Cheshire Unknown Larval 1+ frequent occurence
1874 Hoylake SJ2086 Not recorded 1+ abundant
1870 Altrincham SJ7687 Adult 1 specimen in Bolton Museum, grid reference not provided
1870 Altrincham SJ7687 Adult 1 Ellis (1890), specimen in Bolton Museum, grid reference not provided
1858 Christleton SJ4365 Not recorded 1+ also in Day list and ellis list
1846 Beeston SJ5258 Not recorded 1+
1825 Tabley SJ7276 Not recorded 1+ ex Boyd (1951). Moth taken by Sir John Leicester
1808 Chester SJ3666 Not recorded 1+
1800 SJ64 SJ64 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_15803, date pre 1941


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Updated: 18th Apr 2018