Elephant Hawk Moth

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Coleophora virgaureae

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8 records (13+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
08 Aug 2005 Astmoor Saltmarsh SJ5383 Adult 1 Gen. det.female
06 Sep 2003 Heswall shore SJ2580 Larval 6 grid references provided SJ258809 Heswall shore, 5 larvae on Aster. Cases developed later on reared larvae, SJ258810 Heswall shore, 1 larvae, no case yet, in Aster tripolium flowers
30 Oct 1998 Parkgate SJ2778 Larval 1+ only two cases found
12 Sep 1998 Parkgate SJ2778 Larval 1+ on Aster tripolium seedheads, emerged 8.8.1999. 642 cases from 51 seedheads. Has fewer longer pappus hairs when on Solidago virgaurea
04 Oct 1997 Billinge Quarry, Rainow SJ9577 Larval 1+ on Golden Rod
03 Jul 1985 Witton Flashes SJ6575 Adult 1
1951 Whitegate SJ6269 Larval 1+ locally common feeding on Solidago virgaurea. A large number emerged mid-August- mid-September 1952. Grid Reference not provided, for details see Ent. Rec. 65:74-76. Michaelis (1954) . Specimens in Manchester Museum as follows, 24/8/1952 (2), 30/8/1952 (2), 1/9/1952 (2).
1890 Wallasey Dunes SJ2792 Not recorded 1+ undated, grid reference not given, county status given by Mansbridge (1940) as: very local, not recorded since Ellis (1890)


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