Elephant Hawk Moth

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Acleris notana

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23 records (32+ individuals)
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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
26 Jul 2018 Pikelow Farm, Marton - Cow Lane Hide SJ856690 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
06 Jun 2018 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB (West) SJ3073 Adult 1 Netted on Birch
26 Aug 2017 Pikelow Farm, Marton SJ8568 Larval 1 Genitalia checked. emerged 30/9/2017
06 Oct 2016 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
05 Oct 2016 Danes Moss SJ9070 Adult 1 Genitalia checked.
25 Jun 2014 Meadowside, Burwardsley SJ517566 Adult 1 Confirmed by dissection Dave Williamson (Yorkshire)
23 Jun 2014 Saltersley Moss SJ8280 Adult 2 one gen det male
10 Oct 2010 Bidston Moss SJ295909 Adult 1 gen det male, 25w actinic. via email 18.10.2010
06 Mar 2009 Carleton Road, Higher Poynton SJ944838 Adult 1 gen det male
25 Jul 2008 Jacksons Brickworks, Higher Poynton SJ9484 Adult 1 gen det female, new to SJ98
19 Oct 2006 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
10 May 2006 Tegg's Nose Country Park SJ9472 Adult 5 flying over moorland, 1 gen det female
18 Jan 2006 Linley Lane, Alsager SJ819545 Adult 1 gen.det.male
23 Oct 2004 Cocksmoss Wood SJ8567 Adult 1 gen det male
15 Jul 2002 Westover, Romiley SJ931900 Adult 1 dissected and confirmed as a female
21 Apr 2000 Danes Moss, Macclesfield SJ904704 Adult 3 gen. det. female
11 Jul 1997 Cocksmoss Wood SJ8567 Adult 1+ few amongst birch in wet clearings
06 Aug 1979 Pettypool Wood (South) SJ6169 Adult 1 Genitalia checked. Specimen in Mike Hull's collection.
1953 Cheshire Unknown Adult 1+ widely distributed, especially among small birch on mosses. Michaelis (1954)
1951 Arley SJ6780 Not recorded 1+ undated. Grid Reference unknown. Boyd (1951)
27 Aug 1950 Wilmslow SJ8481 Larval 1 in birch, emerged 1/10/1950, grid reference not provided
21 Jun 1944 Storeton Woods SJ3185 Larval 1 on birch, emerged 15/10/1944
1915 Delamere Forest SJ5570 Larval 3 bred ex birch, emerged 30/6/1915. Peronea ferrugana-foodplant wrong for than species. commoner than I have found it before. grid reference not provided, LCFC 1916:97. county status: Fairly common but local among birch specially on the mosses. Vars. tripunctata, Hubn. and bifidana, Haw. are occasionally taken in Delamere Forest. Mansbridge (1940)


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Updated: 12th June 2019