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Acronicta alni Alder Moth

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Date Site OS Grid Ref Stage Quantity Comment
1992 SJ36 SJ36 Adult 1+ Included in Rutherford (1994), yet the site is in Flintshire
1991 Abbey Cottage, Combermere SJ588441 Adult 1+
28 May 1990 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
1990 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1
12 Aug 1989 Hazel Grove SJ9186 Larval 2 Wesley Fields
25 May 1989 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
24 May 1989 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
1989 Abbey Cottage, Combermere SJ588441 Adult 1+
20 Jun 1988 Laneside Drive, Bramhall SJ902862 Adult 1
09 Jun 1987 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
05 Jun 1987 Wybunbury Moss SJ6950 Adult 1
01 Jun 1987 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
25 May 1987 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
1987 Bellfield Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SJ875864 Adult 1
1987 Haughton Thorn SJ583559 Adult 1+
27 Jun 1986 Shemmy Moss SJ5968 Adult 1
16 Jun 1986 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
14 Jun 1986 Lapwing Lane, Moore SJ5785 Adult 4
04 Jul 1985 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
06 Jun 1985 New Chester Road, Bromborough SJ347830 Adult 1 letter to CIR 21/11/1985
29 Aug 1983 Knightslow Wood, Lyme Park SJ9681 Larval 1
26 Jun 1983 Chester Road, Poynton SJ915837 Adult 1
22 Jun 1983 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
03 Jun 1982 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1 First record of the year, numbers not counted
02 Jun 1982 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
30 May 1982 Broomhall, Nantwich SJ628472 Adult 1
1981 SJ77 SJ77 Not recorded 1+
1981 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1
10 Aug 1980 Whitegate Way, Winsford SJ615679 Larval 1 on rosebay under alder, imago emerged 12/9/1981
1979 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1
1978 Malpas SJ4847 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_09714, Malpas in SJ44
1978 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1
1977 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Adult 1
1977 Twemlow Green SJ7868 Adult 1+ BRC Ref: V05_21600, Holmes Chapel district in SJ76 per C Ian Rutherford
1976 Prestbury SJ900768 Adult 1 only additions to SJ97, Lepidoptera record cards, Biological Records Centre, Monks Wood, via C I Rutherford
1975 SJ47 SJ47 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_11687
1975 Rease Heath, Nantwich SJ6454 Adult 1 No quantity recorded.
1970 Thornton Hough SJ3081 Adult 1 grid reference not provided, LCES 94-96:19
13 Jun 1970 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 LCES 94-96:59
06 Jun 1970 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 Specimen in Liverpool Museum, LCES 94-96:59
23 May 1970 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 Specimen in Liverpool Museum, LCES 94-96:59
14 Jun 1969 Alvanley Road, Helsby SJ489751 Adult 1 LCES 94-96:59
1968 Wyngate Road, Hale SJ777858 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_22970
1968 Wistaston SJ685538 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_16268
1968 Wilmslow SJ834818 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_28429
1967 Longridge, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge SJ850778 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_27638, Alderley Edge in SJ87
1966 Nantwich SJ6552 Adult 4 grid reference unknown, Creaser (1967)
1965 Nantwich SJ6552 Larval 1+ grid reference unknown, Creaser (1967)
1963 Disley SJ9784 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, letter to CIR 9.4.1979
1956 Delamere Post Office SJ561689 Adult 2 LCFC 1954-56:72-76.
1956 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 5 grid reference not provided, LCFC 1954-56:72-76.
1955 Wilmslow SJ8381 Adult 2 grid reference not provided, LCFC 1954-56:72-76.
27 Jul 1952 Wilmslow SJ8381 Larval 1+ This moth has been taken at light in many parts of the area during 1952/3. Grid Reference unknown. Michaelis (1954)
20 May 1952 Lymm SJ6684 Adult 1 grid reference not provided, LCFC 1954-56:72
1952 Delamere Post Office SJ561689 Adult 1 specimen (s) exhibited at LCES 21/10/1952, LCES 75-76:19
1951 Delamere Post Office SJ561689 Adult 1 specimen (s) exhibited at LCES 16/10/1951, LCES 75-76:10
1947 Cheadle SJ8688 Adult 1+ grid reference unknown, Smith (1950)
1944 Cuddington SJ5972 Adult 1+ uncommon, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1943 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1+ uncommon, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1943 Birkenhead Park SJ3089 Larval 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1950)
1942 Frandley House, Frandley SJ640788 Larval 1+ emerged 1943, Smith (1948), Boyd (1951)
1941 Cheadle SJ8688 Larval 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1940 SJ68 SJ68 Not recorded 1+ BRC Ref: V05_18279
1940 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 undated - one very dark, Mansbridge (1940)
1940 Sale SJ7891 Larval 1 undated (Entom., XXIII.,267), Mansbridge (1940)
1937 Chester SJ4166 Adult 3 two with blackish forewings, grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1930 Chester SJ4166 Adult 2 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
1926 Chester SJ4166 Adult 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
22 Aug 1924 Burton SJ3174 Larval 1 On poplar trees near Burton.
08 Aug 1924 Burton SJ3174 Larval 1 On poplar trees near Burton. 1 skin.
10 Jul 1923 Hale SJ7886 Adult 1 grid reference not provided, LCFC 1923:3
1920 Chester SJ4166 Adult 2 one with blackish forewings, LCFC 1920-21 report. Mansbridge (1940)
1920 Abbots Moss SJ5968 Adult 1+
1920 Macclesfield SJ9070 Larval 3 grid reference not provided, LCFC report 1920-21
1919 Delamere SJ5570 Larval 1 recorder - SPD, Mansbridge (1940)
1918 Prenton SJ2985 Larval 1 confirmed WM. grid reference not provided. LCFC 1919. Mansbridge (1940)
01 Aug 1918 Tarvin SJ4866 Larval 1 grid reference unknown, Smith (1948)
30 May 1918 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 grid reference not provided. LCFC 1919. Mansbridge (1940)
1910 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1 Acronycta alni, Entom. 43:294, grid reference not provided.
1910 Northwich SJ6473 Adult 1 Acronycta alni exibited at the Man. Ent. Soc. 21/11/1910. Entom. 44:46, grid reference not provided
1909 Great Budworth SJ6677 Pupal 1 Acronycta alni exhibited at the Man. Ent. Soc. 6/10/1909, Entom. 43:68, grid reference not provided
1906 Delamere SJ5570 Adult 1 The Entom. 39:264 off alder, LCES (1906), an almost black moth emerged, Mansbridge (1940)
1903 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1+ undated, fairly common at electric light, Day (1903)
1903 Chester SJ4066 Adult 1+ undated, fairly common at electric light, Day (1903)
1903 Little Budworth SJ5766 Adult 1 undated, black variety at light, Day (1903)
1903 Dunham Park SJ7387 Adult 1+ undated, not common, also larva, Day (1903)
1903 Manley SJ4971 Larval 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 High Legh SJ6881 Larval 1+ undated, larvae reared and one resulted in an all black form forewings, Day (1903)
1903 Knutsford SJ7479 Larval 1+ undated, Day (1903)
1903 Eaton SJ8666 Larval 1+ undated, Day (1903)
19 Jul 1901 Shotwick SJ3470 Larval 1 Acronycta alni off some red willows The Entom. 35:116, grid reference not provided
1900 Chester SJ4066 Adult 7 Day (1903)
1900 White Hall, Tarporley SJ5966 Adult 6 6 at electric light this year including one black variety, Day (1903)
1899 Chester SJ4066 Adult 7 undated, fairly common at electric light, Day (1903)
1899 Delamere SJ5570 Larval 1 Day (1903)
02 Sep 1898 Chester SJ4066 Larval 1 on sycamore. grid reference unknown
07 Sep 1891 Chester SJ4065 Larval 1 Grid ref not provided. Entom. 24:286-290
1890 Marple SJ9588 Not recorded 1+ undated, Ellis (1890)
1890 Dunham Park SJ7387 Not recorded 1+ Ellis (1890)
17 Sep 1888 Chester SJ4066 Larval 1 grid reference not provided. Entom: 21:313-319


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