Sphingidae : Smerinthinae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Poplar Hawk-moth
Laothoe populi
Eyed Hawk-moth
1980 Smerinthus ocellata
(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.002
Norfolk status
A spectacular hawk-moth, with large pink, blue and black eye patches on its rear wings. These eye spots can only be seen when the moth is disturbed.

The caterpillars grow up to 7. 5cm long and have a blue 'horn' at one end which distinguishes them from the otherwise similar larva of the poplar hawk-moth.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2104.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2104128TM09 - Attleborough
01/09/2014128TF91 - Dereham
31/08/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
25/08/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/08/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 36-44mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Willows and sallows Apple, Crab Apple
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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