Sphingidae : Smerinthinae

Photo © Kevin Leighton,  25/05/2012 - Stow Bardolph

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata
Poplar Hawk-moth
Laothoe populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.003/1981
Norfolk status
One of the largest moths regularly visiting gardens. It is usually single brooded and flies from May to July, but a second brood emerging in August and September can occur.

Smooth bright green caterpillars have yellow stripes and a horn at the tail. Besides poplar, the larvae may feed on aspen, sallow and willows.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 15.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2016227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/05/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/05/2016228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
21/05/2016328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 30-46mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen, sallows and willows
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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