Sphingidae : Smerinthinae

Photo © Dave Jones,  27/05/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

  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 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/09/2015128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
06/09/2015127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
05/09/2015127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
03/09/2015227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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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