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

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata
 
Poplar Hawk-moth
1981 Laothoe populi
(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.003
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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2013.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2013827TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/09/20131527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/09/2013127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
03/09/2013127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
September 2013+27TG14 - Sheringham
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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
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