Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
ABH BF

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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2104.

< Eyed Hawk-moth  |  Convolvulus Hawk-moth >

Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2104128TM09 - Attleborough
15/05/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/05/2015128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
11/05/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/05/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
Express Record Poplar Hawk-moth
We need your records!
Do you have records of Poplar Hawk-moth?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2015

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
Share this page

 

Photos Required | T-shirts | Yahoo Group | Data Policy
    
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ 2015. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2015. Data © NOLA™ 2015