Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
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Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata
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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 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
04/09/2018127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
03/09/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
29/08/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
29/08/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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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
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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