Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
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Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata
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Poplar Hawk-moth
Laothoe populi

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1981 / 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 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2022327TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
24/06/2022327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
24/06/2022+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
24/06/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/06/2022327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 30-46mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen, sallows and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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