Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
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Immature stages

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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 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2019228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
14/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/07/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/07/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
12/07/2019127TG10 - 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
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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