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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1981 / 69.003

A common resident across the region.

Found in most places where its foodplant grows.

Adults come readily to light and larva overwinters as a pupa.

Recorded in 125 (89%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 30-46mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen, sallows and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
12/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35 -
30/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
29/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
27/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86

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