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Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Smerinthinae
1980 / 69.002
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2021

Similar Upper Thames Species
Poplar Hawk-moth
Laothoe populi
Foodplant:   Willows and sallows, apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a wide range of habitats, including gardens.

Recorded in 65 (83%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1907.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2022123SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
18/08/2022222SU76 - Shinfield / Finchampstead
11/07/2022222SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
10/07/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
04/07/2022124SP84 - Npt. Pagnell, Stoke Goldington
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