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Poplar Hawk-moth
Laothoe populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Smerinthinae
1981 / 69.003
Photo © Peter Hall

Similar Upper Thames Species
Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen, sallows and willows.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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

Recorded in 70 (90%) 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
01/09/2022123SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
28/08/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
23/08/2022123SP22 - Churchill
23/08/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
22/08/2022223SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
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