Sphingidae

Smerinthinae

Imago
Genus
Smerinthus
Species
ocellata
Author/Year
Linnaeus, 1758
English Vernacular
Eyed Hawk Moth
French Vernacular
Sphinx demi-paon
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 75-95mm

Imago: Univoltine but in good years there is a partial second generation.  Comes to light in moderate numbers here.

Larva: Feed on sallow(Salix), birch (Betula), poplar (Populus), blackthorn (Prunus) and some fruit trees.

Overwinter: As a pupa

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