Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
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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 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 30-46mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen, sallows and willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
06/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
05/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
02/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK04

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