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Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Eyed Hawk-moth
69.0020 (B&F: 1980)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Bombycoidea
    »Family: Sphingidae
      »Subfamily: Smerinthinae
        »Tribe: Smerinthini

A resident moth which usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats but it is sometimes fairly common in the far eastern corner of the county. Widespread but only patchily distributed, and very local and distinctly episodic in any numbers. Chiefly single-brooded, flying from early May to late July. Partial second generations have been recorded in the county. Larval foodplants are garden apple, crab apple, sallow, grey willow, goat willow and lime. (Pratt, 2011)

Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 23 v 2015
Photo: Mike Snelling
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eastbourne , 06 vi 2016
Photo: Peter Coyston
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 19 v 2013
Photo: Olly Ellis
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 03 vii 2017
Photo: Bill Welch
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Vines Cross, 25 v 2011
Photo: Neville Richardson
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, 22 v 2010
Photo: Tony Wilson
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 18 v 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Barcombe, vii 2006
Photo: Clive Dickson
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 18 v 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, 19 ix 2010
Photo: Tony Wilson
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 16 viii 2009
Photo: Jacob Everitt

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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