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69.002 ~ 1980 ~ Eyed Hawk-moth ~ Smerinthus ocellata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but found throughout much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 75-95mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Gardens, orchards, parks, woodland, scrub, riverside and fens.


Willows, sallows, wild and cultivated species of apple.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva late June-Sept.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th May 2007, Commins Coch
Photo by PB, 1st Aug 2010, Cors Dyfi