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69.003 ~ 1981 ~ Poplar Hawk-moth ~ Laothoe populi
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county. This is our most recorded species of Hawk-moth.

Wingspan :  M & F, 72-92mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Gardens, parks, woodland, scrub, heathland, moorland, riverside and fens.


Poplars, sallows and willows.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 3rd July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 3rd July 2009, Llanfyllin
Close-up of head
Photo by PRW, 16th Sept 2008, Commins Coch