Poplar Hawkmoth Laothoe populi
Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk, England, May2009 - click for larger image Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk, England
May 2009

The Poplar Hawkmoth is probably the most common and widespread hawkmoth in the British Isles.

The caterpillar feeds on Poplars, including aspen, willows and sallows. The adult flies between May and early August while the larva can be seen between June and September. The pupa overwinters underground near the larval plants.

There is a page on this species at UK Moths.
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