69.003 .... B&F 1981
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Relatively common throughout Nottinghamshire and regularly attracted to MV light. In recent years, we have found the larvae of this moth rather difficult to find and it seems to have become less common than the Eyed Hawk-moth.
Photographed at Gamston Wood June 2014   Photographed at Red Hill July 2005
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2021
Early stages                            
Ova laid on Goat Sallow Salix caprea, photographed at Market Warsop August 2021.
2nd instar larva on Goat Sallow Salix caprea, photographed at Market Warsop September 2021.
Full grown larva on Poplar Poplar sp, photographed at Market Warsop September 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Poplar Hawk-moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. David Yates. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sandra Parkin. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Ona Borroff. Graham Birkett. Peter Acton. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Tom Shields. Mike Hill. Jason and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton. Agnes Kiemel. Ian Ellis. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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