Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
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Eyed Hawk-moth
Smerinthus ocellata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1980 / 69.002
=Smerinthus ocellatus
Photo © Ken Mccann,  Hemingbrough

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64 but seems to have a very patchy distribution. Whilst quite common in some low areas of VC63 and regularly recorded in parts of VC61, it seems rare elsewhere and generally seems to avoid high ground. In suburban areas it may feed on apple as much as its wild food plants (AMRH pers. comm.)

2012 (CHF): Reported from most lowland areas of the county. Numbers are stable.

Recorded in 123 (62%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 36-44mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Willows and sallows, apple
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2022161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
23/08/2022+63SE60 - Hatfield
19/08/2022164SE37 - Ripon
18/08/2022+63SE60 - Hatfield
12/08/2022164SE37 - Ripon
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