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Miked's 218th spot submitted on 2nd August 2009

Observed: 2nd August 2009 By: miked
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 MG 1728
Description:

eyed hawkmoth?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eyed Hawk-moth (Smerinthus ocellata) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

not sure

I don't think I know how to tell Eyed Hawk caterpillars from Poplar Hawk caterpillars, does anyone else? Your photo does look most like Eyed, but from the pictures I've seen both species vary. What was it feeding on, some sort of willow?

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feeding on Salix and it

feeding on Salix and it happened to be under the twig as shown in picture