Poplar Hawk-moth

Laothoe populi


Species Codes

B&F 1981 RES 69.003

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Species Account

Common and widespread across Kent. Any gaps in distribution may even be down to lack of recorder coverage rather than the absence of the moth. An unmistakable Hawk-moth with an unusual resting posture whereby the hindwings are pushed forward in front of the forewings.

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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