Poplar hawkmoth

Laothoe populi

A larger hawkmoth with a wingspan of 70-100 mm, has a distinctive resting posture with its hindwings held further forward than the forewings, resembling poplar leaves. Host plants include poplar (Populus spp.), willow (Salix spp.), apple (Malus spp.), elm (Ulmus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), and ash (Fraxinus spp.). This moth flies May through September, the adults are nocturnal and do not feed.

 

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