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UK
moth
Sphingidae
Hawk
Eyed
Smerinthinae
ocellata
Smerinthus
Sphinx


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1980 Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth)

1980 Smerinthus ocellata (Eyed Hawkmoth)
Sphingidae Smerinthinae Wingspan: 88mm.

A common UK Hawkmoth, although cryptically marked on the visible forewings at rest, if disturbed, it reveals the false eyes on the hindwings to deter would-be predators by suddenly exposing them.

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 spacemouses
spacemouses
Brilliant. Nothing like that up my way.
8 years ago.
 Wimm/Vic
Wimm/Vic club
A beautiful Hawk Moth, Tony.
7 years ago.
 Tony James
Tony James club
Thanks everyone!
7 years ago.

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