Sphingidae Smerinthinae Smerinthini Laothoe amurensis Marumba quercus
Laothoe populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Poplar Hawk-moth
Sphinx du peuplier

Genus: Laothoe Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (species):
   borkhauseni Bartel, 1900
   lappona Rangnow, 1935
   palustris Holle, 1865
   roseotincta Reuter, 1935
   salicis Holle, 1865
   tremulae Borkhausen, 1793

Adult:
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, September 1991
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 16, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, June 1, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
L. populi (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adults (mating), Skaføgård, Denmark, June 19, 2002
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
L. populi (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Adult (male), near Alekseevka village, Naro-Fominsk district, Moscow region, Russia, July 14, 2004
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)
L. populi (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Adult, near Alekseevka village, Naro-Fominsk district, Moscow region, Russia, July 14, 2004
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)

Larva:
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 15, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, July 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, August 1991
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, August 1991
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. populi (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Larva, Naro-Fominsk, Moscow region, Russia, August 29, 2005
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)

Pupa:
L. populi (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Populus tremula, Populus balsamifera, Populus alba, Populus nigra, Salix alba, Salix fragilis, Salix purpurea, Salix caprea, Salix aurita, Salix myrsinifolia, Salix phylicifolia, Malus domestica

To know more about:
A.R. Pittaway - Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic - Laothoe populi page

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