Sphingidae Smerinthinae Smerinthini Mimas tiliae Acherontia atropos
Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eyed Hawk-moth
Sphinx demi-paon

Genus: Smerinthus Latreille, [1802]   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Bebroptera Sodoffsky, 1837
   Bellia Tutt, 1902
   Bellinca Strand, 1943
   Copismerinthus Kirby, 1892
   Daddia Tutt, 1902
   Dilina Dalman, 1816
   Eusmerinthus Grote, 1877
   Merinthus Meigen, 1830
   Nicholsonia Tutt, 1902
   Niia Strand, 1943
  Synonims (species):
   cinerascens Staudinger, 1879
   salicis Hübner, [1796]

Adult:
S. ocellata (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, September 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ocellata (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Tolfa (Viterbo), Italy, July 1986
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ocellata (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, June 7, 2002
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
S. ocellata (© Marcin Grabski)
Adult, Wrocław, Upper Silesia, Poland, May 18, 2004
(Photo by Marcin Grabski)
S. ocellata (© Marcin Grabski)
Adult, Wrocław, Upper Silesia, Poland, May 18, 2004
(Photo by Marcin Grabski)
S. ocellata (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, September 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
S. ocellata (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Tolfa (Viterbo), Italy, June 1986
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
S. ocellata (© Giuseppe Salamino)
Larva, October 16, 2005
(Photo by Giuseppe Salamino, Forum Natura Mediterraneo)
S. ocellata (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Tolfa (Viterbo), Italy, June 1986
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
S. ocellata (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Anticoli (Roma), Italy, July 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Salix, S. fragilis, S. alba, S. viminalis, S. caprea, S. aurita, S. cinerea, S. myrsinifolia, S. phylicifolia, Betula, Populus tremula, Malus domestica, Prunus padus, Pyrus communis, Viburnum opulus, Alnus glutinosa, A. incana

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

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