Butterfly Conservation
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
1982 - 2022
Click Here to Join!

Poplar Hawk-moth - Laothoe populi

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1981

The Poplar Hawkmoth is the most widely spread and frequent hawk-moth in the British Isles. As its name suggests its larvae feed on poplars but also on sallows and willows. The adult can be found anywhere the larval food plants grow including parks and gardens. Both sexes come frequently to light.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

Flight Times


More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.