Eyed Hawkmoth

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Eyed Hawkmoth Smerinthus ocellata. Previously wrongly identified as a Poplar Hawkmoth. The confusion was due to the fact that we didn’t get a chance to see the ‘eyes’, plus the Chinery illustration for the Eyed Hawkmoth doesn’t show the hindwings projecting forwards, though the text does describe them this way. Thanks James.

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