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Eyed Hawkmoth

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The Eyed Hawkmoth (Smerinthus ocellata) is a common Hawkmoth of Southern Britain.

When it is disturbed it shows it's "eyes" and rocks to and fro, which has been proven to deter insectivorous birds.

It is a dullish moth, with a dark stripe running down it's body.

The eyes are bluish with a darker "iris". The "eyes" are on pink wings.

This species flies from May-September depending on your location.
Eyed Hawmoth TL

When the Eyed Hawkmoth is active

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