Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 70-80mm.  Similar to poplar hawkmoth but a flash of the pinkish hindwings with the iridescent blue eyespot soon puts to rest any ID queries.  The eyespot is black rimmed with a large black pupil.  The forewings range from greyish-brown through to pinkish or occasionally blackish.  White antennae. CHRYSALIS: Located in winter. LARVA: June to September on willow, aspen, poplar and sallow. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light.  When disturbed the eyes are exposed and the moth rocks to and fro. HABITAT: Parks, gardens, orchards, woods and riversides. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded.  May to July. STATUS: Resident.  Common.

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