Norfolk status A spectacular hawk-moth, with large pink, blue and black eye patches on its rear wings. These eye spots can only be seen when the moth is disturbed.
The caterpillars grow up to 7. 5cm long and have a blue 'horn' at one end which distinguishes them from the otherwise similar larva of the poplar hawk-moth. Note: both larvae of Eyed & Lime hawk-moth have a blue tail, but warts on the anal flap of Lime hawk-moth are diagnostic.
Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1834. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats