Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Smerinthus > Smerinthus ocellata

Smerinthus ocellata

Wikipedia Abstract

Smerinthus ocellatus, known as the eyed hawk-moth, is a European moth of the family Sphingidae. The eyespots are not visible in resting position, where the forewings cover them. They are displayed when the moth feels threatened, and may startle a potential predator, giving the moth a chance to escape. The adult moth has a wingspan of 70–80 millimetres (2.8–3.1 in).
View Wikipedia Record: Smerinthus ocellata


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Duddon Mosses 774 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Ouse Washes 769 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alnus glutinosa (European alder)[1]
Alnus incana (gray alder)[1]
Ligustrum vulgare (European privet)[1]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[1]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[1]
Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)[1]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)[1]
Prunus persica (peach)[1]
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)[2]
Pyrus communis (common pear)[1]
Salix aurita (eared willow)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Salix fragilis (crack willow)[1]
Salix myrsinifolia (European willow)[1]
Salix viminalis (basket willow)[1]
Viburnum opulus (European cranberrybush)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acalyptus carpini5
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)8
Acronicta auricoma (Scarce Dagger)6
Acronicta leporina (miller)7
Acronicta megacephala (Poplar Grey)6
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)9
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)6
Agonopterix conterminella5
Apatura iris (Purple Emperor Butterfly)5
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)5
Biston betularia (peppered moth)5
Brachylomia viminalis (Minor Shoulder-knot)5
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)5
Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave Moth)6
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)7
Cerura vinula (Puss Moth)9
Clostera anachoreta (Scarce Chocolate-tip)7
Clostera curtula (Chocolate-tip)7
Clostera pigra (Small Chocolate-tip)7
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)8
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)5
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)5
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)6
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)7
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)5
Cryptorhynchus lapathi7
Diloba caeruleocephala5
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)9
Euproctis similis5
Furcula furcula (Sallow Kitten)8
Gastropacha quercifolia (Lappet)5
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)6
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)5
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)6
Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawk-moth)9
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)6
Lithophane hepatica7
Lomaspilis marginata (Clouded Border Moth)5
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)9
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)6
Naenia typica (Gothic)6
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)8
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)5
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)5
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)6
Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)5
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)6
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)8
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)8
Rheumaptera undulata6
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)8
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)6
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)5
Sesia bembeciformis (Lunar Hornet Moth)7
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)5
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)5




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access