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Smerinthus ocellatus
(eyed hawkmoth)



Smerinthus ocellatus (eyed hawkmoth)


  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Smerinthus ocellatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • eyed hawkmoth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Smerinthus ocellatus Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • eyed hawkmoth

Other Scientific Names

  • Phalaena ocellata
  • Smerinthus ocellata
  • Sphinx ocellatus

International Common Names

  • English: hawk moth, eyed (England)

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: aftenpafugleoje
  • Finland: sinisilmäkiitäjä
  • Germany: Abendpfauenauge
  • Norway: kveldpafugloye
  • Sweden: videsvärmare

EPPO code

  • SMEROC (Smerinthus ocellatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Sphingidae
  •                             Genus: Smerinthus
  •                                 Species: Smerinthus ocellatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


AustriaUnconfirmed record
Czechoslovakia (former)Unconfirmed record
GermanyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
ItalyUnconfirmed record
SwitzerlandUnconfirmed record
UKUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Larvae
Exorista bombycis Parasite Larvae
Exorista grandis Parasite Larvae
Exorista nova Parasite Larvae
Frontina laeta Parasite Larvae
Masicera sphingivora Parasite Larvae
Nilea innoxia Parasite Larvae
Phryxe erythrostoma Parasite Larvae
Siphona cristata Parasite Larvae
Winthemia bohemani Parasite Larvae
Winthemia quadripustulata Parasite Larvae

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