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''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 .

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Oct 22, 2015. Captured May 23, 2015 07:06.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 220mm