Naming*''Smerinthus ocellatus ocellatus''
⤷ ''Smerinthus ocellatus atlanticus'' Austaut, 1890
⤷ ''Smerinthus atlanticus protai'' Speidel & Kaltenbach, 1981
''Smerinthus ocellatus atlanticus'' is sometimes treated as a full species, in which case ''Smerinthus atlanticus protai'' is placed as a subspecies of this species, rather than ''Smerinthus ocellatus''.
ReproductionThe larva is pale bluish or yellowish green with small white-tipped tubercules and a grey-blue tail horn. The sides are striped white or yellow and the spiracles are white ringed with dark red. The larvae grow to about 80 mm. The larval foodplants are various species of ''Salix'', ''Populus'' and ''Malus''
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