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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Smerinthinae
1979 / 69.001
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  25/05/2019 - Paston

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 23-39mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Lime, Elm, Birch and Alder.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Common and widespread.
Woodland and suburban habitats.
Distinctive large green and pink moth, with an equally common red-brown form with brick-red central markings (f. brunnea) also occurring.
Adult moths comes to light at night.

The larvae of Eyed Hawk-moth & Lime hawk-moth are very similar and both have a blue tail. However, warts on the anal flap of Lime hawk-moth are characteristic.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
01/07/2024127TG11Costessey
27/06/2024127TM49Thurlton
25/06/2024127TG42Eccles
25/06/2024128TF63Dersingham
24/06/2024127TG23North Walsham
23/06/2024127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
23/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
22/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
18/06/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
15/06/2024127TM18New Buckenham
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