Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
ABH BF

Photo © Ray Roche,  18/05/2014 - Ingoldisthorpe

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 69.001/1979
Norfolk status
Woodland and suburban habitats.
Also a red-brown form with brick-red cenral markings (f. brunnea)
Comes to light . Does not feed.
Widespread.

Note: both larvae of Eyed & Lime hawk-moth have a blue tail, but warts on the anal flap of Lime hawk-moth are diagnostic.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/06/2016128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/06/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/06/2016127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/06/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 23-39mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Limes, elms, birches and Alder
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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