Sphingidae : Smerinthinae

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  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.

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 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2015128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
13/07/2015127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
12/07/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/07/2015227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/07/2015128TF91 - Dereham
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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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