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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1979 / 69.001

Norfolk 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

< Arsenura xanthopus | Eyed Hawk-moth >

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/07/2024127TG11Costessey
27/06/2024127TM49Thurlton
25/06/2024127TG42Eccles
25/06/2024128TF63Dersingham
24/06/2024127TG23North Walsham
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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
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