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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1979 / 69.001
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 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2022128TF52 - Terrington
14/05/2022127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
14/05/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/05/2022127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Forewing: 23-39mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Limes, elms, birches and Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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