Sphingidae : Smerinthinae
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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 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/07/2018128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
07/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
27/06/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
25/06/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 23-39mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Limes, elms, birches and Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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