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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Smerinthinae
1979 / 69.001
Photo © Matthew Casey,  26/05/2019 - Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 23-39mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Limes, elms, birches and Alder.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/08/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
23/07/2019128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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