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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphingidae: Smerinthinae
1979 / 69.001
Photo © Ron Ashton,  Eaton Park, Norwich, 03/07/2010

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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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/06/2021227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/06/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
13/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
13/06/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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