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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1979 / 69.001

A fairly common resident across our region.

Found in most lowland habitats where its foodplant grows.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light but occasionally found resting during the day.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-39mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Limes, elms, birches and Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSP08 -
17/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ41 -
15/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84 -
13/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO98 -
08/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP08 -

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