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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 92 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-39mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Limes, elms, birches and Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
04/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
30/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
30/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
29/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75

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