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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1979 / 69.001

Morley's Final Catalogue: Rarely seen outside towns, where it flies to light: fairly common in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Beccles (undersized) Gorleston &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common and widespread. Reddish form brunnea found occasionally.

Life history: Single brooded in late spring/summer. Larvae regularly found, mainly when leaving host trees to pupate.

Identification: No similar species occur in the county.

Habitats: Gardens, parks, woodland, wooded heathland.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
06/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/06/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
26/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/06/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2023

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 23-39mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Lime, Elm, Birch and Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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