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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1979 / 69.001

General comments:
Widespread and potentially ubiquitous. Numerically common, but a small decline in numbers since the 1990s has been registered across the two counties, in that this species has gone from being one of the more frequently captured hawks to one that is no longer represented on every list.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/05/2024121TQ38 - City of London / Hackney
11/07/2023121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
08/07/2023121TQ16 - Sunbury / Hampton Court
28/06/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
21/06/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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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
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