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Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1979 / 69.001

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern England, the larva feeding on birch (Betulae spp.), lime (Tiliae spp.), english elm (Ulmus procera) and alder (Alnus glutinosus). In Dorset, the moth is at low density and most frequent in plantations, town avenues and parks where lime (Tiliae platyphyllos x cordata) has been planted. The species has also been noted in small numbers within woodland containing small-leaved lime (Tiliae cordata). Larvae have yet to be found feeding on tree species... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
27/06/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/06/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
24/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/06/201919SY79 Puddletown

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