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Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lime Hawk-moth
69.0010 (B&F: 1979)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Bombycoidea
    »Family: Sphingidae
      »Subfamily: Smerinthinae
        »Tribe: Smerinthini

This resident and suspected occasional immigrant occurs singly, sometimes sparingly, and occasionally fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. It is well distributed but very local in any numbers. Normally single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of May to mid July. Partial second emergences have been recorded in the county. The larvae feed on lime and elm. (Pratt, 2011)

Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 30 v 2018
Photo: John Luck
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 03 v 2015
Photo: Mike Snelling
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woolbeeding Common, 06 vi 2014
Photo: Dave Green
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 24 iv 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Binstead Wood, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 11 vii 2006
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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