69.001 .... B&F 1979
Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Common in Nottinghamshire, with most records occurring in a broad band running the length of the county, west of the River Trent. In suburban Nottingham, newly emerged moths can often be found on the trunks of Lime trees.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP June 2009   Photographed at Clipstone May 2006
Photographed at Market Warsop May 2006   Photographed at Hare Hill Wood May 2004
Early stages                            
Ova on Lime Tilia cordata. Photographed late April 2024
1st-instar larva (just hatched) on Lime Tilia cordata. Photographed April 29th 2024.
3rd-instar larva on Lime Tilia cordata. Photographed May 2024
Full grown larva. Photographed on Lime Tilia cordata at Market Warsop September 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lime Hawk-moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Wil Heeney. David Yates. Darren Matthews. Sean Tobin. Richard Mitchell. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Damian Taylor. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Steven Chick. Peter Acton.  Phil Cadman. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Libby Borroff. Tom Shields. Mike Hill. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024
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