Lime Hawk-moth


Mimas tiliae – This is a large and impressive hawk-moth with scalloped-edged forewings and olive-green and pinkish markings. The central dark forewing markings may be variable, and in some individuals may be joined to form a cross-band.


Lime Hawkmoth Mimas tiliae


Lime Hawkmoth Mimas tiliae


Lime Hawkmoth Mimas tiliae


Lime Hawkmoth Mimas tiliae


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon Coolpix P500
Date taken: 26th June 2013
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

25 thoughts on “Lime Hawk-moth

  1. What a beauty. I like green and pink in almost every combination, but I never expected to see this. The pattern looks remarkably like hunter’s camouflage.

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  2. What a beauty, Pete.
    I’m so glad to see you posting again (even if you can’t get outdoors much). I hope your health is improving as the days go by.

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    1. Thank you gillyflower πŸ™‚ I will do a post shortly on moth trapping and will feature my own homemade moth trap, giving some hints and tips so hopefulyl you will gleam more info there.

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  3. Beautiful shots of a beautiful hawk-moth! Often overlooked which is a pity. There are such great examples, but I hardly see them. You were really lucky with this one πŸ™‚ Do you find many moths in your garden?

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    1. Thank you very much πŸ™‚ I am lucky I do have many moth visitors, and I also attract them with light into a moth trap I made, then let them go once I have photographed them. I hope to do a post on moth trapping soon as most moths only can be seen at night, and some are as beautiful as butterflies, but rarely seen.

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      1. The trap is a good idea. Maybe I should go out to a meadow in summertime (a pity I don’t get up so early ;-). I have a few up here from time to time, especially the caterpillars, but I rarely see these moths. Really wonderful this variety and these fantastic patterns! I am looking forward to your post πŸ™‚

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