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Lime Hawk-moth

Mimas tiliae


We found this moth sleeping on a vending machine. The colors look like it should be nicely camouflaged on the bark of planes trees (sycamore), but a cursory search on the internet turned up no direct connections.


Suburban carwash along arterial lined with Tilia (big-leaf linden) trees

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bayucca 11 years ago
Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae Mimas tiliae

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Bruce Weiskotten
Bruce Weiskotten 11 years ago

Identified promptly with a little help from my friends. There are indeed an abudance of Tilia (linden) trees in the neighborhood.

Bruce Weiskotten
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Bruce Weiskotten

Camaiore, Toscana, Italy

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Aug 12, 2012

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