Geometridae : Ennominae

Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Boughton 14/7/12

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.243/1922
Norfolk status
Common and widespread.

Unmistakable large, pale lemon yellow moth, with diagnostic pointed tail on hindwing.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
13/10/2014127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
13/10/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/10/2014127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
05/10/2014127TG14 - Sheringham
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Forewing: 22-30mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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