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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria

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

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

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/06/2022428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/06/2022227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/06/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
26/06/2022227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 22-30mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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