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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 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/07/2018127TM28 - Harleston
17/07/2018227TG20 - Norwich
17/07/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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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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